Monday, August 2, 2010

Barn Door Signs

I'm currently in the process of redoing my bedroom and was looking for some inexpensive artwork. I had seen a few different signs that I loved and wanted to create one of my own. I LOVE old doors, especially barn doors. They provide such great texture and detail...a perfect canvas for my potential artwork!

I found this barn door at a local salvage place for $20. It was perfect and even had a blue-ish paint on it!

I dry-brushed the door a creamy white.

I then stenciled one of my favorite quotes on the board. I used 3 inch stencil letters in a rustic font. Be careful of spacing when doing letters! Do a rough guess of where each word will be placed to make sure the quote is centered!

After the stenciling was complete, I sanded the whole door to distress the letters and the finish on the door. I also rubbed a brown glaze over the whole door.

Here is the finished product! I can't wait to hang this over the bed in my new room! When hanging something heavy over the bed, make sure to put any screws into studs!!
It was hard to get a good picture since the door is so large! Stay tuned for the revealing of my new room for a better picture of this sign!!

For some AWESOME painting on old doors, check out Molly Susan Strong!

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  1. This is awesome. I love that song! I used a Beatles song to engrave my husband's wedding ring! Ha! Anyway, this door is just great. I love old stuff like that. I wish there were more barns here!

  2. What a great sign, I love how big it is!

  3. Oh now i just love this! I would of taken the boards apart and used them for separate signs, but what you've done here is wonderful! Great job=)
    Stopping in from the power of paint party.

  4. Love how rustic it is... can't wait to see what you do with it!

  5. I love it! Makes me want to go hack down my barn! Ok, maybe that's a little extreme, but I really do like your sign!

  6. your sign looks great! I love rustic signs.

  7. Hi, I love the sign and the saying. So many possibilites. Amazing what a little paint and a stencil can do....very creative and inexpensive too.