Dollar Store Farmhouse Truck Makeover

I'm sharing another Dollar Tree project today. I don't know about you but staying home is hard! A trip to the Dollar Tree is a welcome distraction and filling my cart with projects to make at home is not only satisfying, it is inexpensive!
white dollar tree truck with a ribbon bow

My most recent trip to Dollar Tree was really just for ribbon but when I saw this wooden truck I grabbed it and ran! 

wooden chip board farmhouse truck

Recently I made over a Valentine's Day sign with a truck but this one was so much easier to makeover! 

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I began here by staining the truck with a dark stain cloth, these are easy to use and work great. 

stained wooden truck

When the stain dried I painted the truck white. 

painting a truck white

You can paint it in your favorite color, teal would be pretty too! 

Anyway, I painted the tires black, the hubcaps grey and I left the wooden fence on the back of the truck stained. 

painting wheels black and hubcaps grey

All the edges were sanded with a fine grit sandpaper for a distressed look when the paint dried.

sanded and distressed edges of the truck

I added a hand written sign using a Sharpie marker, this set comes with 3 sizes

farmhouse truck on a shelf

You could also use a stencil, transfer, or leave it with no writing at all.

A final step is a spray of clear satin sealer for protection. 

The truck is cute enough with nothing! 

I added a stacked bow using different lengths and widths of ribbon

white distressed truck with a teal bow

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Farmhouse truck Pinterest pin with overlay

This $1 find used the tiniest amount of paint, stain and ribbon to transform it into this cute truck to hang as it is or on a boxwood wreath

green boxwood wreath with truck

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Farmhouse truck on shelf


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. .