Farmhouse Coffee Sign from a Cutting Board

Farmhouse Coffee Sign from a Cutting Board

Now that cooler weather is approaching (hurray!), I thought a coffee-themed project would be wonderfully seasonal. Both my husband and I love coffee, so I decided to make a farmhouse coffee sign for our kitchen.

One of my favorite, FAVORITE things to find at the thrift store is a cutting board. Even the ones that are terribly beat up and even a little gross.


Because they are super inexpensive and really easy to repurpose into a fresh idea, like my idea for a DIY a coffee sign! So when I found this little gem (for a whopping $0.60), I snapped him up immediately.

Bamboo cutting board at thrift store

He was the perfect size for a farmhouse coffee sign. Not too big, not too heavy, but the right size for a stencil that I already had and really wanted to use.

This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. All blue, bold, and underlined text is a clickable link, either to a product or to a related post.

Making a DIY Coffee Sign from a Cutting Board

Because he was a little stained (and not in the pretty way), we had to remove a layer or two of his previous life.

Thank goodness for our orbital sander! I used it to buff out all of the stains and some (not all) of the knife scars.

Sanding a cutting board from the thrift store

After the cutting board had been sanded and wiped down to remove the dust, I gave him a couple of coats of one of my favorite wood stains.

It’s nice and rustic, perfect for a farmhouse coffee sign.

Wood stain for a farmhouse coffee sign

When the stain had dried, I had a gorgeous canvas to work with!

I loved the remnant scars from knives. They gave my DIY coffee sign that weathered appearance that people pay a lot of money for when shopping for farmhouse kitchen decor!

Wood stained cutting board for coffee sign decor

I already had a coffee stencil in mind- one that I had purchased on Etsy (but here it is on Amazon!!).

And while I am basically a stenciling novice (having only really tried it once before), I decided to face my fear of stenciling again!

First, I sprayed a touch of spray adhesive to the back of the stencil. I let it dry until it was tacky but not wet, then smoothed my stencil onto the cutting board.

Stencil for a DIY coffee sign

Stenciling a Farmhouse Coffee Sign

Next, I stippled the paint onto the coffee stencil. Then, I carefully removing most of the paint before touching it to the board.

Unfortunately, I was SO DARN EXCITED to see if it turned out, that I forgot to take a picture before I lifted the stencil off! But, look- it worked out just fine!

Stenciling a farmhouse coffee sign

Next, I spritzed on a clear matte top coat to protect the stain and stenciling. I then it completely dry and cure overnight.

After that, I added a hanging mechanism to the back using D-rings and braided wire.

Hanging a farmhouse coffee sign

Finally, I screwed in a couple of white robe hooks to the front of the coffee sign decor.

Hooks for a DIY coffee sign

Farmhouse Coffee Sign from a Cutting Board

And just like that, I had a wonderful coffee sign for our kitchen. Talk about an easy and straight-forward thrift store makeover, eh?

Coffee sign decor from a cutting board

Simple farmhouse kitchen decor in the form of a coffee sign, complete with hanging coffee mugs (also from the thrift store). Isn’t it so cute?

farmhouse coffee sign

And I know, I know- the stenciling isn’t perfect. But I’m happy enough with how my coffee kitchen decor turned out.

It makes me want a pumpkin spiced latte and get in the autumn frame of mind. And it also makes me want to go thriftin’ for more cutting boards- ha!

Looking for more farmhouse decor projects and ideas? Please check out this collection of upcycled farmhouse home decor ideas here for even more inspiration!

Thrifting for farmhouse decor with upcycle craft ideas

Craft on!


Want to be notified when I publish my next upcycling project tutorial?

Please subscribe here.

Join me on Social Media:

please follow sadie seasongoods on facebookplease follow sadie seasongoods on instagramfollow sadie seasongoods on pinterest






Farmhouse coffee sign on a cutting board

Website | + posts

Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. I love it. You always amazed me.

  2. Sandra Crosbie says

    Beautiful. You have a fantastic imagination. You always turn nothing into COOL.

