Quirky is a word I would use to describe my brain. haha. Yes, quirky, creative, and engaged (like…all the time). I told my friend, Mandy, who runs a donation/support ministry that I’ll take any misfit wooden pieces she can throw my way. Enter in Henry (I lovingly named him such) – a misfit cock who needs a new lease on life. He’s the star of my farmhouse chicken sign yet to be.
In a way, of sorts, you could call me broody for my own bunch of hens (or animals, period). It has long been a dream of mine to have chicken with their fluffy butts adorning my property. So, of course, I couldn’t pass up this misfit.
Henry stands about 10″ tall, has a broken dowel sticking out his feet, a wire with some sort of football-ish looking bead attached to it, and a wall mount slot on the back. hmmm… I scratch my head much like a chicken scratches the ground wondering what in the world his original purpose was??
At any rate, no matter his past, right? It’s time to give this fella a new lease on life. In order to complete my vision, I head out to my wood stash and pull out this piece of plywood. First, I want to cut it to size, so I use my small circular saw and my Rip-Cut Jig to cut a large square.
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Then, once have it cut, I apply a aged wood accelerator to make a dark base. Next, I apply a whitewash of paint to create more layers.
Per my normal, I love to add typography. Obviously, with a farmhouse chicken sign there is typography to be added. Yay! I use my transfer method to take my design and prepare it for application.
You can use a window to trace as I’m doing or, I also use my LED tracing pad (love that thing!)
Then, I trace my prepared design onto my plywood square, followed by painting in the design.
Finally, it’s time of Henry to make his debut. woot! Or should I say bock, bock?
I daresay, he sure is strutting his stuff, don’t you think? haha. Also, Henry totally suits this DIY project and is literally the cherry on top.
Last, I think Henry approves his new roost. Also, if you’d like to adopt Henry into your home decor, you can find him available in my online shop along with many other goodies. (SOLD)
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