Step 1: What You'll Need
1×12 pine board cut to desired length
2 colors of craft paint – one for lettering and one for background
paint pens in a third contrasting color – fine and medium thicknesses
1 1/2 or 2″ angle brush
small 1/2″ chisel-edge or angle craft brush with short bristles (mine says “angle shader” on it)
graphite paper or carbon paper
ball-point ink pen
computer with word processing program (or even better, Photoshop)
printer & paper
60 grit coarse sandpaper
220 grit fine sandpaper
2 D-ring hangers or a sawtooth picture hanger
Start by deciding where you’re going to put the sign once it’s done. Then you can determine how long your 1×12 needs to be to fill the wall space. The wall that mine is on is about 7′-6″ from the doorway to the kitchen to the door that goes into the garage, and I just bought a 48″ wide board (no cutting!).
Step 2: Lay Out The Text
I decided to go with the phrase “Farm Fresh Eggs” since we have chickens, but you can do whatever you like.