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DIY Family Established Sign

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Hello friends! I’m Sarah from Little Red Brick House and I am so glad to be back here again at Domestically Speaking! Today I’m sharing a sweet and endearing handmade family established sign. I’ve been wanting to create something to commemorate this special event and this sign was the perfect project!

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

It was so easy and took very little time to complete. I had some scrap wood on hand (as usual) and I stained it with Minwax Provencial wood stain first. Then I applied some Weathered Gray stain over the Provencial and quickly wiped it off without letting it soak in. That created the perfect weathered looking stain that I was aiming for.

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I printed out a large letter ‘C’ as well as my last name and the year we were married.

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I used my favorite transfer method to copy the letters from the paper to the wood. Just color over the letters or image on the backside of your paper, place the paper on the boards and then lightly trace the outline of the letter/image with a pencil. This will create a chalk outline of your letter or image of choice on the wood. 

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Next I just needed to fill in the outline with white paint. I used “Lace” from Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint.

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I wanted the sign to look a little more rustic, so I lightly distressed the paint with some sand paper.

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I love how it turned out!

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

DIY Family Established Sign | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

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23 Comments

  1. I have a friends who has a Family Est. sign on glass in her kitchen and I am always admiring it when I go round. I love the idea of making my own. I’m pinning for that “one day” when I have time!
    I’m also thinking what a great wedding gift this would be, maybe when I do get round to it, I can make more than one!

    1. LOL, Julie! I have so many projects set aside for “one day”. 🙂 I love the idea of a glass sign. I bet it’s gorgeous! Thanks so much!

  2. Beautiful job! I have seen other signs like this but I really like your weathered, rustic version! Thanks so much for showing us how you made it. I want to do it!

  3. This is such a great project, Maryann! It’s pretty, sentimental, and doable for almost anybody 🙂 Thanks for the great tip on transferring patterns, too!

    1. Thank you, Julie! That transfer method is a great alternative to an expensive stencil making machine. 🙂

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