This farmhouse decor DIY is perfect for those who love all things Fixer Upper style! Let me teach you how to make simple, budget friendly decor.
Making your own farmhouse decor can save you lots of money!! Today, I’m going to show you one of my latest Farmhouse Decor DIY projects. This cute farmhouse inspired sign came together really well and exudes everything we all love about farmhouse style. Let’s go over the supplies and techniques I used to achieve this look.
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Here are the supplies I used to create this adorable farmhouse decor DIY!
- “Farmhouse” Unfinished Project Kit that includes: House-Shaped Base, Roof Pieces (2), Chimney, Barn Door and Farmhouse Cut-Out. To order this kit email me at email@example.com – Kits are $25 + shipping. This is an Introductory Price & quantities are limited!! NOTE: All materials are hand cut unfinished wood products and MDF that may require additional sanding for your desired finish.
- Caviar DIxie Belle Chalk Paint
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel Stain
- Makeup Sponges
- Paint Brushes
- Chip Brush
- Mister Spray Bottle
- Black Spray Paint
- Wood Glue
- Nail Gun
I started by gathering all of the wood pieces I needed to prep with paint before assembling. The house cut-out I used for this example was made from a 1×12 inch board and measures 14 inches tall at its peak. Both the “farmhouse” piece and barn doors are made from MDF. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a Farmhouse Unfinished Project Kit that I used for this DIY.
Begin by adding a base coat of the color Fluff to the entire wooden house cutout. I use my mister spray bottle to wet my brush and my piece as I go. This helps the paint glide over the wood better.
Once dry, move onto the pieces that will be painted black.
I knew I wanted the accent pieces to be black, but I also knew that using chalk paint on all of those tiny crevices would be a lot of work! So, I decided to start with a coat of black spray paint on both the “farmhouse” cutout and the barn doors.
Once that was dry, I went over everything with the color Caviar by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.
PRO TIP: A makeup sponge works great for small painting applications like this.
Here you can see that I was able to just use the color Caviar to paint the roof pieces. Since they are flat, the spray paint coat wasn’t necessary. Simply apply even coats of the Caviar paint until you achieve the desired coverage.
Next, I used Voodoo Gel in the color Tobaccos Road to stain the chimney. I used a makeup sponge to apply it as seen below. Apply even layers of the gel stain until you achieve your desired coverage and color.
Once everything has been painted and is dry, it’s time to assemble your project. First, I used wood glue to hold all of the pieces in place. I’d suggest applying the wood glue with a throwaway brush or sponge.
Then, I used my nail gun to add a little more durability to the piece. You can totally skip the nails if you’d like. You’ll just want be sure to lay it flat and to put something on top of it to hold it down while it dries.