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Good day friends! Hope you are enjoying your summer. I have been working on a number of projects behind the scenes, but have finally completed one of them. This Rustic Stenciled Sign is just the thing to personalize your garage or barn.
Here in Wisconsin we often see personalized Barn Quilts as you drive though the countryside. I decided to make my own version. It’s a little different because it’s long and narrow instead of square, but I felt like this shape has more of a unique character.
The sign was made from some old cedar fence boards that a friend gave me. We used three fencing boards, two on the front and one to hold them together on the back side. The boards were trimmed to 36″ long, nailed and glued together. We used a bit of old chain to hang the sign on the wall.
The wood was very dry and rough, so the first thing I did was to sand it down a bit with a sanding block. Then the boards were stained with an English Ironstone White Stain to give them uniform color.
Generally, you aren’t supposed to use stencils on rough surfaces. However, my first rule of blogging is to break all the rules, so I did it anyway. I like the weathered appearance the rough texture gives the pattern. I used acrylic paints and a stencil brush to apply the design with the stencil. This pattern is Cutting Edge Augusta Tile Stencil.
A final coat of satin polyurethane protects the sign from the elements. Hummmm, I may have to move it inside so I can see it more often.
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Off to work on some more fun projects!