Recently, I was asked to donate something from my business to a silent auction event for a scholarship fund at one of our local universities. I decided to donate something homemade and came up with this Farm House Style Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Wood Sign.
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I know there are oodles of tutorials on Pinterest on how to paint wood signs, so in this post I will mostly share what supplies I used and share photos of where I started and how the final project came out.
Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Wood Sign Project
For this project you will need:
- Old piece of wood or new piece you can age with stain
- Acrylic Paints
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Chalk Paint
- Computer and printer to create template
- Colored Chalk
- Painters tape
- Ball Point Pen
I started this project with a leftover board from our old pool deck. (You know I couldn’t just throw these out or burn them). After cleaning up the board, I applied a thin layer of chalk paint in Old Linen in a dry brush technique.
I printed out a template for the words for the sign on my computer. After applying a layer of colored chalk to the back of the printout, I then positioned the words on the board, taped it down with painters tape, and traced around each letter with a ball point pen. This technique leaves an impression of the chalk behind on the wood.
Then I just painted the letters in black and orange acrylic paints. I decided the sign needed a little more character so I added on painted fall leaves and did some distressing to the wood.
And that was it. This project took me about 3 hours to complete, and free supplies I already had on hand. The best part, it helps a college student with scholarship funds. A win, win in my book.
Other Fall decor to consider:
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11