I started working on a farm sign for our entrance yesterday. I have a design in mind with the name of our farm, our brand, and our addresses. Addresses (plural) because we have one main entrance for both houses. This spring, I saved some cedar boards from the old blackberry fence that we replaced. Weathered and warped, the 6 inch boards resemble old barn wood. I am going to paint the whole thing white then paint the lettering in black. I am hoping to print and trace the letters and the brand to make it easier. Then I will sand the edges of the boards to age it a little and put a few coats of polyurethane on it. That is the plan anyway. We'll see how it goes. This is what it looks like so far. There are knots and nail holes in the wood that I hope will add character when it is finished. Hopefully I can turn my vision into reality and it will be hanging on the fence by the end of the week.
Our breezeway connects the mudroom in the house to the rec room in the garage. That created a little patio space outside the kitchen window. I like the chairs and flowers sitting there but that wall is so big and bare. I want to do something with it. I started by thinking I needed to find an old tin farm sign to hang up over the chairs. But I'm pretty sure I am going to paint this straight on the wall.
Instead of having a ribbon with "open daily" I would do an arrow that will point to the rec room door where the pool playing is. I thought the "no gambling or swearing" was cute. What do you think?