Reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign

Learn how to create this rustic reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign out of 2 fence planks and a couple of stencils! Click to full tutorial with lots of pretty pictures! #grocery #vintage #signs #stencils

Reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign

Pretend for a moment, you live in a rambling old farmhouse.

The kitchen cupboards are imperfect. White, chipped, and some hinges may even squeak.

Countertops are reclaimed wood. Imperfectly perfect.

The floors underfoot are black and white checked linoleum tiles, classic, striking.

And in the corner of the room, sits this quaint little reclaimed wood message centre and nagging Grocery sign, with a splash of strawberry red to seal the deal.

Perfectly placed right beside that slamming screen door, while heading to the grocery store of course!

Learn how to create this rustic reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign out of 2 fence planks and a couple of stencils! Click to full tutorial with lots of pretty pictures! #grocery #vintage #signs #stencils
Are ya feelin’ the vibe? Awesome!

Because if you are anything like me, you forget to pick up groceries all. the. time. So maybe this reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign can help!

Will you forgive the fact that I don’t have a broken down tutorial of either one? Trying to whip out projects quickly for the olde farmhouse vintage market requires some full steam ahead moments. 

But believe me when I say, simple instructions will do the job. All it took was two fence planks (story here) and a couple of Old Sign Stencils.

Let’s go over how these both were made!

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Learn how to create this rustic reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign out of 2 fence planks and a couple of stencils! Click to full tutorial with lots of pretty pictures! #grocery #vintage #signs #stencils

How to make a one board message centre

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1. Select one fence plank, and cut a picket tip.

2. Use some of the board length to create shelf parts:

  • Cut 2 45 degree angled triangles
  • Cut 2 square chunks to act as shelves

3. Lightly sand all edges.

4. Stencil Farmers’ Market along the picket, purposely cutting some of the top off.

5. Predrill holes for all joins, then attach with screws from underneath shelves or behind plank.

6. Embellish with rusty hinges to hold the bottom shelf intact (for mail), and twine to hold it in place as shown.

7. Hang up a clip board for grocery listing or notes.

8. Hang a GROCERY sign beside it to remember to write your grocery list!


Grocery stencil / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Learn how to create this rustic reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign out of 2 fence planks and a couple of stencils! Click to full tutorial with lots of pretty pictures! #grocery #vintage #signs #stencils

Find Grocery stencil from HERE

How to make a one plank vertical GROCERY sign

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  1. Select one fence plank and lightly sand.
  2. Paint plank in a sloppy manner with white paint. I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement.
  3. Let the white cure, then lightly sand unevenly.
  4. Stencil GROCERY onto plank one letter at a time, placing in a downward direction.
  5. Allow paint to cure, then lightly sand unevenly.
  6. Beat it up a little with sharp or heavy things for realistic distressing.
  7. Drill two holes with spade drill bits, then thread heavy twine through to hang.

Learn more tips on how to stencil from THIS post.



Red metal vintage kitchen stool with pull out steps / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

I couldn’t help but stage both projects with some fun colour. This red vintage chair / stool is amazing, isn’t it?

Fits right into this vintage vibe!


Grape basket with Fusion's Fort York Red wooden shoes / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
And if you look closely, two tiny wooden shoes got hit with a little Fusion Mineral Paint Fort York Red, plus Antiquing Glaze. They use to be yellow, so a little light sanding perfected the look! 

Note of interest.. the antiquing glaze leaves a nice smooth topcoat with a satin sheen on top of the paint, even though this paint doesn’t require protection. As for red? I’m so fussy about red. This tone is perfection… a cross between a warm and a cool. I. Adore. It!

Fusion sent me these products to try a while ago, and being that they really go a long way, you’ll be seeing them again.

The cute basket, wooden shoes, 5, and clock will be at the market too.

Learn how to create this rustic reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign out of 2 fence planks and a couple of stencils! Click to full tutorial with lots of pretty pictures! #grocery #vintage #signs #stencils
I’m afraid I can’t guarantee that this reclaimed wood message centre with vertical Grocery sign will actually work on getting those groceries in the house…

But just like kids and puppies and kittens… it sure does have cute workin’ on it’s side…

Do you also need reminding to grocery shop?!

Other vintage styled signs you may enjoy:

Learn how to make interchangeable farmhouse kitchen themed signs from wood planks! Click to full tutorial. #signs #stencils #farmhousestyle #reclaimedwood #rustic

Learn how to make interchangeable kitchen signs HERE

Learn how to make this antique General Store sign with fabulous antiquing tips! Click to full tutorial. #signs #vintage #generalstore #stencils

Visit GROCERY signs HERE

Learn how to make this Farm Supply rustic wood garden fence! Click to full tutorial. #rustic #fence #signs #stencils

Visit Farm Supply signs HERE

 

Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils Store Click HERE

Visit the stencil store HERE.

Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE

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  1. yours is much cuter than my dry erase board …I keep a running list, snap a pic on my phone and head out

  2. i love this message center, and the grocery sign, and the stool, everything. I really like black, white and red together. On another note, ever since I saw your bathroom I’ve wanted to redo our master bath Funky Junk style. Well, on Saturday my daughter and I attended Le Chic Vintage Market in Fort Wayne and I bought the neatest wooden box with a single drawer. It had great patina and attached to the front was a black and white license plate and two black wooden knobs. I thought right away that is a Donna’s style box. I’m going to use it in my bathroom. The vendor I bought it from was the nicest lady too and so helpful. I love Junkers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I LOVE this Donna – especially the grocery sign – I think I need one of those in my kitchen.
    Lists?
    I need them for everything – not just groceries – I write lists for absolutely everything ( and get immense joy from ticking them off lol )

  4. I am diggin’ this big-time and it’s a timely post because I am knee-deep in picket fence planks…now I know what to do with one of them, at least! But how I really wish I could be at the market to pick up on that luscious, little chair and maybe even the shoes (absolutely crushin’ on that red!). Your booth is going to be the star of the show, methinks…can’t wait to hear all about it! Hope you have a great time and make a killing, too!

  5. I’ve been wanting to buy a vertical hanging message board, but now seeing yours, I may not have too. This is too cool! I just bought one of those clip boards at the thrift store because they’re so handy and I have a bunch of old wood scraps, too, yay! The grocery sign makes the perfect compliment, as well.

  6. This is such an awesome looking sign! Also the message center is perfect, the two pieces really complement each other well. Now you can never forget to get those groceries! Pinned it.

  7. I love this you do such wonderful things, i have to pin them so in case i find some of this junk at estate sales cheap i know what to do. You are a genious. Thank you so much Donna.

  8. That stool is what is missing in my kitchen! I love everything you have put together!! So happy to run across this on pinterest! Stunning!!