A old metal sign
Bright red paint
Country Redwood Paint
and a few paint brushes, pencils, etc
Step 1: Prime It
Step 2: Base Color
Step 3: Lettering
I started painting the letters in immediately. I used yellow paint and mized a very small amount of red in. This creates a gold hue, however, It dried more yellow than when I painted it.
Craft stores also sell paint markers, that is probably a much easier solution.