  3. Fabulous repurpose! You did a great job with the stencil.

  4. You did a great job! I’ll be looking out for scruffy old cutting boards when I go to the thrift store from now on.

  5. Love your Coffee sign Sarah, pinned.

  6. Very cool and perfect for an empty nester couple like my husband and myself!

  7. It’s beautiful! Very inspiring. Going to have to be on the lookout for cutting boards now. Pinned.

  8. LOVE it! May I ask do you have a good source for some niffty stencils with good prices like the coffee one you’re used?

  9. Fantastic! I never thought to do this but I love it! Great job and excellent tutorial

  10. Lovely. I need a cup hanger. Thanks for sharing at this week’s Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon. Pinned & shared.

  11. This is such a great project. Anything with a coffee theme I love. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Was at three large sales today, didn’t see any, but I’m on the hunt now, just love it, awesome job!

  13. Sarah, this cutting board repurposed into a coffee mug holder is super cute!! You did a great job on the stenciling!

  14. This is so cute ~ and I don’t even drink coffee! I’m learning to stencil more too. Learning that less paint, the better. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  15. It’s darling! We just moved into a new house and I’m so excited to “countryfy” it, as my daughter says.

  16. That turned out adorable, and I don’t drink coffee either!

  17. Hi Sarah! I know I’ve told you already that I went shopping for cutting boards (to no avail) after I saw this. Although I did pick up a wooden trivet & a wooden lazy susan. I don’t know why I never think to purchase things like this especially since they’re made of solid wood! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  18. I just love this, along with just about everything else you make! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!


  19. This came out awesome. Thanks for the inspiration. Something like this would look great on the wall above my coffee nook!
    Kate |

  20. Hubby and I found you through the Family Joy Blog linky party and we’re so glad we did. Already pinned this to our DIY/crafts board on Pinterest and I can’t wait to try a project like this. I just love it when we can take something old and scruffy and give it new life. Really appreciate all of the details and images you share to explain the project step by step.

  21. Adorable and a perfect repurpose of an old cutting board. Cutting boards are becoming harder to find at GW and other thrift stores. Thank you for sharing your idea and tutorial with us at Vintage Charm.

  22. Wow! I absolutely love how this turned out. Who would believe that you got the wooden board from the thrift store? Awesome! Thank you so much for linking up at the family Joy Blog linkup party. Pinned your post to our Pinterest party board 🙂 xoxo

  23. What a great way to use an old cutting board!! You are so creative!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  24. What a cute and smart idea!

  25. I absolutely love this! So cute and what a great way to use a cutting board. Thanks so much for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  26. Yup I just totally saved that stencil to my Amazon wish list I am now officially excited for Christmas! 🙂 We just started a new link party over at called the “To Grandma’s House We Go” party that you might be interested in, thanks!

  27. Great upcycle use of that old cutting board! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed having you!

  28. Simple, but OH SO cute!! I just love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  29. While out thrifting yesterday I passed up a $2.99 cutting board and it’ll probably be gone when I go back. This sign would be perfect for my little coffee nook. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your links.

  30. Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance says

    Hi Sarah!
    Just popping over to let you know that I will be Featuring fun Rustic sign tonight at Shoestring Elegance’s What to do Weekends Party! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Feel free to swing by and grab your Featured button! 🙂 I’ve also Pinned your Feature to our Party Board! Happy Weekend!

  31. So easy to make and have a great looking piece in your kitchen. Very nice!

  32. Sarah, that’s gorgeous! And inspiring! I think I might actually DO this!

  33. So cute! Thanks for sharing on Welcome Home Wednesdays. We hope to see you again this week.

  34. What a great idea, thanks so much for sharing.

  35. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing how you did it – I’ve pinned it and it is one of our Featured posts on this week’s Party in Your PJs.

  36. Such a cute idea. I can’t believe it was just 60 cents. Awesome!

  37. very cute but why not use a cricut to make a vinyl stencil


  1. […] DIY Rustic Coffee Sign with a Thrift Store Wooden Cutting Board from Sadie Seasongoods […]

Have a question or like what you see? Please let me know!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.