Rustic Farmers Market Sign For Your Garden

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 Replies to “Rustic Farmers Market Sign For Your Garden”

    1. 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!

  1. 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!

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