Do you love farmhouse signs as much as I do? Have you tried your hand at making one yet? Well today I would like to share my own farmhouse bakery sign DIY process with you. It was so darn easy, I don’t know why I waited so long to give it a try myself!
The first thing you want to do is to think about were you want your sign to hang. It’s no fun if you put all your time and effort into making a sign that rocks, then you discover it doesn’t fit in the spot where you had planned to hang it!
I knew right from the get go that I wanted my sign to fit perfectly in the space that was above my cooking stove and beneath the exhaust fan. After taking the exact measurements I asked my husband if he would build a wooden sign for me. He said, “yes”, of course!
While my husband was out in the garage busy working on the sign
I was busy creating a three course sumptuous dinner for him. I can’t lie….I was busy searching picmonkey to find a font that I would like to use on my farmhouse sign. For the large lettering on the sign I chose a very simple font. For the bakery items I decided to go with a fancier cursive.
I copy my lettering right from my computer screen, but you can also print the lettering out, cut it and lay it on your board. Then trace the lettering. For the smaller cursive font I used carbon paper and traced it on to the surface. It is pretty hard to cut such small lettering accurately.
Now this next step is going to be a stunner for you! I filled the lettering in with magic marker. Yes, you heard that right. It was a brand new Sharpie permanent marker. It filled in the letters so easily. Lastly I applied three coats of sealer to finish for a protective coat since my sign was going to hang over my cooking stove.
Here is my finished sign before I had hung it. My husband says that it looks like a professionally done sign. He, no doubt, is my greatest fan.!
In conclusion, farmhouse bakery sign DIY is simple and anyone can do it. Just give it a try!
If you would like to view another simple sign to make for your home, check out my post here. If you have any question about either projects just give me a shout and I’ll do my best to answer you. As always, feel free to pin!!
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