It’s no secret that I am an old sign fanatic. I just find the look enticing, and totally fits in with any season.
But that can be a bad thing too…
One place I really love to do something special with is behind my kitchen stove.
This Bakery sign stood the test of time for an entire year.
A YEAR! Can you believe I left ANYTHING up for one whole year?!
Well, that just doesn’t cut it for a decorator type! So right after Christmas, I made myself pull it down, gave the backsplash a fresh coat of white paint, and let it stay that way. Bare. For 3 months.
When I was finally ready to do something new… I couldn’t decide on a new theme.
But this reclaimed wood heart project changed all that.
I didn’t have room to place this coffee mug holder in my kitchen, but I LOVED the pieced together scrap wood treatment. So I set about trying to come up with a way for the look to fit my designated space.
There isn’t much of it in this kitchen. As in none. I chose 3 windows instead.
Here’s part of my kitchen reno series I never did finish. LOL
Maybe I should just call this post the reveal and call it a day…
The kitchen can become dark with all the wood and black accents, so I like choosing minimal accessories that are lighter in tone and scale if possible.
Things in layers really help to save space too, such as this little pipe coffee station, as well as my pipe shelf phone station.
This lunch sign is just the right amount of wood, but not too heavy, thanks to the white wood mix.
And it functions well as a mug holder for my precious AM brew, and even provides a little storage for my wooden spoons.
But that isn’t all. What this sign ultimately does after the fact will make it an absolute breeze to change themes next time I’m so inlined!
Year schmeer. I can now change it out in 30 seconds! My kinda DIY!
How to make Interchangeable rustic farmhouse kitchen signs
What you’ll need: (includes some Amazon affiliate links)
3 planks of wood
paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black (website link)
1. Gather up 3 boards of choice.
This really can be a combo of anything you like. I chose a woodsy one in the centre, because I really love stencilling crate looking markings on wood tones, plus it adds visual weight to just the middle.
2. Cut to desired size, then lightly sand surfaces and edges.
For a true scrap wood look, try 3 different lengths! Or cut them all the same.
This is the very best part of this entire project. I got 3 signs out of the time it took to pretty much make one.
Find the LUNCH stencil HERE
Basic – Learn how to stencil HERE
Everything – Learn ALL ABOUT STENCILLING, including my chosen gear, how to clean, what to make, etc.
In a nutshell, the drier your brush, the cleaner your images will turn out.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s coal black, my go to for crate looking designs.
5. Mount the boards to your desired location by screwing them directly onto the wall.
Caution: Attach wood behind your gas stove at your own risk. I place a metal cookie sheet in front of it when cooking. Wood stays cool to the touch. Or use idea in a different area.
Gap Tip: I have a board and batten wall treatment, which creates a little space behind the boards, perfect for using S hooks to hang stuff. If you wish for similar, assemble your boards together from the back first spaced WITH gaps before installing onto the wall.
Here are 2 portable coffee sign designs made with this in mind:
A good solid coffee sign will always win in my book! Seasonless, and fun to look at!
There are actually two coffee stencils (to date) to choose from.
Tell me this doesn’t have you wanting to brew coffee 24/7… the struggle is real.
This is the setup that I ultimately left up. For now. LOVE it! Simple, yet super useful for my coffee cup stash and wooden spoons at the ready for cooking needs.
And really easy to remove the jar, replacing it with a metal cookie sheet during cooking.
This pantry sign showcases all the same sized boards for a truer sign look.
Fun fact… I stole this sign from this PANTRY SHELF.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign in these parts.
I didn’t even make a BAKERY sign yet! Then again, I’ve already had that up all last year… 🙂
So there you have it. An interchangeable kitchen sign so I now have no excuse on deciding what to hang up. Just change the message, season or theme depending!
I could see this working anywhere you need to hang something. Coats, bathroom towels, changing area in a bedroom. The additional boards really add some weight to an otherwise very simple sign.
Now… back to my regularly scheduled messy kitchen state… it’s time to eat and brew coffee after all.
But the spotless kitchen was super fun to have for nearly an entire DAY.
Have I inspired you to try an interchangeable sign next round?