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Metal Farmhouse Sign

Hello friends, it’s time for our Thrift Store Decor Team Challenge. Every month my friends and I get together and makeover, reinvent, refresh…well you get the idea, a thrifty find! Please be sure to visit all the wonderful thrift store makeovers, links at the end of the post. I found this awesome piece of metal for $8, I actually bought two of them. I always think two or three of something is better than one. I looked at this for a few weeks and finally decided I would make a metal farmhouse sign. I like to spend time with my thrifty finds before I do anything with them…and I have a lot of them that I’m spending time with!

Thrift StoreHow to make this metal farmhouse sign

I used a couple of nails and hung my metal farmhouse sign in this sitting area in our kitchen. It fit perfectly!!

Thrift store makeover 8 dollar farmhouse metal sign

I used this metal and I think its from the top of a chicken feeder, but you could easily do this on a piece of barn wood or any kind of wood.

Here’s what I did to make the sign:

  1. Placed it on the floor and walked on it, to flatten it out a little, this is a very technical move.
  2. Measured and found the middle of the sign.
  3. Used a pencil and stencils to spell the word “Farmhouse”.
  4. With a small paintbrush and craft paint, I painted inside the lines (ok, maybe a few times outside the lines). Apply two coats of paint, if needed.
  5. After it dried, I sanded a few spots to distress the lettering.
  6. Hung it on the wall!

Lay the stencil letters out and make sure to center for the metal sign

Measure so your word is in the middle.

Trace letters and paint with craft paint to make any sign

Farmhouse metal sign hand painted on the top of chicken feeder

I was so lucky to find this metal! I am loving my farmhouse sign.

Chicken coop top for a metal farmhouse sign

Sitting area in the farmhouse kitchen perfect for reading and having coffee

Cozy corner in the kitchen perfect for this metal farmhouse sign

It fits perfectly here over the bay window.

Now check out these Thrift Store Decor Makeovers!

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Painted Desk Makeover – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Anything Container – Petticoat Junktion

Banded Basket Makeover – Our Southern Home

Farmhouse Sign – Me – Refresh Restyle


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed our thrifty ideas!!








  1. What a great find, and I love your sign. It turned out really nice, and it looks Great hanging over the window! I have some regular stencils where you fill in the area with a stencil brush, which I guess could be used in the same way. But would like to have some of these as well. Seems like it would make it easier to center and space out the lettering.

  2. I was wondering what the verdict would be. Love this! And your technical tip is great!

  3. I love it! Featuring you on the blog tomorrow!

  4. I want that metal!

  5. I was wondering what you would do wth those metal pieces. I guess living with them awhile is inspiring. Haha! The sign looks fabulous!

  6. That is sign is perfect! Love the use of metal. I need to pick up those letters! Makes sign creating easier! Crush on that Ottoman!

  7. Oh Wow, this is gorgeous! You are so creative 🙂

  8. Debbie,

    I love your new farmhouse sign. I rarely do anything with metal…. Thanks for the tip for flattening it out. 😉



  9. Technical move, funny 🙂 . I have a few of those moves too. I love your sign and I have those same stencil templates.

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