After the paint was dry, I printed off my template and rubbed chalk on the back. I then cut out the pieces and positioned it how I wanted it and taped it down. Then I used a pen and pushed hard on the paper and traced the letters so that the chalk left an imprint on the wood. If you don't know about this trick it'll change your life. PS. don't worry I got rid of the apostrophe.
Once I had my outline, I started painting the letters with black paint. Don't worry too much about making it perfect. You can always clean it up with the white paint and honestly a few mistakes make it more rustic in my opinion. Notice the "Market" isn't completely straight for example... I grew to love it though. I think it gives it character. Once I got it all painted, I sanded the edges and dipped a paper towel in Minwax Dark Walnut stain and rubbed it on the edges and corners.
Then it was finally done! And then it sat and sat and sat until I finally threatened to have my dad help me hang it and then it was up on the wall haha. OK, that sounds bad but my hubby is really the bomb and I'm kinda obsessed with him. I really just need to learn how to use power tools.