Tuesday, 31 January 2012

reclaimed fence wood made into sign



i found this piece of wood, it was an off cut that was being thrown away, so i grabbed it, i was with my mum at the time and she looked at me like i was mad lol, but i knew i wanted to make a rustic sign with it.
the 5 planks where nailed to a piece of wood at one end, so i nailed another piece at the bottom to make it succure.
 then i painted it, i wanted it to be white but still look like wood so i dipped my paint brush in to white paint, and then i dipped it in to a glass off water and painted it on following the grain in the wood, this created a white wash look.
 then i cut a stencil for the words on my silhouette machine, and stuck it on to the wood and painted black over the top, then i peeled it off.
 next i did the arrows, i did in the same way but with white paint.  thats all it took.

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18 comments

  1. Looks like you had fun with this! It turned out great and looks just like the real thing!

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  2. Your sign looks great and I love the salvaged plank look. I made a farmer's market sign but I think the next time I may just try one with planks.

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  3. This is something I'd buy if I saw it in a shop! Very creative repurposing!

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  4. How sustainable! Good for you! It looks great!

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  5. Fantastic - I made a sign out of a piece of laminate floor board, looks good - but I really love your rustic look too!

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  6. I love this and what a great find! I wish I could stencil better. I am you newest follower!

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  7. Another fun link up. Thanks so much for being a part of the fun!

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  8. Cool! Just goes to show ANYTHING can be salvaged and re-purposed if we have the imagination!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Looks great...glad you grabbed that wood :) Laurel

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  10. I love the repurposing, Very Creative & Clever....
    Have a wonderful week, thanks for sharing & hope you'll stop by~
    Cheryl

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  11. I love it--"old" signs add so much character! Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  12. You gotta love reclaimed wood. You did a great job with it.

    Holly

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  13. I love it! I get funny looks from my family on the things I "rescue" too!

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  14. Super fun sign! I would have rescued that myself too! You made it fun and authentic looking.

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