Painting a Large Bible Verse Sign

Another day another request for something 
someone's seen on Pinterest.

Rustic Bible verse sign

I continue to wonder why I do this to myself. 

When I get these requests I kill myself trying to recreate a project someone's seen on Pinterest. 

It's stressful but definitely gets my juices flowing!

I warn them in advance, I am not making it exactly the same as the original... for many reasons. First of all being I'm not a miracle worker LOL.

Bible verse sign made to order

This is the beautiful photo my customer saw on Pinterest and with a little investigation I found out it came from The Grace House Interiors. (Please forgive me Jennifer!)

I started out by finding a piece of wood to use, the one I had on hand was 10" x 41". 

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I painted the board white then built a frame using 2" trim. I attached the trim using wood glue and my nail gun then clamped the frame until it was dry.

clamped frame for rustic sign

When it was dry I painted the trim grey

I printed the lettering in a similar font on my computer and arranged the words on another board the same size to get it right.

Rustic sign lettering for a bible verse sign

I used graphite transfer paper between the printed words and the board then traced around each letter.... yes I did!

I painted in each letter using the same grey paint I used on the frame then distressed the lettering with sand paper.

Rustic bible verse sign

My lettering is rustic and hand painted. I could have used a vinyl stencil to make the lettering perfect but I prefer the look of distressed and imperfect. 

I figure anyone who asks me to hand paint them a sign does too.

Rustic Farmhouse bible verse sign

DIY bible verse sign on large hutch

Hope she loves it as much as I did making it.

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  1. love the sign! and i know what you mean...customers will send pictures of an item and ask me to make it, and i always tell them, it is not going to look the same because we are different artists with different styles and handwriting! so far, they've been happy with all the projects, as i'm sure your clients are too! your posts are the first i see everyday on facebook! thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

    1. Oh Debi thanks so much for your kind words! Yes you are very right, we are different artists why would they be exactly the same? Thank you for following and for commenting :) Have a great week!

  2. Beautiful! You always do such a great job and have such wonderful tutorials! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Candylea! I'm glad my tutorials inspire others :)

  3. Love, love, love this! I've been struggling with my own DIY farmhouse sign this week and I got so frustrated with it that I had to put the project aside for now! I'm sure your customer was thrilled! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home (Formerly Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home})

    1. Hey Kathleen! Thanks so much, it is NOT easy making these signs but keep at it, it gets easier. BTW I love your new name :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ivory! She loved it too :)


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