Ginger Snap Crafts: Weathered Wood Fall Sign {tutorial}

Weathered Wood Fall Sign {tutorial}

Heeeey guys! Fall is flying by, & I’m running out of time to post all my fall projects! ha! So I decided to post a rare Saturday craft with you today! This weathered wood fall sign was originally seen over on The Crafting Chicks.
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Today I am excited to share how you can get that nice, soft weathered wood
look with just a few simple steps & supplies. Just check out this before & after.
weathered wood tutorial
To make a sign like mine, you'll need a few supplies:
wood board (I cut a 1x8 down to size.)
paint (I used lace from Americana D├ęcor Chalky Finish Paint.)
paint brush
Minwax wood finishing cloths in natural oak
rubber gloves
old rag
vinyl lettering (I used this one from (affiliate link) Silhouette.)
First, I painted my board with two coats of paint.
fall sign with chalk paint
After the paint had dried completely I sanded the edges with sandpaper.
distressing a board
Next I got out this amazing wood finishing cloths. These guys are awesome!
staining a board
While wearing protective gloves rub the stain over the board.
how to weather a board
Wipe off the excess with an old rag. Let dry. Sand again.
To finish the sign I just applied the vinyl lettering.
vinyl lettering
fall sign
I can't wait to try this distressing technique on some more projects!
weathered fall sign
Do you love the distressed look? What do you love about fall?
I'd love to hear! :) Leave a comment below.

PS Today you can also catch me over on Design Dazzle
sharing this cute Hot Cocoa in a Jar tutorial. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday!

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.