Friday, March 11, 2011

Décor on a Dime: $2 vintage-looking sign!

I picked up this little sign at the flea market for $1.00
It had some nicks and scratches, but I liked the beveled edges and hanger on the back.  And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! :)
First, I spray painted it white…
And then stuck on one of my Dollar Store vinyl sayings! :)
DSC_0695But I wasn’t done yet!  I sanded the edges and random places to make it look worn and vintage.
DSC_0696Then I brushed on some walnut stain that I had in the garage.  The stain soaked right into the edges and spots that I had sanded which was exactly what I wanted to happen.  Then I quickly wiped the excess stain off.
And here is my finished project! 
Definitely doesn’t look a a Dollar Store sticker on a flea market board! :)DSC_0698
I hung it in the kitchen, over the door into the dining room, and it fits into my kitchen décor perfectly!
Now if I can only engrain this truth into my heart and life!  God really is the God of the impossible; and with Him ALL things are possible!  Oh, me of little faith!
  Mark 10:27b – “…for with God all things are possible.”

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  1. I really like it!!! My dear husband and I have slowly been adding things like this w/ Scripture verses to our home decor...thanks for the ideas! What a way to hide God's word in our hearts and let it be known to all that enter into our homes!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

  2. nikmbarker@gmail.comMarch 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    beautiful - thanks for keeping us up on all your neat ideas! : )

  3. It looks great!! Much better than the original sign!!

    I've been buying wood boards at Home Depot to make signs and getting them cut down. It's pretty cheap! I'd searched thrift stores but hadn't come across anything as cheap as what you found! I almost resorted to buying a canvas from Joann's for my latest project, but it would've cost me what 8 boards cost me at Home Depot!!

  4. Wow that looks great! You've inspired me to find some time to try a home decor project!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. This looks wonderful! I am trying to paint words on a sign right now and boy oh boy do I wish I had some vinyl letters!

  6. It really does match your kitchen decor wonderfully! good job :)

  7. That is so impressive! When I first saw the sign I thought you might pain over it, but I didn't even see what you saw. How do you come up with this. I guess I need to think outside the box a little more. Great project!


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