Wood signs are the hottest new decorating trend and one that I love dearly. Nothing says rustic farmhouse like a wood sign, right? There are so many options when it comes to decorating with rustic wood signs, too. Whether you’re looking for something for the living or dining room, kitchen, or even the front porch, chances are there’s a great rustic wood sign that will fit the bill. And, wouldn’t you know it – I’ve got a nice little collection of sign ideas to get you started on this great new trend.
You can find these wooden signs at most home stores and high end department stores and let me tell you, they’re not cheap. I’ve seen some that run hundreds of dollars. Then again, we’re all DIYers right? We’d rather make our own great rustic décor than spend hundreds buying something that was mass produced, so I’ve got a nice little collection of signs that you can make to add that great rustic look to any room. If you have a few old boards or better yet, some pallets, you have just about everything you need to get started. Pallets are great for these – and you know how much I love my pallet projects. Just check out these 35 DIY pallet projects.
Many stores will give you old wooden pallets just to get them out of the way so check with your local establishments to see if you can get your hands on a few for free. If not, you can buy them from many home improvement stores and they don’t charge much for them or you can check with a local pallet mill. Pallets are perfect for creating that wonderfully rustic farmhouse look – which you can also totally get from any of these 55 DIY farmhouse furniture and décor ideas.
If you can’t get your hands on pallets or rustic wood and you still want the look, you can use steel wool soaked in white vinegar to treat new wood. This is a neat little trick that uses strong black tea and vinegar that has been infused with the rust from old steel wool. It makes brand new wood planks look wonderfully aged. So, whether you have old wood or you’re going to age your own, here’s a look at some great ideas for incorporating rustic wooden signs into your décor.
1. DIY Gather ere Rusitc SignHeeHere Rustic Sign
This is such a simple idea and it makes a wonderfully profound statement. It’s just a couple of worn boards with “Gather Here” painted in white and held together by chains. Add twine or rope to the top for hanging and you’re all set.
2. Cool DIY Beach Rentals Sign
I love this beachy sign for the living room – even if you don’t live at the beach. It’s very coastal with its distressed wood. If you’re lucky enough to live on the coast, this one is a must for the living room or front porch.
3. Distressed Happy Home Sign
I love this blue distressed sign on Etsy. It’s a paneled sign with such a wonderful phrase about the home. It’s only $55 on Etsy or you could easily do it yourself with paneled wood, paint, and stencils.
4. DIY Create Pallet Sign
This Create sign is perfect for any room and it’s pretty easy to make. Add a background to make the wording really stand out. It’s the perfect motivational sign to get you up and moving in the mornings and there’s a printable stencil for the wording.
5. Great Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Sign
You definitely want this farmhouse sign for your kitchen. It’s a distressed wood plank with farmer’s market wording and so perfect for farmhouse kitchens. Even if you don’t have a traditional farmhouse kitchen, this sign will make you feel like you do.
6. Anthropologie Inspired DIY Welcome Sign
An old wooden plank, some repurposed Scrabble tiles and a couple of vintage doorknob plates work together to make this wonderful Anthropologie inspired welcome sign for the front porch. It’s rustic, easy to make, and the perfect way to welcome someone to your home.
7. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Sign
The biblical message on this rustic farmhouse sign is perfect for any room. If you want something that’s really easy and still makes a huge statement in your home, this is it. It has a great rustic farmhouse look and feel and will only take you about an hour or so to create.
8. I Love You Wooden Sign Trio
These whimsical wooden signs are too adorable. They let your loved ones know how much you love them in such a fun and humorous way. I found these on Etsy and they’re $25 for the set of three. Hang them on the wall or you could stand them up on a sofa table or on the mantel.
9. Scrap Wood Beach Signs
You don’t have to live at the beach to display these great scrap wood signs. Just point them in the right direction. They’re made from distressed wood for that great coastal look and are sure to brighten up your porch.
