If you could go on a one-night getaway, where would it be? I can answer that in two words … Magnolia House.
I could happily just stand in front of it and stare at the front porch and gabled roof for days.
Can you imagine hanging out in the living area surrounded by shiplap walls, or eating breakfast in the charming breakfast nook? If you haven’t seen it, click here and you’ll see why I love it.
At $700 a night, it’s just a dream. But in some ways it’s a bargain. The $700 is to rent the entire property – not just one room. The occupancy is for up to 8 people. So if I found 7 friends to split the cost with, it would only be under $90 for each of us! That makes it sound like a bargain, doesn’t it? 🙂
Yesterday I finished a Magnolia House inspired sign for my kitchen that is perfect with a capital “P” for the room and on my freshly painted walls.
My walls aren’t shiplap. They are tongue & groove pine planks painted white, but I love them.
I also love Magnolia Market signs, but my favorite one costs $175, which is way out of my budget.
I knew I could make my own version easily and for a fraction of the cost.
I wasn’t trying to make my sign look just identical to theirs. I wanted the same verse and similar trim on mine, but I used a totally different font.
I used my Silhouette to create a stencil of the image above (which you are welcome to use to make your own sign). If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can also print the words on paper in any font you like, then transfer the design to wood and paint in the lines.
I didn’t take step-by-step photos, so this isn’t a full tutorial, but I am including a supply list and basic steps if you’d like to make your own Magnolia House style sign.
Supplies used: (affiliate links included for your convenience)
Silhouette Cameo (if you plan to make a stencil)
carbon tracing paper (if you plan to print the words and transfer them to wood)
1″ x 12″ x 4′ pine board
3/4″x 36″ poplar square dowel
cordless nail gun (to attach the cut dowel pieces as a frame)
black or dark gray paint
- Cut pine board to desired length and paint it white.
- Measure the length and height of the board and cut the square dowel into 4 pieces (2 for the length & 2 for the height). Stain the pieces.
- Make a stencil or trace the words onto the board, then paint the lettering with black paint and let dry.
- Use nail gun to attach frame pieces.
Hang and enjoy!
I will be making more of these signs and will be listing them in my online shop this weekend.
I haven’t shopped for things to list in my shop in quite a while, but I was near one of my favorite antique stores this week and found three antique wood and wire racks.
They originally held tire tubes, but I think they are perfect as herb and flower drying racks. I’ve also used them as stencil organizers. You can read the details and history about the company that they came from HERE.
Vaya con Dios,