How to Make a French Welcome Sign

Bienvenue!
My Valspar sample came today!


How to Make a French Welcome Sign

I got a free paint sample of my choice, a roller and a plastic tray! I wasted no time trying it out.

Valspar paint sample project

I'm making a French welcome sign.

First I painted the board...
painting a board with valspar paint sample
I printed out the word bienvenue in a font I loved and traced it onto the wood.
Transfer method to transfer printed words to wood

Then I hand painted the word and gave it a good sanding and distressing.
DIY Transfer method to transfer printed words to wood
Next I gave it a coat of Poly for protection.
How to Make a DIY French Welcome Sign

And now it's ready to hang just about anywhere!

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And my personal favorite!


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Bienvenue! 
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. Very cute sign ... I love that you chose to do it in French.

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  2. Beautiful way to welcome your guests! I love it!!!

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  4. Hi!

    I'm your newest follower from the Boost your Blog hop. Love the sign. Look forward to future posts!

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  5. Thanks so much for linking this project...I absolutely love it!
    ~Karen~

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  6. I love the idea that you handpainted it yourself. Looks flawless! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  7. How fun, you did a great job. I cannot seem to master transferring words...

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  8. What a great job!! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Brilliant! I have a board in my basement waiting for something like this. I just can't decide what to write. Maybe something french....hmmm you got me thinking.

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  10. So beautiful ...can you tell me where you found that gorgeous font?
    The B is perfect for my 'one-little-word' this year (Believe)
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  11. Love it! I'm getting ready to make a sign (already have the wood painted). Can I ask how you transferred the word onto the wood? thanks!

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  12. I had to leave my French toilette sign at our house when we sold and have been wondering how to make one for our new digs (still being remodeled). This is it!! Thanks for the info.

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  13. What a beautiful sign. Thanks for sharing with us how you made it!
    Kim

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  14. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


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    I want one!!!

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  15. This is so pretty! You have a lot of gorgeous stuff here!

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday!

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  17. Awesome job. I'm loving your front door French welcome!

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  18. I love it --- wanting to re-do my bathroom in a French theme -- maybe I'll have to have a go at one of these!

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  19. Nice sign!!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL! So glad you share this at the party. I want to make one of these so bad!

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  21. Very pretty! I love it on your door too! Thanks for linking it up!

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  22. I love signs, your's turned out lovely!! So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  23. Very cool. I was looking for a saying to replace my "hot chocolate" sign...I think this might be it! ;)

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  24. Congrats on the free paint! I tried to get one the other day but they had closed the deal for the day. The sign looks so pretty!

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  25. Hi! I am a new follower, and very excited that I found your blog. I, too, am curious how you transferred the word to the wood - did you use carbon paper? Thanks!

    ~Tina

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  26. @Tina... I didn't use carbon paper I just scribbled with pencil on the back of the paper. It works the same way. Glad to have you follow. I'm afraid I can not reply to you because you are on no-reply!
    Susan

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  27. oh my! love it! I love this welcome sign. I made a window with a fleur de lis a couple of years ago, and the window blew over and broke while I was letting the paint dry.
    great job!

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