10. Easy DIY Market Sign
This market sign is made with leftover wood from other projects and it’s really simple to make. You use graphite transfer paper to easily make the market wording. This is the perfect rustic looking sign for the kitchen or dining room.
11. DIY Weathered Entry Hall Sign
Grateful, thankful, blessed – that’s the message that this sign relays. In weathered wood, it’s the perfect addition to your entry hall and lets you spread your message loud and clear to anyone who walks inside. This would also look great on the porch above your front door.
12. Long Festive Holiday Sign
I love the length of this holiday sign. “Baby it’s cold outside” is the theme and it’s done on two long planks of wood. It’s even got some great embellishments. You can find this one on Etsy or you could easily do it yourself with some white and blue paint and a few other supplies.
13. DIY Fence Board Joy Sign
Here’s another beautiful festive sign. This one is done on an old fence board and the JOY portion is a bit 3 dimensional. It’s an easy project to complete and you have plenty of time to ge4t it done before the holiday season arrives.
14. Home Sweet Home Framed Sign
I love the sentiment in this Home Sweet Home sign. It’s planked wood with the lettering done in white and it has a wonderfully distressed look. The sign is framed with smaller strips of wood to make it perfect for hanging in any room.
15. Grateful Heart Distressed Sign
This sign is lovely with a distressed wood look and tells you to always have a grateful heart – the sentiment alone is perfect and you get a wonderful rustic looking sign, too. This one is available on Etsy for under $40.
16. Love Story Sign
You could easily recreate this Love Story sign to hang above your headboard or to give as a wedding gift. It’s on planked distressed wood and you just have to choose the lettering that you want – it’s the perfect way to spread the love.
17. Easy DIY Silhouette Signs
Whether you want something welcoming on the front porch or you have a special message for your living room, these silhouette signs are the perfect touch. Using distressed or stained planks of wood, you can create the perfect sign for any occasion.
18. John Legend Inspired Wood Sign
I love this John Legend inspired sign. It has the words “All of me loves all of you” painted onto distressed wood. It’s perfect for hanging above the bed or you could put it anywhere that you want your message to be displayed. Etsy has it for under $30.
19. Multi-Colored Signs From Wood Scraps
I love the dimension of these multi-colored signs. Using scraps of wood, you just paint and then add your message. It’s great that they sizes don’t all match – it just gives the sign that much more character. Use whatever message you want and customize them.
20. Reclaimed Cabinet Door Sign
This sign is made from reclaimed wood and looks just like a rustic cabinet door. I love the spiritual message and the entire sign looks so farmhouse style. This would be a great project if you have handles and other hardware to work with.
21. DIY Reclaimed Wood State Sign
No matter what state you live in, a state sign made from reclaimed wood is the perfect addition to your home décor. You just attach your boards together and then paint your state – use state colors or even the colors of your favorite pro or college team. This would be a wonderful gift for a sports fan!
22. Bathroom Bathing Signs
These splish splash bath signs are too adorable and they’re made from simply painting your bathroom message onto wooden planks. These are on Etsy for $50 and you could easily add embellishments like bows or ribbons or tie them together with a nice strip of burlap.
23. Recycled Pallet Rustic Family Sign
Pallets are perfect for making rustic looking signs and this one is a really easy DIY. If you prefer to do it yourself as opposed to buying, you’ll just need to take the top portion of your pallet and then paint the message that you want to display.
24. DIY Christmas Deer Sign
This is a really creative way to make your sign – it’s a Christmas themed sign, painted in red and white and it has a wonderful deer motif. You could also do this one for July Fourth, just paint red, white, and blue and maybe add a motif of the American flag. It would be a great display all year long.
25. Plank Wood Continent Sign
Why not just paint an entire continent on those old planks of wood? You can find traceable patterns all over the internet if you aren’t comfortable freehand painting and this is a beautiful way to use up those wood scraps or leftover pallets.