For Int’ Bloggers Club this month, it’s all about Local Love. One of the things I love so much our monthly challenge is that we get to interpret each months theme in our own way and make fun projects which will hopefully inspire you. I’m not going to lie but I was actually stumped at first. Thankfully after a little think, how to make a whitewashed farmhouse sign came to mind for reasons I’ll explain below!
How To Make A Whitewashed Farmhouse Sign
Can I use this technique on furniture?
You absolutely can!! It’s best to use this technique on raw wood. So if you sand your piece back to the raw wood and then apply it gives a really beautiful finish. Shows up all of the grain of the wood and adds lots of character. Always seal with wax or a tough coat.
- Wood 24″L x 5 1/2″W
- Fusion Mineral Paint-Champlain this is a beautiful creamy white.
- IOD Decor Transfer – Farm Fresh Signage
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Clear Wax
- 120 grit Sandpaper
- Chux Cloth
- Madeline Wax Brush
Today’s project was inspired by a lovely little local fresh produce shop known as The Shed. We regularly drop in for our fresh fruit and delicious spreads. One of our favourites is the honey which led me to choosing this fun decor transfer!
Step 1 – Using an old jar or a cup, add a splash of Champlain and water. I didn’t measure out this mix. Play around with it to suit you. But the general rule is more water to paint.
Using your chux cloth wipe over your sign until you get a nice wash effect. You want to see the wood grain coming through your wash.
Step 2 – Cut out the transfer that you would like to use from the Farm Fresh Signage Decor Transfer. There are 3 transfers included in this set so you can go to town and make another 2 fun signs.
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Step 3 – Line up your transfer. Using the applicator, press firmly to apply the transfer to your sign. Be careful not to push too hard if you’re using a soft wood because it will press into the wood.
Step 4 – Grab your wax brush and apply some wax to seal in all your hard work!
Now you’re all ready to decorate!
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Ah man Sam, those transfers would make life so much easier and the writing looks so authentically old and well-worn too. Beautiful
They sure do Michelle! And they are a lot of fun to cut up and make your own design. Not so much this one in particular but the other larger ones are.
Great tutorial! I’ve never tried transfers before so this is great motivation. I love that you paid tribute to a local shop for the Local Love challenge :).
Love the farmhouse sign and how you paid tribute to a local business. I like this transfer and have never seen it before. Your lovely handmade sign serves as a reminder that I’m long overdue to create a fun project with a transfer.
Oh I hope you have a blast, Marie!! Can’t wait to see what you do!
This looks really pretty Sam, I have never used transfers yet, but they are on my list of projects to do.
Oh you will have a ball Anita I’m sure!! Looking forward to seeing your transfer projects in the future.
So super cute and budget friendly!
Thank you, Larissa! It sure is and q nice quick easy project which we all love once in a while!
I love using transfers and this farmhouse sign is absolutely gorgeous. I’m going to have to find some spare wood!
Have fun, Jayne! Can’t wait to see what you do!