This reclaimed salvaged wood lap siding has the original paint and nail holes. I didn't even have to distress it. It is 3/4"x5 1/2"x20 1/2". I handpainted the lettering in shabby chic Taupe color to give it a soft cleaner look and highlighted the letters with black to give them more depth and help them stand out. It hangs from sturdy twin, knotted through to the front of the sign.