Easy Painted Burlap Wooden Sign
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My kids think I am weird, but for some reason, they can’t stop saying “food” when they walk into the kitchen. Hmmm, I wonder why? Let’s get started on this fun wooden sign project by first checking out some much-needed supplies!
- Scrap lumber (2×4, 1×6 or another similar piece in length desired)
- Wood stain in preferred color
- Stencil for letters (can use purchased or print your own)
- Carpet Tacks
It all started with this pine board, which I got for $1 at the Restore a couple years back. It only had three sides routed when I bought it because it was a shelf board. It so happened one day that a friend of mine was routing some boards and she offered to do all four sides for me, of course, I said yes! You can use a router to produce the beveled look, or leave your board straight on all sides. No matter what you choose, your painted burlap wooden sign will look amazing when you are done!
Since the board was the perfect size for this project, I pulled it out of storage and dusted it off. After some wood conditioner and stain, it was looking “down right perdy” (imagine an awesome western accent).
I was going to just stencil the word right on the board until I remembered some scrap burlap my friend had given me. I cut it into four pieces and frayed the edges. If you don’t know the trick to cutting a straight line on burlap just follow the photo above, trust me, this is necessary!
I cut my letters on contact paper using my Cricut. If you don’t own a cutting machine no worries! You can use the good old fashioned pencil transfer method right onto the contact paper and then cut it out with scissors, and you have your own stencil! Easy! If you want to spend a little money, there are tons of inexpensive stencils online and in hobby stores.
After placing my stencil onto each piece of burlap, I pounced on some white paint with a cheap foam brush and peeled off the stencil while the paint was still wet. It would be a good idea to put something like wax paper under your burlap while you paint. Otherwise, it will stick to the surface of whatever it under it and then you won’t be able to easily transfer to your wooden sign.
After waiting for the paint to dry, or busting out the hair dryer, if you are impatient like me, I grabbed some carpet tacks and simply nailed the burlap right onto the wood.
Super easy and fun!
Now I don’t have to stare at an empty wall anymore, and trust me it looks way better in person. Sorry for this photo, I was running out of daylight.
I love the blue burlap and the wood tones, I am such a sucker for pretty wood!
The possibilities are pretty much endless for painting burlap and make creating a fun wooden sign so much easier! How fun would it be to make a kids name, or letters and numbers for a playroom, or even a fun design? Have you ever painted burlap?
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