I love the farmhouse style for decor, don’t you? It makes everything feel so cozy and warm and there are so many great ways to DIY this style which is half the fun. Yes, buying the work completed from Hobby Lobby or HomeGoods is always enjoyable, but farmhouse decor is so great because it has space for doing it yourself! It makes your decor that much more personalized and homey and I decided to take a crack at a key hook / front door valet wood sign.
I was inspired by the wood pallet signs and different $30-$40 key hook signs but I never would spend that much on something I know I can DIY for half that cost or less!
What you need:
Any wood stain you have on hand and a rag
White acrylic paint
Mini hooks, push pins, or these pincer hooks from the Dollar Store. I like the pincer ones so that I can hold receipts there too .
Stencil, find at a craft store, buy them online anywhere, or make them yourself!. Or have fun and freehand it!
Hammer or mallet
Command strip 5lbs
Let’s get crafting! Note: I did a few of the steps out of order and it was so much more difficult. Do as I say, not as I do!
Take your wood board and stain outside. using your rag dip it partially in the stain and then rub with the grain of the wood along the panel. Completely and evenly cover the panel and let dry. If you want a darker stain, cover gain after it drys. When you are happy with the color, make sure it fully dries before moving to step 2.
Trace your stencil or sketch your plan. I used this stencil I created and I taped it to the board. Then I took a pencil and traced it and then took the stencil off and tossed it since I used a paper stencil. With the outline drawn I was ready for step 3!
Using your white paint, paint in the stencil and create your beautiful design. You might need a few coats and I recommend using a very tiny paintbrush for words. Let it dry completely!
Once your board has dried you can hang it up like this, but if you want the key hooks pull those out and push them into the board at whatever spacing you want. I did push pin clips so it was super easy to space them and then just push them in! If you used hooks you might need to hammer them in a bit.
Add a command strip to the back and you are ready to safely hang anywhere! I used 2 3lb ones.
Tadah!!!! You have a beautiful, farmhouse inspired piece of functional art for your entrance! This cost me only $12 to make since I already had stain and paint!
What should I DIY next?!