DIY Farmhouse Style Sign

SOOOO I am OBSESSED with the Farmhouse style! When I first started watching Fixer Upper on HGTV I was hooked, and by hooked I mean I wanted to BE Joanna Gaines!!! Ever since she introduced me to Shiplap walls and distressed white paint I take every chance I get to add a new piece to my collection. No doubt about it though, farmhouse decor can be expensive, so I’ve learned to make some of it on my own!

And today I bring you….



These signs are very easy to make and also very inexpensive. I bought all of my materials from Wal-Mart and spent maybe around $15!


  • Wood Sign of your choice ( I suggest a darker wood because it shows through the paint best)
  • White paint
  • Sharpie Paint Pen (any other brand works too, I have just found that Sharpie makes the smoothest ones)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Stencil (optional)IMG_2126

I first start by painting the wood sign with white paint. The trick here though is to not put the paint on too thick. When I paint it I just put just a tad on the sign and then spread it out with my brush. The best brush to use is the China Bristle brush.


Once you have all your paint on and it dries, it should look a little something like this.


For the next step, if you don’t feel like you have a steady head or nice enough penmanship then don’t be afraid to use a stencil! I still make a lot of stencils for my crafts. If you don’t have a store bought stencil you can type up your saying in a word document, pick the font you want, print it, and cut out the letters with a Xacto Knife!


All that’s left to do is to write on your saying or trace it from your stencil. If you’re trying to get the handscript font like the one in the picture the trick is to draw a thicker line at any point you are going down with the pen.


Really that’s all there is to making an inexpensive farmhouse style sign for your home! I love all the signs I have made in the past, including this new one to my collection!!




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