Sunday, September 2, 2012

DIY Happy Harvest Old Wood Sign

I am loving the weather we are having here in Oregon!  Fall is in the air, you can just feel it.  I love how the mornings, and evenings are a little cooler:) Wonderful!

I am so excited to share this next project with you! 

 I made this with some old wood that my Dad had in his basement.  I LOVE how it turned out!

Here are the supplies you will need:

-vinyl lettering
-an old piece of wood that looks weathered
-paint (I used a pumpkin color)
-sander or sand paper
-stain (I used Delta Gel
Wood Stain)
-sponge brush

First I covered the sign with paint using my sponge brush.  This sign is very rough, so my sponge brush was ruined, but that's ok, they were 20 for $1 at Micheals!

I only did one coat and I didn't worry too much about weather it was completely covered.

Here's my vinyl lettering.  I got this about a year or so ago at a garage sale for pennies!  I love a bargin!!  Can you believe anyone would voluntarily get rid of vinyl lettering??? I can't comprehend this:)

Here is what the old wood looked like after 1 coat of paint.  

This sign actually came with only 1 end edged like this.  I used my scroll saw to do the other edge!

After the orange paint was dry, I applied the Gel Wood Stain with a rag.  It went on super easy!  It doesn't stain your hand like other stains I've used.

Here's where I applied the vinyl lettering.  It was a little tricky to get on because I think the vinyl is old.  It seems to be sticking ok, but it might have worked a little better if I stenciled it:)

It's a little tricky when you lift of the paper.  You have to pull it off as carefully as possible and S--l--O--W--L--Y!

I am super happy with how it turned out and guess what?  It cost me about 2.00!!  I had everything on hand, but if you had to buy the paint and stain, it would cost about 2 bucks:)  

I am lovin' it!  I love anything that looks, worn, distressed, etc.

My lovely 10 yr. old daughter encouraged me to use the cute little squirrel in the picture and I think I like the way the picture turned out.

What do you think??


  1. Love your sign ( and love the squirrel in the last pic!) I've had fall wooden signs on the brain lately too.

  2. Love it!! It inspires me to create something similar for my porch! So fun & fallish! Thanks for linking up! Featuring this on my FB page!

    1. Oops! I was signed into the wrong account for that comment. That was from kristi at ishouldbemoppingthefloor!

  3. very very cute! and what a garage sale score!

  4. This sign is adorable! Following from the Naptime Review Blog Hop.


  5. How neat, I love it! I'm going to try one. My mom & aunt would love this! I'm a new follower from Monday Mingle.

  6. Great sign! Very creative! Would love if you'd link up to our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day!

  7. You're sign looks perfect for fall and what a great deal! I LOVE the squirrel in the photo! :)

  8. Love how cute the sign is. I seem to shy away from making signs? The squirrel looks so cute looking over the sign! It's inspiring me to start on signs! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. I love it! I cannot wait for cooler weather to come to St. Louis. This morning it started hot and muggy. It is now storming which I hope it means cooler weather is on its way.

    Glad I found your fun site from the Wednesday Blog hop! Hope you can drop by. Julie from Stlavonlady – Scatterbrained In St. Louis

  10. This turned out great and is perfect for the fall season. I am a new follower and look forward to reading more :-)

  11. Love this sign, so cute for Fall! I will definitely be trying this project for myself.
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Following you from Welcome Wednesday! I love this post the sign turned out fantastic!

  13. Hello, I'm Sarah and I love your site. I am following via Welcome Wed.

  14. This sign is adorable! I love the color of letters that you used - they're blue right? I think it looks great with the orange. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Hi! I'm just stopping by from your feature at Katie Did It - I'm enjoying clicking through your previous posts. What a creative blog


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