While I love the wood shim flag that I made for our front door last summer, this sign was too good not to display in a prominent place. I found this “land that I love” sign in the dollar spot at Target a few weeks ago and fell in love. The finished sign ended up being the focal piece of this summer’s front porch decor. I used a cool wet distressing technique to decorate this pretty wooden Americana sign.
The raw wood sign needed a slight makeover to match the rest of our front porch decor, but a little chalky finish paint did the trick.
I wanted the paint treatment on this sign to tie with the planters I distressed last summer. I used the same chalk paint colors, but I distressed the sign with sandpaper rather than using the wet distressing technique.
If you want a glimpse into the painting and distressing process, check out this time lapse video. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more DIY videos like this!
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