Barn Style Farm Sign (and Baby Goat Day!)

Barn Style Farm Sign (and Baby Goat Day!)

While on a recent Junkin’ Journey, I found a salvaged cabinet door that just screamed BARN! Even though I wasn’t sure what I’d ultimately do with it, it was just so unique and special that I nabbed it immediately. I was, however, sure of one thing- whatever I did with it, it would have *something* to do with a farm.

Red barn style salvaged cabinet door to be repurposed as farm sign by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gotta be a farm-y project!

And then, as if the Sadie stars aligned above, I got word of a local field trip to a goat dairy in the area. Owned by the family of one of my dearest friends, Double Blessing Farm was hosting a field trip for adults only…called “Baby Goat Day”. I mean…can you imagine how excited I was? There would be baby goats, goat’s milk fudge and cheese to sample, and a goat’s milk soap-making demonstration- all spent on a lovely Spring afternoon at a beautiful goat dairy.

And, so…I decided to make a “thank you” gift for the dairy owners out of my barn-style cabinet door. Plus, it would allow me to once again work on my stenciling skills…which has been a goal of mine for a while. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

After cleaning up the barn style cabinet door (it was a dreadful mess), I set up stenciling shop. I purchased a Goat Farm stencil that fit my door, and gathered some white paint and my new favorite stenciling brushes!

Stenciling on a barn style salvaged cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ohhhhh boy…I’m facing a stenciling fear…

Before I began the actual stenciling on my barn door, though, I read (and re-read) a fantastic “How to Stencil” post from Funky Junk Interiors, who is a stenciling goddess. I took all of her tips and pointers to heart…took a deep breath…fixed the stencil to the door with painter’s tape…and put paint on my brush.

I took my time…adding as little paint to the brush as possible and going through the motions as recommended by Funky Junk Interiors…and this is what it looked like before the moment of truth.

Stenciling on a barn style salvaged cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh my gosh…the anxiety is building…

Stenciling on a barn style salvaged cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Will it look ok???

If you listen closely, you might be able to hear my labored, nervous breathing through the computer screen. BUT…between the great instruction from Funky Junk and my amazing new stenciling brushes, I was feeling good (in between the nerves). Ready for the reveal?

Goat farm stenciled sign on a salvaged barn style cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, thank goodness!!!

IT’S FINE!!! Maybe even better than fine! Oh my gosh, what a relief.

After my emotional rollercoaster slowed to a halt (i.e., the next day), I carefully brushed on some clear top coat to protect the barn door. When that had dried, I added some D-ring hangers to the back…

Adding D-ring hangers to the back of a stenciled sign on a salvaged barn style cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Finishing touches on the back…

And some white “fighting octopus” coat hooks to the front! I also left the original handle in place as another option for hanging & hooking things!

Adding coat hooks to the front of a stenciled sign on a salvaged barn style cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Finishing touches on the front!

Adding coat hooks to the front of a stenciled sign on a salvaged barn style cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love it!

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I can’t wait to gift it to Double Blessing Farm. But I know, I know- you’ve been patiently waiting for photos from Baby Goat Day!

Baby Goat Day at Double Blessing Farm and Red Clay Soap in Travelers Rest, South Carolina by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I have two words for you: Baby. Goats!

Here are some of my favorite shots of me (Chicago Bears hat), my husband, and two of my good friends holding some of the baby goats. I think we all found pure joy by holding them…when adults go on field trips, they get a taste of childhood for a little while.

Baby Goat Day at Double Blessing Farm and Red Clay Soap in Travelers Rest, South Carolina by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Snuggling baby goats…

I should also mention that I’m over-the-moon in love with the goat’s milk soaps that are made at the dairy- as is my husband. The scents are amazing (especially Violet Blossom- made from a steeped violet tea using violets grown on the farm!)…and the soaps are just plain sublime.

DIY Stenciled Goat Farm sign on a salvaged barn style cabinet door by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Happy, happy day…

I know this was a longer post than normal, but I just had such a wonderful time and wanted to share it with you- in addition to the actual project! I hope you could feel the joy and laughter we experienced with the baby goats.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. What a great gift for the goat farm. Those baby goats are just precious. I hope they have some goat cheese too, my favorite!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Their goat cheese is amazing- and isn’t tangy at all. It’s like a rich ricotta and just SUBLIME!

