Rustic Sunday Brunch Sign

Rustic Sunday Brunch Sign

This week we are sharing a weekend DIY project, utilizing rustic barn wood, inspired by our love of “Sunday Brunch”. 

It is no secret that my husband and I both love a good brunch. The mere thought of savory crepes, quiches, croissants, eggs benedict, chicken & waffles, and a yummy mimosa, makes me wish it was already Sunday. I mean honestly, it’s the perfect combination of two meals, and you can get all your favorites at the wonderful “sleep in late” hour of 11:30 am. Sunday brunch at our house is a time to make homemade recipes like cinnamon rolls while listening to some Ol’ Blue Eyes and just maybe, dancing around the kitchen in our pajamas.

So, now that you understand how we came up with the theme for our sign, lets talk about the DIY. Our project starts out with some rustic reclaimed barnwood. I am very lucky to have access to a stock pile of this beautiful wood at the family farm. I really love to integrate things with a story or history into my home. To me it makes the overall design more personal to who you are.  

So the basic design idea behind this project is to replace your standard window curtains, cornice or valence topper with this rustic sign instead. Please know I have search with world over and shopped so many antique stores and vintage shops on Etsy looking at many different signs that read “Farmer’s Market”, “Bakery”, “Sweet Tea” or “Fresh Produce”, but I really wanted something custom and unique that represented our family. So, Sunday Brunch it shall be. I picked up the galvanized letters for $2.99 a piece at Hobby Lobby.

Savvy Shopper Hint: Hobby Lobby usually runs the letters for 50% off, so you can pick them up for $1.50 each if you need a lot of them. Also don’t forget about the 40% coupon available.

Once you have picked your wood base, and cut it to the proper size for your window; you’ll want to layout your letters to get proper spacing. You can of course measure them out, but I am a very visual person, so I just eyeball it (which drives my husband crazy). Instead of using the provided hooks on the back of letters, in order to keep a more rustic feel, we drilled a pilot hole directly through the letter and used 1/2″ long wood screws to attach them to the board. Add some picture hanging wire and hooks to the back and you are now the proud owner of your very own rustic sign.

The History of our Barnwood: The barn wood you see above is over 100 years old, and was reclaimed from a little cabin located on my families property. Unfortunately, over the years the cabin had become very unstable, and for safety reasons we had to demo it; but not without salvaging some of it’s hidden treasures. This wood had been hand milled by the previous owners grandparents, around the early 1900’s from trees on the property. These hand cut planks with bark still intact, had been used to line the walls of the original one room cabin. Sadly today the only thing that remains is the original stone fireplace, with a carving in the base, “est. 1903” which was the year the three brother’s had placed the first base stone for the cabin.

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  1. I love this idea and the sweet little saying of Sunday Brunch, cute for the kitchen and unique. That barn wood is also something special, to know where it came from and with those rough milled edges you are so lucky to know where to get it.

  2. I enjoy your blog because of your hard work on this site. Have a little fun the rest of the year your have worked very hard, it will all pay off in the new year!

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  5. I am impressed, I must say. Actually hardly ever do I encounter a weblog that teaches me anything new. Your concept is excellent, I am very happy that I stumbled upon it.

  6. Oh my goodness! What an amazing article thank you for posting the how to’s of this project. I will need to try to recreate this soon.

  7. Needed to send you this thoughtful little observation, you site loads sooo fast and is really great! Also wanted to give you thanks for the great post and easy to do craft project. I am buying the supplies today at my Hobby Lobby.

  8. The specific sign you made, is the simplest but beautiful idea I have seen on a website. I notice that it’s got mostly superb, comments and that this concept is excellent.Thanks for all the unbelievably indispensable information. Many thanks for all!

  9. You need to take part in a contest for design, you have one of the greatest blogs on the web. I will suggest your site!

  10. I decide while I was here to check out a few of your older posts. The idea to make a sign that reads Sunday Brunch is really a good idea. It is different than all the manufactured ones you see all over the place. I feel like you custom piece that makes your home stand out, especially after seeing your home tour.

  11. This sign turned out very nice. Where did you say you got that pretty wood? I would love to get my hands on some that is 100 years old too. Nice post,Thanks!

  12. Sunday Brunch is such a unique sign, I love that idea for a kitchen, So different from the Sweet Teas, Farmhouse, Gather & Bakery sign that are so over done. Thank you so much for providing me with an extremely marvelous inspiration from your blog post.

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  14. F*ckin’ amazing things here. I’m very satisfied to peer at your post. Thanks so much and i’m looking forward to contacting you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  15. This is a sweet little sign for you kitchen, and you did such a good job making it. I love that it is different from all the farmhouse and bakery signs you see in the market today. Great post, beautiful blog I look forward to reading more from you.

    • Danny the letter actually do not get that dusty I am shocked, but if so I think a vacuum may be the route I will go to clean them. I looked at your site to see about the sign you mentioned, I do not know how to print on metal, but hey I like a challenge, so maybe I will explore it in the future.

  16. I love this Barnwood sign such a easy craft project. May I ask how you got the antique barn wood? If you have more would you consider selling it? I am sure you know right now it is the hot building material.

  17. Cute sign and very unique!!! It’s not like all the FARMERS MARKET, BAKERY and SWEET TEA signs out there flooding the market!!!! Great to see a designer with an eye for making things stand out from the pack.

    • Thank you Michelle!! I appreciate all your kind words, and yes I do try hard to stand out from the pack. It’s very hard, with all the talent out there, to make your own mark.

    • Thank you, we had been trying to decided on either a window treatment or sign and this one totally fits the bill.

    • Thanks Marci you know how we love a good brunch….Elvis and all!!! It was so great to see you today, please tell Nancy hello for us.

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