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Seriously…if I can do this you can too!! Make your own wood sign! I made mine with a piece of worn wood that I found laying out back. I love the farmhouse flair that comes with rustic wood! Of course you can use new wood for yours if you want! I made mine a Lemonade theme sign..
First step is to find your inspiration. My inspiration came from Ballard Designs. I loved this lemonade sign from them but needed to add a little country to it!!
My first step was to try to copy that font as close as possible. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out a stencil. You can of course use another method to make a stencil or transfer your font to the board. I started with a REALLY light coat of white paint on the board. Then I painted the “Fresh Squeezed Lemonade” in green onto the board using a stencil. (Paints are from Folk Art.)
I then took yellow and went on one side of all of the letters to get the two toned effect of the original.
Now that we are done with the Lemonade portion we need to work on the 5 cent portion.
I painted a green square then the 5 cents in white using a stencil. Yellow all the way around the edge again.
I need to talk about board choice for just a second. Cause I loooove rustic…love! So I chose a board with a battered end….
Love those rustic details!!
Now for the other end I actually free handed that yellow lemon and added some green touches. You could stencil it again.
I used green, white, and yellow to make a box around the lemon….
Seriously y’all…if little ole me can do this so can you!! Hunt up some inspiration and get to painting! Make your own wood sign!! Send it to me when you are done — I would love to see em!!