Rustic Farmers Market Sign For Your Garden

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Featured, Summer Projects | 7 comments

I wanted a unique sign to put by our garden this summer.  I searched and searched and didn’t find anything I loved so decided I would create my very own.

I wanted something that looked old, and rustic, that had an old world charm to greet us every time we entered the garden.

I love the blog Funky Junk Interiors because she is always making things from pallet wood that makes me drool!  Her farmers market sign was my inspiration!

The kids and I took an old pallet board and this is what we did:

  1. Removed any nails from wood
  2. Painted the board with a greyish/blue wall paint that we had laying around
  3. Let it dry completely
  4. Painted again with a white paint we had on hand
  5. Let it dry again
  6. During nap time I printed of the words Farmers Market in fonts that I thought were cool
  7. Traced the words onto the board
  8. Got out my trusty  little paint brushes and black acrylic paint and painted where I traced
  9. Let it try and then used an electric sander to distress
  10. Used 2 coats of an indoor/outdoor lacquer spray to finish
  11. Added eye hooks and wire to hang

Here is a look at the final product.

The best part is … this project was totally FREE!!!  All done with things that we had around the house!

I love how it turned out!  It makes me smile every time we go into the garden!


7 Comments

  1. I love this sign! It’s so cute! I would have thought you got it at an antique store somewhere.

  2. Wow… this looks awesome! And just love where you mounted it. Sure looks like a real deal to me. All by hand yet… shaking head in complete awe here… :)

    Donna

    • Thank you so much Donna – it means SO much coming from you! Your blog has been such an inspiration to me, and one of the reasons I started my own! Your creativity always inspires me to create! Many thanks to you for your inspiration and for your sweet comment!

  3. Love this! Great inspiration. Just found your blog today & I’m a new follower :)

    • Thank you! So glad to hear you are going to be following A Spotted Pony!! I have some great stuff to come!

  4. Love it! I looked for a sign for mine too and never did get anythning, I may try this for next year! First time visitor from Funky Junks party. I’m sure I’ll be back!

    • I hope you do!! Glad you stopped by A Spotted Pony and found something you liked!

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