Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor on a Cabinet Door

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

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.

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 a Farm Sign on a Cabinet Door / Cupboard 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!

Using a vinyl stencil on a barn door decor to make a farm sign and coat hooks by Sadie Seasongoods

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.

Farm sign on a cupboard door or cabinet door that will become farm decor for a goat dairy by Sadie Seasongoods

Crossing my fingers that it looks ok underneath the vinyl stencil…

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). Ready for the reveal?

Farm sign for a goat farm using a vinyl stencil and craft paint for country home decor by Sadie Seasongoods

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.

D ring hangers on the back of farm decor or country wall decor to use for hanging on a wall by Sadie Seasongoods

Finally, I added some white coat hooks to the front of the farm sign / country wall decor! I also left the original handle in place as another option for hanging & hooking things.

Coat hooks attached to farm sign and country wall decor to be hung in a farmhouse on a goat dairy by Sadie Seasongoods

Farm Sign and Country Wall Decor with a Cabinet Door

And that was it – the farm sign and coat hooks were done and ready to be delivered to the goat dairy!

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 of the baby goats from the farm, right?

Playing with baby goats at Double Blessing Farm and Red Clay soap in Travelers Rest SC by Sadie Seasongoods

And some friends of mine with the baby goats. It really doesn’t get cuter than a goat kid, does it?

Baby Goat kid at Double Blessing Farm and Red Clay Soap in Travelers Rest SC for Baby Goat Day by Sadie Seasongoods

Playing with a goat kid at Double Blessing Farm and Red Clay Soap in Travelers Rest SC for Baby Goat Day by Sadie Seasongoods

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 – specially Violet Blossom, which is made from a steeped violet tea using violets grown on the farm.

Goat milk soap or goat soap from Red Clay Soap in Travelers Rest SC and farm sign on a cupboard door by Sadie Seasongoods

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

Upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for cabinet doors, cupboard doors, or architectural salvage as compiled by Sadie Seasongoods

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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