Nest Sign

July 26, 2010

A friend of mine asked me to make her a rustic sign with this quote “Those who admire the freedom of birds have never built a nest” for her home.

I got it finished this weekend and thought I’d show you how I made it.

The first step was to find some wood to use as the sign. I looked in our basement and found an old oak cabinet door that the hubs had brought home from a jobsite. I painted the door with white primer, then layered on different colors of watered-down paint until I got the rustic result I wanted.

I then figured out the fonts that I wanted to use and printed out the lettering for the sign and placed it on the door. I put carbon paper under the paper and traced all the words onto the sign.

Then I painted the lettering using acrylic craft paint and when that was dry, I used a spray sealer over the whole thing to give it a nice finish.

It takes time, patience, and a steady hand, but it really isn’t very difficult! I’m planning on making some more signs to put in my little Etsy shop sometime soon.

If you are interested in a custom-made sign, just let me know and I’ll be happy to make one for you too! Shipping will be available. Send me an email at

Have a great Monday!

Linking up to Making the World Cuter linky party.

Related Posts

  • Coffee Shop Menu Boards
    Coffee Shop Menu Boards

    We created the menu boards for the New Holland Coffee Co., and I thought I'd give a few more details about them. I ha...

  • Coffee Shop Design
    Coffee Shop Design

    I had the incredible opportunity to design a new coffee shop space for my friends who own the New Holland Coffee Co.,...

  • August Workshop
    August Workshop

    I held my second sign-making workshop last Wednesday, and it was a joy to get to know the women who came! We had moth...