How to Make a Farmhouse Style Sign

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing how to DIY a simple Farmhouse style sign for just a few dollars.

This weekend, I decided that I needed a little something for the space over the kitchen sink, but didn’t want to buy something. Sometimes I get sick of buying things (crazy, I know) so I made my own sign instead.

This is such an easy project, that I did it in no time and I think it’s super cute for the summer.image

Here is what you need:

Piece of wood

Stain & brush


Paint or Marker

First, I grabbed a piece of wood from the garage that was left over from another project we recently completed. Luckily, it was the perfect size that I needed so there was no cutting involved.



After lightly sanding the edges, I applied just one coat of Minwax stain in Dark Walnut.



After letting the stain dry, I taped stencils onto the board to add my text.

I had planned on using white paint to fill in the letters but I couldn’t get the jar open. Darn paint had dried it shut.

So, I went to plan B and used a White Chalk Pen instead.




Once I was done filling in all the lettering and making small touch ups ( It’s farmhouse style so it doesn’t have to be perfect. You can even distress the sign a bit if you prefer) I just had to wait a few minutees for the chalk to dry.

I added a small picture hanger to the back and I was done.

(I didn’t want to put a hole in the wall, so I used a Command Strip wall hanger)

The only thing I bought was the stain at about $5.00

And there you have it. A cute, easy to make, summer sign for the price of a coffee.






If you are looking for other great ideas, check out my Pinterest boards here.


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Have a great day!


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19 thoughts on “How to Make a Farmhouse Style Sign

  1. Great kitchen project. Love the simplicity of this. Most of us are able to make this, no matter what skill levels. Thanks for sharing & posting over @ Oh My Heartsie Girl WW. Hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend :)

    1. Thanks Sarah-Ann, I like to think anyone can do this :) I hope you will stop back on Mondays and join our Something to Talk About link party!

  2. Hopping over from Kathy’s party and so glad that I did! LOVE the sign. DANG…I might could even do this project! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Karen,
    Creative, clever idea, dear friend!!!
    I don’t sand a n y t h i n g!!!
    Love how you used a chalk pen when the paint wouldn’t cooperate!!!
    I simply adore Dark Walnut stain, but “Mr. Ed” keeps that jar hidden!!!
    I am the world’s messiest painter and so~o~o. . .NO Staining for me!!!
    Our solution. . .I paint, he stains!!! It works!!! (wink)
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    1. Haha Pat! I’m a really messy painter too! I get that stuff everywhere!! I could never make a living at it, that’s for sure!
      Thanks for the visit!

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