I recently made some fun junk-styled changes to my pallet wood sawhorse office.
Since this spot is in the heart of my kitchen / open concept upstairs, it needs constant gutting and cleaning. Why I have an office for all to see is still beyond me…
Who am I kidding… I just like WIDE OPEN SPACES. It’s next to big windows so I can view the front yard and back, and close to the kitchen so I can entertain myself while I
burn food cook. Plus, the TV is just to the right, so…
Anyway, the best way to keep up this area is to gut it, clean it, then filter back everything needed and
deal with the paperwork put the rest away.
However this last cleaning frenzied round, I decided to add a few new cool elements.
If you remember way back, the desk was made out of two sawhorses, a ladder, and some pallet wood. This was one of my very ‘first furniture builds’ and it’s still standing strong!
But let’s play Where’s Waldo’s Kitty first! Didja notice Lake sitting there on the left all handsome-like? Good kitty for staying put while shooting with a very slow shutter speed. No small task.
And now my special space is fully labelled!
With a big ‘ol OFFICE sign to the rescue!
OFFICE comes in two sizes, so for this larger scaled project, I chose the large one. It’s the largest stencil in the line to date! Because big signs are just cool.
This stencil is so large, you’ll require a larger than standard board or possibly two smaller ones.
Unless you have a big chunk of old barn wood shiplap on hand.
Remember when I rummaged through my childhood farm? The back of one of these boards was so perfect as-is!
Oh chippy barnwood Office sign, I love you so! It really makes a statement yet blends right in with all the rustic crates and other goodness going on.
I didn’t have the official stencil on hand yet when I created this prototype, so here’s how you would make this…
How to stencil a large OFFICE sign
- Cut down planks to length desired – ruggged edges are best left if possible.
- Lightly sand.
- Position the two-piece stencil together on the wood using the provided cut registration marks, then masking tape them along the top, creating a door hinge of sorts.
- Load stencil brush with black paint, offload onto a rag to remove most paint, then stencil one at a time.
- Distress letters with a sander if desired, or stencil unevenly to achieve the look from the start.
Paint used: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black (on Amazon or from Retailer)
Learn more how to stencil tips HERE
I like BIG signs and I cannot lie. Smitten!
I can also vision this big sign with hooks along the bottom, holding hanging clipboards.
Or with the letters stacked vertically, offering a tall, skinny take for tight spaces.
And if you look REALLY hard… did you notice you can make the words CEO (nothing like screaming out you’re running the show), OFF, ICE, and even COFFEE?!
Totally doing the coffee one somewhere…
Moving along, another fun change to the blog office was trying out benches instead of office chairs!
The sawhorse is actually a side table I made HERE
And the other scrap wood bench tutorial is from my front door HERE
And also seen in my winter-themed living room HERE
There is nothing quite like shopping the house!
I will admit, the benches are not quite as comfy as a big cushy office chair, however I am less inclined to endlessly scroll online too… that’s a good thing, right?!
I’ve long loved the look of benches along a big farmhouse table, however I think for this to work, they’ll need to have cushions.
What do you have in your office as chairs? Something cute or traditional?
Overall, it’s a fun office that’s even fun to just look at!
But I guess what this all really means is, I should get to work…
Visit ALL the office setups in one click HERE or click below…
Reclaimed wood BIG office sign computer station
Office crate desk with pipe Open sign – you are here
Reclaimed wood farmhouse Office sign chalkboard with twine
Find many other JUNK STYLED OFFICES HERE