CustomHandmadeSigns

Custom Handmade Signs

391 Sales

CustomHandmadeSigns

Custom Handmade Signs

391 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Providing a wide variety of wood signs and crocheted household items. Offering custom signs featuring family names, company logos, sayings - you dream it and we'll make a sign out of it! Can make small signs 3" x 6" up to large 6' x 4' company logo signs. Custom colors, layout and design available. We also create crocheted rag rugs in custom sizes and colors. Thank you! ~ Leslie Crawford, Custom Handmade Signs

Announcement

Providing a wide variety of wood signs and crocheted household items. Offering custom signs featuring family names, company logos, sayings - you dream it and we'll make a sign out of it! Can make small signs 3" x 6" up to large 6' x 4' company logo signs. Custom colors, layout and design available. We also create crocheted rag rugs in custom sizes and colors. Thank you! ~ Leslie Crawford, Custom Handmade Signs

Leslie Crawford

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From the "Junk Pile" to a rustic, charming piece!

After getting a wild hair back in May of 2012, I decided I wanted to go grab a weathered pallet from my uncle's manufacturing company and try my hand at painting on wood. Let my creative juices flow, if you will.

My first sign was on a 5 1/2" x 36" piece of pallet wood, which I stained then painted my family name on it. The words were a little small, I had a few boo-boos, and it needed a little more "pop"! ( In my perfectionist mind, that is!) but everyone loved it!

Soon, I had a friend ask me to make a few western signs, way out of my comfort zone - but I pulled them off...

After months of experimenting, I've got a tried and true system of creating a nice looking piece, with a very rustic edge to it.

I hand select, cut (and build if needed) each piece of wood, which is taken through a 5 step process to ensure that even the new peices of wood look old and used before laying out lettering and transferring the image to the wood. Then each letter, and design element is hand painted onto the wood (sometimes this is tricky if its rough, but it adds to the uniqueness of each piece!).

After painting the lettering and all design elements, I hand sand the entire sign to make everything a little rough and worn looking. Each individual piece of wood takes the stain/paint and distressing process differently, so you end up with a completely one of a kind piece that is finished in a clear coat to protect it from wear and preserve it to last for generations!

Thanks for reading our story! Have a blessed day!

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  • Leslie Crawford

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Make The Signs!

    I'm Leslie Crawford, homeschooling mom of two adorable boys, Mason & Ethan - and wife to an amazing husband, Kevin. I love creating unique and one of a kind items, which are rustic and distressed to look as if they've been around for generations!

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Last updated on June 2, 2015
Welcome to Custom Handmade Signs! We are a small, home based business based in Northeast Oklahoma. We create custom made, hand painted, signs to meet almost any need! As well as full line of handmade crocheted rag rugs, made from all reclaimed materials.

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Payment is required at the time of your order, and while we will do our best to meet the needs of each client, we do not offer refunds or cancellations of orders once the painting process has begun.
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Unless specified (and paid for) by the buyer, all signs are shipped USPS Priority Mail and include tracking number for your convenience. Please contact us if you need a quote for UPS, FedEx, Next Day, etc.