Monday, September 8, 2014

DIY Farmer's Market Distressed Sign

DIY Farmer's Market Distressed Sign 

I love Pinterest and I love to Pin on my DIY board and go back and look at what I want to try and make on my own. 

I first saw this sign at Hobby Lobby.  I took a picture with my cell phone and then forgot about it.


When I got ready to change up the decor in my kitchen, I remembered this sign. 

Then guess what happened....Hobby Lobby didn't sell the sign anymore.

I was bummed.

Then I saw this picture on Pinterest from Thistlewood Farm blog and I fell in love with the sign again and just knew that I had to have something similar in my kitchen. 

I decided that I could make this sign.  

It was worth a shot and it would be inexpensive, even if I failed at it. 

Well...over the labor day weekend my husband and I made a trip to Home Depot. All I needed was the board and a picture hanger.  I had the white and black paint and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letters to use as my stencils.  We already had the other necessary tools to make this sign (brushes, sandpaper, primer, etc)

Off to Home Depot we went and after working on it for two days, I made this....

The longest part of making this sign was choosing the font for each word.  

If you are interested, here are the fonts and they are free!

The Farmer's word is the Marketing Script and can be found here

The Market word is the Chunk Five Script and can be found here.  

If you are interested in seeing how I made my first distressed sign, I made a process video and show you exactly how I made this sign on my Shelly's Home Life YouTube channel. 

Here are more pictures. 

Here is the sign hanging in my kitchen. 

I. Love. It.

I am so proud of myself and will be making more distressed signs for my home. 

As I said earlier, I've been changing up the decor in my kitchen and here are the other two walls.

The EAT letters are just plain wooden letters from Hobby Lobby that I painted red.  

The other two signs are from World Market and can be found here and here

The grocery sign below was found at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't find a link online for this sign, sorry. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and watched my process video to learn how I made my first sign. 

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See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

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  1. Hi Shelly,

    I have been following your blog for almost a year now and I look forward to your home decor posts. As of lately, I have become obsessed with wreaths for each holiday. I.also look forward to your holiday mantels. I don't have a mantel or fireplace. But in my kitchen, I have a large window that looks out to my enclosed front porch. Since Christmas last year I have decorated my "holiday" window. Yes, even for Canada Day!! You have been such an inspiration to me when it comes to home decor projects. Im not just using my card making & papercrafting abilities for scrapbooking, but making my home look beautiful!!!

    Inspired Canuck,

    1. Hi Melissa, oh thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad that you are inspired and that you enjoy doing home decor projects. Thanks again and keep creating!! - Shelly

  2. Hi, Shelly

    I found your lovely blog on Ginger Snap link party and I so enjoyed your sign. Great video too. Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower as well. Have a great week.

  3. Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for checking out my post and channel and subscribing! I appreciate it so much and am off to check out your blog! - Shelly

  4. Great project, it looks awesome in your kitchen!

  5. It looks great! I love it. (Linking up from Share It Sunday)

  6. looks awesome! I love it! I'd love you to share it at Outside {the Box} link party Tuesday 5pm EST

  7. Love this! Great job! :) (Found your blog from Monday Funday Link Up)


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