It’s been ages since I’ve been to my favorite thrift store. I’m kinda going through withdrawals. But I’ve been feeling guilty about the huge pile of projects I already need to finish. I thought it would be a good idea to actually complete some of them before I buy more. Because in all honesty, it is getting hard to walk around in my craft room without stubbing my toe.
I found this board buried in my stash:
I actually would have liked it if it had been in good condition. I love the cute font. But alas, it was totally scratched up, so I knew it would need a makeover. I’ve got an empty space in my entryway, and I decided to use this as part of a grouping. First I had to scrape off all the letters and the magnets. Then I have it a good sanding with my palm sander.
After it was nice and smooth again, I primed it. I don’t usually do this when spray painting, but when you are painting something a lighter color, I recommend it. Since I was painting a black board white, I went with primer. Followed by a couple coats of antique white spray paint.
After that I distressed it with a little black paint. I just used craft paint and rubbed it on really lightly with the tip of my finger. Then I added some vinyl lettering, and voila:
I’ve got a brand new custom vinyl lettering sign. Made from a $1.50 plaque that I bought at the thrift store. How’s that for thrifty decorating?!? Now I just need to finish the rest of the grouping so I can hang it on the wall. But that will have to wait because I am in charge of the family reunion this weekend and I haven’t even bought the food, let alone pack. Yikes!