Sunday, September 4, 2011

What to do with old barn wood?

Make signs of course!!
A friend of mine gave me a piece of the siding off one her family's old barns that was torn down. I debated forever on what to make with it! I knew it had to be a sign.... my original plans were to make a "welcome" sign. Then I saw the Paris sign in the Ballard Designs catalog and thought "A-Ha"! Wouldn't directional signs be a cool use?
The signs are 24" in length and approximately 7" high. I used the CraftRobo to cut out the stencil (I used shelf liner) and painted with acrylic white craft paint. I put two sawtooth hangers on the back and a piece of felt (to protect the wall). The first name is the town we live in, Casnovia, and the other two are the nearest cities.


  1. They are gorgeous! They look like you've had them forever.
    I'm going to have to give shelf liner another try to make stencils. I've not had a lot of luck cutting it without cutting the backing off :(

  2. THAT IS SOOOO COOL!!! You didn't tell me you were working on anything!!!