Fun Farmhouse Style Makeovers With Old Sign Stencils


This hand painted wooden plate/plaque was a recent purchase at the thrift shop.

I gave the hand painted areas a good sanding to level out the paint thickness.


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I started out painting with Dixie Belle Paint in Drop Cloth, but some of the red paint started bleeding through my white paint.

Luckily there is a low odor primer that covers stains, blocks odors and prevents stain bleed through. It's called Dixie Belle Boss. 

I used a chip brush to brush on two coats, but just on the top of the plate.


Next I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.


I used my Zibra 2-Inch Stubby Handle Brush to apply the paint.  

Zibra brushes leave very few brush marks. 

I stenciled the plate with a new stencil from *Old Sign Stencils, Farm Blend Grain.


I taped it to the plate with blue painter's tape.

I stenciled the grain with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Burlap and the rooster and lettering with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR.


I sprayed the plate with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.

Then simply wiped the plate down with a INTEX SUPPLY Fiber Rag  after about 15-20 seconds. 

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A sawtooth hanger was added to the back of the plate.

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A vintage wire coat hook (from ebay) was screwed into the bottom of the plate.

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Various decor items can be displayed on the hook.

Next I upcycled this metal garage sale vase.  

Because I feared bleed through of rust or paints, I brushed BOSS on the vase too.

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The vase was painted, stenciled and waxed just like the wooden plate.

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I just love the new stencil.  Instant farmhouse!

The stencil is sized to work well on smaller items, or pillows,

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AND it would also be perfect stenciled on a cutting board!

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*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

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3 comments

  1. I like both of your makeovers! Love that tray and especially the hook you put on the bottom. How neat - change out the hanging item according to holidays and seasons. The old rusty bucket looks great too - love those yard sticks!

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  2. These are just adorable! That design is so perfect on a plate... goodness. Love all the tones you chose as well Carlene. You've done the new designs proud! Weren't they a blast to work with? Thanks to you... the sizes are a little more compact! I always appreciate your suggestions!

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  3. I am having so much fun with this stencil. Cute projects!

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