September 17, 2012

Trash to Treasure - 1910 Sign

Do you recall the items from Dumpster Diving and Tears? I decided to make a sign out of one of them.

sign, stencil, trash to treasure

I gave it a coat of paint. Just one. This allowed the imperfections to shine through.

sign, scrap, wood

Isn't this thing cool with all it's notches and how you can see all the pieces pressed together?
Anyway, then I added a stencil. I custom mixed the color to a really light, minty green. The color doesn't show up the best in the pics (sorry).

sign, wood, stencil, scrap


sign, wood, stencil, scrap

I picked up house numbers to add 1910 to the sign. 1910 is the year my house was built.

sign, wood, scrap, stencil


I decided then to add burlap to the back to give it some frills. I just cut the fabric with the board on top of it because I didn't want it to be "perfect". This sign is supposed to be old, so I want it to be imperfect.



After cutting the fabric, I pulled some of the threads to give it some fringe and used a staple gun to attach it to the back.


And Voila! A great little sign that takes it's place on my freshly painted dining room wall (see Dining Room Walls - Check! for more on the walls.)

sign, wood, stencil, scrap

sign, wood, scrap, stencil

What do you think? I love it more each time I walk by it and look at it. The dining room is coming along. I have another trash to treasure for you a little later in the week, so please stop back!

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16 comments :

  1. What a great idea. The sign turned out great and the burlap really addes dimension.
    I am joining the newbie party also.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Chrissy

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Chrissy! I just checked out your blog and left another comment there. :) Guess I'm a bit talkative today.

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  3. That looks so good!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html

    Thanks,
    Bobi

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  4. Thanks Bobi! I would love to link up at your linky party! See you there!

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  5. I guess I better go find myself some burlap so I can jump on this trend. Very nice project! I found you through Debbiedoo's.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Shannon! I am so glad you found me! I am loving burlap more and more, you should definitley give it a try!

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  7. What a great idea! I love it. Great job. Your newest follower from the Newbie party. :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! And I'm glad to have you along for the ride!

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  8. I think it's adorable! I'm now a follower.

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  9. Thanks Sherry! And I'm glad you are along for the ride! Welcome!

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  10. It turned out great! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. I will be back Kathryn! Thanks! I love your blog!

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  11. What a great job! I love it. Burlap is so great! Your newest follower from the Newbie party.

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    1. Thanks Tuula! I am so into burlap right now. Where has it been all my life? ha! Thanks for stopping by and coming along for the ride!

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  12. Really cute idea here. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! And thanks so much for stopping by!

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