Monday, 15 July 2013

DIY: Make your own antique style sign

Bonjour everybody,
This is the first in what I hope to be a long series of DIY projects for the home. Making your own sign is really easy and you can change the colour/writing to suit your own style. Enjoy...

First, get an old plank of wood which is the right size (it doesn't matter if it is dirty)

Next get a tin of any colour paint- I chose white

Then use sand paper or tape to gently remove some of the paint, when dry.
After this you can sponge some more of your colour round the edges, in a slightly darker shade (just add a bit of black to your original paint)

Use this paint to roughly paint the plank of wood

Use a stencil or free hand to draw the letters of your choice onto
 your plank once dry.  After that paint your letters on in a colour of your choice.

Voila your antique sign is complete,

Laura xxx


  1. Great idea, I will be trying this soon hopefully p.s Love the blog!

    1. Awww, thankyou very much, don't forget you can experiment with as many colours as you like!