Barnboard Sign DIY

 This weekend I made a sign for my weekend out of an old plank of wood we found on the side of the road.  It was a project I completed for my newly decorated dining room.  I found an adorable green vintage clock at an auction, and found a larger replica at Ikea in the exact same colour.  So fun!  Below is a tutorial on how to do your own sign printing.

1.  First, you'll need an old piece of wood.  Any decrepit piece will do.

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2.  Next, paint it.  I painted mine white, then sanded it a bit for a distressed look.

3.  Find a quote you like.

4.  Print off the quote on paper.  Fit it to the size of your sign.

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5.  Using a piece of chalk, cover the back of the paper your quote is printed on.

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6.  Flip the quote onto your piece of barnboard.  With a pen (or any sharp pointed device), trace the letters.  The pressure will make a chalk outline on the barnboard.  (So fantastically easy!)

7.  Paint in the letters.  I added a shadow to the letters to make it look more professional.

And there you have it!  What do people pay for these in stores?!


  1. Do you have any special program that you use for longer pieces of barn board? Like for printing off the computer? I have been just using MS Word, but I thought you might have a different program that you use....

    1. I go to Staples and have them print it off for me in tile mode. It comes out a lot nicer and is less frustrating than me trying to figure out how to print it larger.