Farmhouse Signs & Introducing Simply September Shop

There it was… that big, open, underwhelming wall space staring back at me every time I entered and exited my home. I knew I wanted some form of a farmhouse inspired sign to accompany my previous wall decor (specifically the “Heaven” sign that has been in my family for years). However, I also knew I wanted the sign to be both simplistic and unique, but also to tie in elements of my pre-existing stain and woodwork. After many failed attempts to find what I was looking for, I finally decided to make my own and couldn’t be more happy that I did!


Here is How I did It

My project began with a solid piece of raw wood. After a little sanding, I decided to stain the sides. While the stain didn’t match my ceiling beams and half-wall cap perfectly, I decided to embrace this by avoiding an overall “matchy-matchy” feel. I then painted the top of my wood board an off-white, determined what saying I wanted to display, and began to freehand paint the lettering!

I loved the way the sign not only quickly finished off my wall space, but also allowed for a personalized feature. This led to my desire to create even more farmhouse inspired signs and before I knew it, I had a collection!

Shop Simply September Favorites

This collection led to me taking the next exciting leap in my Simply September adventure! After a number of very kind readers inquired about the ability to purchase final products when they weren’t in the mood/able to craft them themselves (Despite loving crafting, this is definitely something I can relate to as there often just isn’t enough time in the day to craft it all.), I decided to make this a possibility and open my own Etsy shop that goes by the name, “SimplySeptemberShop“.

From now on, a large number of Simply September posts will not only provide creativity inspiration, tutorials and DIY tips and tricks as it has previously… but you will now also be able to view the items directly in my shop if you desire to purchase them for yourself!

Please keep in mind that although you will find a rather sparse store at the current moment, as only my most recent farmhouse inspired signs are featured, more exciting items will continue to be added to the shop! Be sure to check back often for new items that will accompany future posts!

Shop Simply September HERE!


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  1. These are gorgeous!! Good luck with the new shop! Pinning and stumbling to share and spread the word. Thanks for linking up with us at Brag About It!

  2. Hi Lindsay – I discovered you through the Favorite Things Blog Hop last week and wanted to let you know that I have featured this post on my blog today in “A Collection of Creativity.” I hope you’ll stop by for a visit at Vintage Mama’s Cottage, and I look forward to seeing what you share this week at the hop. Thanks for the creative inspiration! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  3. Hi Lindsay! These signs are lovely! I’ve been trying to make similar signs for my home but the paint I used (chalk paint) and/or brush I used made the surface have a lot of ridges and now I’m having trouble writing on it with my paint marker. What type of paint/brush did you use for the white paint and afterward did you use a paint marker or thin brush for the lettering?

    1. Hi Amy! I used a very standard cheap paintbrush that I’ve had for years and years. I purchased it from Michaels. Unfortunately, I don’t have a specific name for you, but I know it is nothing unique or special. I used a thin brush for the lettering and Craftsmart Satin Acrylic Paint for the background paint. While I love chalk paint, it often leaves a bumpy finish for me as well. I wish you the best of luck!

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