How to Make Reclaimed Wooden Signs

Repurposing found antique floor boards today...

vintage wooden floor boards

Found in a trash can on one of my evening walks.

We have a lot of very old houses in our neighborhood and when I found them, I knew these beautiful boards could be something great. 

I ran home, got my car and filled up the back.

When I got home I gave each board a coat of white paint on the front only to preserve the awesome patina on the back.

Antiques sign on reclaimed wood

After the white paint dried I started painting, this one was hand painted so it is not quite perfect.  

The coffee sign was made using a computer print out of the letters transferred to the wood using copy paper.

Fresh Brewed Coffee sign on table

The boards were then left over night to dry.

I saw that and Antiques signs on window sill

In the morning they got a good sanding and given a coat of
dark wax.

Fresh Brewed Coffee Sign

I saw that- God Sign

Antiques sign

These signs all sold just going to prove that
walking is great in more ways than one!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .