I saw a sign here and I loved it so I thought I would try making it myself. I haven't had too much success making stencils and wood signs but I did this one differently and it turned out great!
After painting my board with chalk paint and letting it dry. I cut out my letters using vinyl, (after doing this and some more investigating I read that contact paper works great as well) then using the paint that I used as my base I painted the edges of the letters and let that dry to prevent the new color of paint from bleeding under the stencil. I then painted my stencil.
Here it is after I removed the stencil. I decided it was a bit too white, so I watered down some brown paint and rubbed it onto my board. I know there are many ways to make your board look older this is just what I did because it was what I had conveniently located.