A Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign is the perfect way to add a rustic touch to your home decor and making it reversible saves you space too! Learn how here.
If you have been around for a while, you probably know I love farmhouse style. Even though I don’t have a farmhouse or a house for that matter, I still manage to add small rustic touches to my small apartment.
DIY Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign
After making my Window Frames, and my reversible Christmas/Winter wood sign, I had some wood boards left and wood pieces from other projects. I decided to make this cute Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign so I can use the side that fits my mood best.
I was thinking that usually, we have the back of wood signs wasted. Then we make more and more and where do we store all that? Making them reversible we get 2 for the space of 1, right?
I so love this one turned out and it was SO easy and fun to make.
You can make it with scrap pieces as I did or buy them and still won’t be expensive.
Believe me, you don’t need to be a carpenter or an experienced crafter to make this wood sign. You don’t need to have a cutting machine either. There are plenty of stencils you can buy and there are even ways to transfer your design to the wood without spending more than a bit of ink of your printer.
So this being said, how about we jump right in?
How to Make a Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign.
Gather your supplies:
- 2X – 230mm x 45mm x 18mm
- 2X – 266mm x 45mm x 18mm
- 1 wood board 230mm x 230mm x 16mm
- White latex paint
- Grey latex paint
- Wood stain (your favorite color)
- Quote vinyl stencil
- Headless nails
- Wood glue
- Plastic plate
- Cotton cloth
- Jigsaw (if you are cutting your own boards)
Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign Tutorial
I made this video tutorial for you of my process. But if you are more of a step-by-step written detailed tutorial, just scroll down a little bit and keep reading.
Whitewash your wood sign board (dilute white paint with water 1:1) and sand it.
Sand your wood boards to avoid splinters.
Now, this is a fun part. You want to give your boards that weathered look.
Give your boards rough strokes with your brush using your grey paint on all 4 sides. Don’t worry about where or if it covers. This is absolutely random and imperfect.
Set aside to let it dry.
Get your wood sign board. Place your vinyl stencil as centered as you can, rub it well and remove the transfer tape.
Paint your pretty quote and let it dry.
Go back to your frame boards and now repeat the prices with the white paint. Again just rough strokes randomly on all 4 sides.
Let it dry again.
It’s time to carefully remove the stencil from your wood sign. Peel off the stencil and then remove any small pieces left behind.
There you go!!! SOOO pretty.
Repeat process with the other side of your wood sign.
Again go back to your frame wood boards and sand them. Sand them hard and well. You want to remove as much as possible of the paint. You will see that a lot of the paint got into the wood design and will look like oooold wood.
When finished, clean your wood pieces very well to remove dust.
Then stain your boards with your favorite stain color, I used walnut. Apply the stain to all boards and then rub it with a cotton cloth.
Go back to your wood sign and sand off a little bit of your design. Just a little to give it the same old look.
Time to Frame your Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign.
Present all the pieces to make sure everything fits.
Remove the wood sign and glue 2 sides and the base boards.
Then nail them together.
Insert the wood sign as centered as you can inside the frame.
Secure with nails on the sides.
Lastly, put the last side in place and add glue to the ends. Secure with nails.
There you go!
One pretty and Reversible Farmhouse Wood Sign that you can use any time anywhere!
You can make yours using these colors or use your favorite ones. You can make it larger or smaller, imagination is the limit.
What do you think?
Doesn’t it look so pretty?
Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial. If you did don’t forget to PIN and share it with friends!
My favorite farmhouse wood projects from my favorite bloggers:
- Long Table Runner Tray Centerpiece by Cassity over at Remodelaholic.
- DIY Farmhouse Wooden Box Centerpiece by Laira over at The Turquoise Home
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Til' next time...