Farm Sign on an Old Cabinet Door

Farm Sign on an Old Cabinet Door

While on a Junkin’ Journey to Blue Ridge, GA, I found an old cabinet door that just screamed BARN! It would be perfect for upcycling into a farm sign, given how much it resembled a red barn. So, I snapped it up and brought it home with me.

old cabinet door

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.

goats milk soap by red clay soap

So, I decided to make a “thank you” gift for the dairy owners out of my red barn 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.

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Stenciling on an Old Cabinet Door

After cleaning up the 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!

farm sign ideas

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.

stencil cabinet doors

And this is what it looked like before the moment of truth. Crossing my fingers that it looks ok underneath the vinyl stencil

stencil for a farm sign

 

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

And check out how clean my brush tip is! That’s an excellent sign of an accomplished stenciler, if I do say so myself.

how to stencil on wood

Ready for the reveal?

Finishing a Farm Sign for a Goat Dairy

Ta-da! Honestly, the stenciled words came out better than I could have hoped. Reading Funky Junk’s post was a game changer for me!

stenciling a farm sign

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 farm sign. After that dried, I added some D-ring hangers to the back.

door hangers on a cabinet door sign

Finally, I added some white coat hooks to the front of the farm sign! I also left the original handle in place as another option for hanging and hooking things onto it.

coat hooks on a farm sign

Now it was finished and ready to give to Double Blessing Farm!

farm sign on a mini barn door

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor with a Cabinet Door

I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out. All that stenciling worry for nothing!

farm sign on an old cabinet door

I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I can’t wait to gift it to Double Blessing Farm. AFTER Baby Goat Day, of course.

double blessing farm in travelers rest south carolina

My husband (when he had a beard!) with the cutest baby goat ever.

baby goat pictures

I should also mention that I’m over-the-moon in love with the goat milk soap that is made at the dairy. The scents are amazing, especially Violet Blossom, which is made from a steeped violet tea using violets grown on the farm.

goat milk soap

Thank you so much for taking this upcycling journey with me as I navigated the ins and outs of stenciling a farm sign. And guess what? The owners of Double Blessing Farm were THRILLED with it when I gave it to them.

red clay soap at travelers rest farmers market

And if you enjoyed this upcycling idea for a farm sign, then you may also be interested in these repurposed projects using cupboard doors, as well!

repurpose cabinet doors

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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