  2. What a special gift for the goat’s family! I’m sure they will love it – it came out beautiful!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so much- It was wonderful to share that day with you and Michele, too! 🙂

  3. Margaret says:

    I’m not sure which I like better.. the sign or the baby goats – they are darling! What a fun day!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      It really was!! And now I’m addicted to the soaps, LOL. Thank you for your sweet words!

  4. Kimberley A Mason says:

    This has to be my favorite post by far! I love goats and goat milk soaps my husband and i love them. Thank you for taking us on your junkin’ journeys I look forward to them. Your creative approach is zany crazy lovable good fun and its just adorable.

  5. I can’t think of a better way to spend a spring afternoon other than petting baby goats. The sign is such a perfect gift for the goat farm owners.

  6. Aw, they’re so cute! (Love the sign too!)

  7. Priceless!

  8. JaneEllen Jones says:

    How I love your goat farm sign, perfect and imagine the goat farm owners were so happy to receive it. Baby goats are adorable aren’t they? They can be rascals but looking at them helps to forget what they did.
    Makes me wish we had taken at least 2 or 3 pigmy goats my husbands brother had on his mini farm in OK. At that time we didn’t have our chickens yet, didn’t want to be tied down with animals. Now my hubs uses them for excuse to go home when we’re in town later in afternoon..Says he has to get home to feed chickens, put them to bed, exactly why I never wanted chickens. Guess jokes on me.
    Great post as always, you inspire me so much.
    Enjoy your weekend

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Hahaha, I love that! My father-in-law is that way about their kitty- he never liked cats, blah, blah, blah. But my mother-in-law will sneak pictures of them cuddling or of him feeding the kitty from his dinner plate. 😉

  9. JaneEllen Jones says:

    Forgot to ask you where you got your stencil you used. Would love to make sign of my own.

  10. Fabulous job! I love everything bout THS project. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I bet you had a blast. Baby goats are so cute. I also love goats milk soap. And your gift to them will be greatly appreciated. It came out so good.

  12. helenfern says:

    Fun sign – and looks like a fun place to visit! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

  13. I’m sure they were tickled pink with the sign, right? Who wouldn’t love that! You did a great job.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, and yes!! There were even happy tears of gratitude…I don’t think any of my projects have made anyone cry before, so it was awfully special for me.

  14. This is so great! I work on a farm and unfortunately no goats but, they have cows, pigs, and chickens 😀 They’re building a house and I’ve been wondering what I could make them as a housewarming gift. Something like this would be so cute! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday

  15. Such a cute little sign. I hope that you will join us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Check it out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=676

  16. Love your sign! Very creative and cute. The font is lovely, I wonder what it is. I would never tire at looking at those sweet baby goats. Thanks for sharing at Dishing it & Digging It.

  17. acraftymix says:

    What fun Sarah, baby goats are just the cutest things ever. Did they jump all over you? Love your sign BTW, and your stencil turned out perfectly. I have the same fear of stencils. They always turn out smudged and the paint runs where it’s not supposed to. Maybe I should visit Donna again for another lesson or two

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      I’m so glad I’m not alone with the fear of stenciling! But between her guidance and the brushes I mention, it all turned out ok- whew!! 😉

  18. Your friends must have been delighted with this beautiful and thoughtful gift. You’re pretty good with those stencils and I can’t wait to see more. Many years ago I use stencils to airbrush designs on my cakes, thanks for the reminder.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so very much, Sandra- yes, there were happy tears when I gave it to them! I don’t think any of my projects have ever made someone so happy before…so of course, I cried, too. 🙂 It was a very special moment.

  19. Love baby goats. Love your rustic sign even more.
    Thanks for sharing at Waste Not Wednesday.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thanks, Kimm!! (And BTW, other bloggers have had trouble tagging my blog FB page…so unfortunately, you’re not alone. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience!!)

  20. Such a cute sign and such a thoughtful gift!!

  21. I love all of your projects and this is adorable….along with those baby goats. Thanks for sharing this with us at Waste Not Wednesday and I look forward to seeing what you do each week.

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