Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

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Sometimes you are just not looking for perfection...

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs
Making these perfectly imperfect reclaimed wood signs was fun and easy. 

I hand painted each one and love the look that is not stenciled-on for a change. 

I began with reclaimed wood I found on the side of the road one morning on my way to work. It was a lucky find and I'm kicking myself for not grabbing it all. I only took a few bundles because I was in a rush. 

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

I roughly painted the boards using a chip brush with a gorgeous mossy green color. I bought this paint at Michael's it is a DecoArt paint and doesn't cost a fortune. They have chalky paints and regular paint like this one.

Then using a Sharpie Paint Stick (water based) I just started painting... You can get these at Michael's too in all colors. 

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

When I was finished I added hooks, screw eyes, and even a little black shadowing using a very thin paint brush. 

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

For those of you that don't think your handwriting is good enough to write the words yourself you can print out words on your computer and using graphite paper transfer the writing onto reclaimed boards. 

I painted in the lines and created even more hand painted signs after whitewashing a few boards.

These eventually got a good sanding and a coat of hemp oil to protect them from the elements. You can seal yours with poly, tung oil, or hemp oil.  Waxing chalk paint® for outside use is not recommended.

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

I was having so much fun! 

Most of these signs ended up in my shop.

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

See anything you like? If you can't visit the shop you can contact me via email or message me on Facebook and I can send it to you through my Etsy Shop.

Perfectly Imperfect Reclaimed Wood Signs

And that is what I do in my spare time :)

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  1. Your space looks awesome. I'm envious of the pegboard. I love your signs too!

  2. love all the signs, especially the white ones.

  3. pretty signs Susan!
    I'm loving all the colors.


  4. You have lots of pretty signs! I like making signs as well, their fun and easy.

  5. These all turned out beautiful, Susan - I really love the green background!
    Thanks for sharing the at Talk of the Town - I pinned them to the Knick of Time party board! :)


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