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Farmhouse Chicken Sign for Home Decor

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.

Wooden Chicken Before | prodigalpieces.com

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??

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DIY TIME

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.

Cutting a Chicken Sign from Plywood with Rip Cut Jig | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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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.

Painting Farmhouse Chicken Sign | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

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.

Tracing Graphic for Farmhouse Chicken Sign | prodigalpieces.com

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.

Tracing Design for Farmhouse Chicken Sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

Finally, it’s time of Henry to make his debut. woot! Or should I say bock, bock?

Rustic Farmhouse Chicken Sign for DIY Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #homedecor #handmade

Handmade Chicken Sign for Farmhouse Decor Handmade by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #homedecor

I daresay, he sure is strutting his stuff, don’t you think? haha. Henry totally suits this DIY project and is literally the cherry on top.

Fluffy Butts Roost Here Farmhouse Chicken Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor

Handmade Chicken Sign Closeup by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #handmade #home #homedecor

Lastly, 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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Rustic Farmhouse Chicken Butt Sign Design by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #chicken

In addition, to leaving a comment below, do pin and share my upcycled farmhouse chicken sign. Likewise, you know others will have fun with it too!

DIY Farmhouse Chicken Sign Handmade by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor #handmade

Up next, it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday, so pop on over and see the after of my rustic hutch HERE.

Pine Hutch Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    LOL!!!😂 Not the typography phrase I was expecting. The sign is gorgeous and starts my day on a happy note!! I don’t know how you do all these things so well and have such an unlimited supply of creativity. But, I’m glad you do!!😉

    • Larissa says

      yahoo!! I’m so glad it brought you smiles. It sure was fun to create. Thanks, Rebecca!

  2. Kaycee says

    Hello Larissa, I couldn’t wait to see what you created with this fella! Wow, what a fun sign, fluffy butts is just perfect for Henry.

    • Larissa says

      tee hee! I was giggling the whole time creating. Thanks!

  3. Donna says

    That was a creative idea. I was thinking what could she possibly do with that. What a neat and fun idea!

    • Larissa says

      All I saw was fluffy butt as soon as I saw it. tee hee! Thank you, Donna.

  4. Cate Cooper says

    I LOVE that little chicken!! Such a sweet sign you made. Good job Larissa!

  5. Michele says

    Hilarious! I needed that good laugh this morning. Not only are you creative, but a comedian also 🙂

  6. Mary Loveland says

    Cute cute cute! Love the verse, that’s going to get a lot of laughs….Hope it finds a forever home.

  7. Glenda says

    When I first saw the rooster, I was thinking what can be made from this. Never would I have thought to use the rooster as part of a sign. GENIUS!!! I love it!! The phrase is perfect. We all need as many laughs as we can get these days. This brought a big smile to my face
    Great job!!!!

    • Larissa says

      Right? I couldn’t stop laughing when I found it. So fun for me! Thank you, Glenda.

  8. Chris Davis says

    That’s gorgeous! I love it. As a chicken owner myself, though, I have to point out I’m pretty sure that’s a Henrietta, not a Henry. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Just named it as my littlest wanted. I knew too. 😉 Fluffy butts are typically referred to the hens.

  9. Sandy says

    Larissa,

    This is adorable! It makes me laugh and inspires me to make a “Fluffy Butts” sign. I get so excited to see the notification in my email for every one of your blog posts! Sharing on FB and Pinterest!

    • Larissa says

      You are a fun gal, Sandy. Thank you! You don’t know how much your words mean to me…really. 🙂

  10. Becky says

    Haha! What a cute sign! I love it! Super nice job with your lettering/shading. I thought it was routed or something at first! 😁

  11. Kim says

    I love Henry’s fluffy butt! That gave me a smile to start my day! Your creative ideas never cease to amaze me😊

    • Larissa says

      tee hee hee! Thanks so much, Kim. I’m so happy you’re smiling! 😀

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