After seeing tons of overly priced wood signs I finally decided it was time I try to make my own. Lately, I have been seeing Colorado wood flag signs EVERYWHERE…they range from $90 – $400.00 which I thought was a bit ridiculous. About 45 minutes away we have an amazing reclaimed barn wood lumber yard…and for $90.00 I purchased enough wood to make about 4 signs varying in size for myself. A STEAL!!
Wood board, paint (I used navy and white acrylic paint), pencil, ruler and poster board.
I printed out the Colorado “C” and traced it onto a sheet of poster board and then cut the poster board “C” out and used a pencil to trace it as a stencil.
I then used a ruler to draw out the lines for the stripe in the middle. This part can be frustrating for fellow perfectionist…I chose to keep my wood uneven and as is instead of cutting perfect edges so the wood board was not even and some sides where shorter…etc. At the end of the day I figured that slight imperfection of “even lines” would just add to the rustic look of the sign.
I painted the white stripe…(Always start with lighter colors and end with the dark ones…its a lot harder if you make a mistake to paint over it with the correct color if the bottom color is dark). I used 1 coat because I wanted the uneven slightly aged look.
Paint the “C”…again I used 1 coat so that it looked a little worn and faded.
LET DRY AND ENJOY!
- You could get fancy and drill a hook onto it and nail it to the wall…
- OR…you can just simplify the task and use heavy duty command strips like I plan on using. I have had pretty good luck with command strips and I always go on the higher end of weight just to be safe!