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How To Make A Rustic Home Decor Wall Sign

Making this rustic home decor wall sign was so much fun and the whole project took less than 30 minutes. I made a video for you guys too. The sign looks great hanging on the wall or hanging on a Fall wreath over our mantel which is where I have it now. It’s Thrift Store Decor Tour Day and we have a bunch of thrifty makeovers for you. Enjoy!

how to make a rustic home decor wall sign

The color combo is one of my favorites……blue and orange. All shades of blue and orange look great together. The vintage key from my key stash adds a touch of whimsy to the sign.

use reclaimed wood to make a home sign

I started the project with a reclaimed drawer part from my favorite junk shop. The photo above shows the backside of the wood piece. I also pulled out my stash of vintage keys and a piece of wire for hanging the sign.

chalk couture our home transfer and chalk paste 1

Next I hunted through stencils and transfers to find the perfect design for the wood sign. The Our Home transfer from Chalk Couture was calling my name. I had this pretty ribbon from Hobby Lobby (sale) and that helped me with my color selection.

I mentioned a few weeks ago really getting interested in the Chalk Couture products. Well, I became a Designer which sounds like a fancy thing but it isn’t. I ordered the Designer kit for $99 and I got a whole bunch of transfers, chalk pastes, and other products. I’ve been having a blast since then.

apply Chalk Couture Chalk Paste to a transfer (1)

The chalk paste colors I picked are Lakeshore and Orange Peel. I laid the transfer over the wood and then squeegeed the paste onto the wood. I made a video showing me chalking the sign and using a drill to add the wire hanger and key. The video is after the next few photos.

how to use the drill to make a hanger

For rustic projects like this one I use a simple wire hanger. I drilled a hole on the top side of each end and threaded the wire through the holes from the back side. I slipped the vintage key over the wire on the right side. To secure the wires I twisted each end into little curlicues.

How to make a rustic wall sign

See how easy that was! I love the simplicity of the sign. In the photo above the sign is sitting on the mantle. The white line of paint on the left side and the bits of white paint were on the reclaimed wood piece and adds to the rustic look.

easy to make home decor sign using reclaimed wood

I haven’t posted my latest mantel transformation. I finished up the Fall mantel decorating a couple of weeks ago then was out of town for a while. I promise to post all the mantel pictures tomorrow.

rustic our home wall sign made with a Chalk Couture Transfer (2)

Watch the video below to see how I chalked the sign and added the hanger……

How To Make A Rustic Home Decor Wall Sign

I made this cute Chalk Couture project too!….

Chalk Couture Lick The Bowl Project
Chalk Couture Lick The Bowl Project

how to make a rustic home decor sign

If you have a minute before heading off on the tour please leave a comment and tell me what you like best about the sign. To see what my thrifty friends have been up to just click the text links below the “before” makeovers photo collage…

Thrift store decor before makeover October 2021
Thrift Store finds needing a makeover.

Thrift Store Metal Pumpkin – Domestically Speaking
Bar Stool Makeover – My Repurposed Life
Rustic Home Decor Wall Sign – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
How To Update Thrift Store Art – Our Southern Home
DIY Mini Succulent Garden In A Sugar Mold – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Boho Candle Holder– Sadie Seasongoods
Quilted Mason Jar Makeover – House Of Hawthornes
Goodwill Shadowbox Fall Decor Makeover – Organized Clutter
What To Do With Old Shutters – Reinvented Delaware
How To Make Pumpkins From Scrap Wood – Shop At Blu

As always thanks for being here, Kathy


Chalk Couture
Chalk Couture

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Your sign is gorgeous and I love it with the wreath. So smart to use a drawer front for the sign 🙂

  2. How do I get (or where do I get) the stencil. It jogged something in my head and gave me inspiration that I could do it!

  3. Kathy those little house stencils are the perfect combination of primitive, farmhouse and whimsy. What’s darling project!