DIY Signs and a girls’ DIY day…

Distressed Wood Sign Tutorial

One busy day last week, when I wasn’t renovating an apartment, Bri and her friends {Amber and Megan} joined me for a morning of thrifting and in the afternoon while I was working on a wood plank DIY project {can’t wait to show you!}, they scooped up the wood scraps and created personalized signs. They did also give me a hand on a couple of projects I was working on so a barter of wood scraps for a little creativity was the perfect “thank you”. It was a super fun and productive day! Here is a tutorial for creating a DIY wood plank sign by Megan, Amber & Bri:

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They each grabbed a board, my Dremel Multi-Max and sanded the edges. These girls are DIY divas! Affiliate link: Dremel 6300-05 120-Volt Multi-Max Oscillating Kit

DIY wood plank sign

Each girl chose a quote (or in Amber’s case the name of her upcoming Etsy shop – exciting and I’ll share more when she’s ready) and I used my Silhouette Cameo to create and cut out vinyl stencils. Affiliate link: Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle Cutter

They each went for a classic distressed/antiqued look.

Bri chose a dry brush technique with black and a brown glaze.

how to make a distressed sign

Amber chose to distress with a stain.

how to make a distressed sign

Megan did a white wash (dry brush technique) with a brown glaze.

how to make a distressed sign

Silhouette vinyl was used as a stencil and applied to the painted/glazed boards once they were dry…

how to make a distressed sign

The vinyl was rubbed down with a plastic card to secure the vinyl to the board.

They each painted the letters for their quotes using craft paint…

how to make a distressed sign

and promptly removed the stencil.

how to make a distressed sign

It didn’t take long for their signs to dry. I love them all lined up. They look awesome!

how to make a distressed sign

And they each took home a sign to display in their homes…

how to make a distressed sign

So easy. So pretty! (the signs are cute too! lol!)

Have an amazing weekend! I’ve been working on details to help out with a family reunion for Saturday so I won’t be around but hope to see you Sunday at the DIY Project Parade!

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