Rustic Sunday Brunch Sign
I wanted to share my DIY Rustic Sunday Brunch Sign 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. I know I must have mentioned it a thousand times in our post about Quiche 3 ways for Sunday Brunch. The mere thought of savory crepes, croissants, Eggs Benedict, chicken & waffles, and a yummy mimosa, makes me wish it was already Sunday. It really is the perfect combination of two meals, plus 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, let’s talk about the DIY part. Our project starts out with some rustic reclaimed barn wood. 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, when there is a story behind an item, it makes the overall design much more personal to who you are, and really tells your story.
The overall design concept is to use this sign to replace a standard set of window curtains, or a 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 these cute galvanized letter at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.49 each.
First you will want to cut your wood base to the proper size for your window. Then you’ll want to layout your letters to get proper spacing between the letters. You can of course measure them out, but I am more of a 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 directly to the board. Finally we added a set of picture hanging hooks with wire to the back and we are now the proud owners of this rustic sign.
The History of Our Barn wood: 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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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.
Love the sign, what a charming addition to your kitchen.
Thank you, we had been trying to decided on either a window treatment or sign and this one totally fits the bill.
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.
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I love this Barnwood sign such an 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.
Wow, that’s so cool! Cotton swabs would be perfect for cleaning them too (I’d image they attract a lot of dust). Any ideas how to make one of these tin signs https://mancaveinsider.com/man-cave-ideas/rustic (near bottom of page)?
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.
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.
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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!
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Hi Stan, Thanks for that really great question. I do realize that not everyone had a barn sitting in there back yard to salvage antique wood from, but would that be great? I think you could use any kind of board, I know local hardware store are starting to carry boards that have antique or aged properties. You can also look up local lumber yards and call around to see what they have. Some you can find salvaged pieces, or even antiques stores. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for stopping by, as i mentioned in the the house was located on a member of my families property. That being said I believe it has all been earmarked for future projects. I totally instant you asking, since it is getting hard and a hard to come by.
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