Thursday, May 3, 2012

Remaking A Sign

I found these signs at Christmas Tree Shop on clearance from $4.99 to $2.49.

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I’ve been wanting to do a sign over a doorway and I thought these would make for a nice base ~ remade, of course!

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I decided to do one for me and have it say Pantry and I offered one to my daughter and she said she would like hers to say Powder Room {I’ll show that one in a separate post}.   I decided to try out the new French Linen {ASCP} paint I just picked up recently and my mix of plaster of paris and white paint for the inset.

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I used some graphite paper and printed up the word in a font I liked.  I had to do some taping together because the font was too big for one piece of paper.  This font is called Precious and this is a font size of 275.  My daughter liked the same font but her font size is 250.

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Lots of fun dealing with the curlicues involved in this font! Of course, I had to pick one of the most detailed fonts!  I went over it with a pencil first and then went over the transfer with a black paint pen {fine tip}. 

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I filled it in with the paint pen as well, but then went over it again with some black craft paint and a small brush.

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Since I am such a shaky person {another reason this probably wasn’t a good project for me}, to help blend any lines better, I decided to sand over the wording and the frame portion.

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It’s a little hard to see in the pictures, but I think it gives it a more aged look.   You can probably see the sanding better in some close ups.

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I am loving my new Pantry sign, which will be going here.

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I plan on getting the paint for this area next week and hope to remove stuff from the walls and do any spackling first.  I’ve chosen a very light color to help brighten this area up since there is no window on this side of our condo.   And that will be a whole other post!

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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage 

14 comments:

Judy said...

Great idea remaking those signs. I love the idea of having one over the pantry. I'm sure your daughter's sign is gorgeous as well.

The French Hutch said...

What a creative make over with the signs. I like the idea and love the new signs. Lovely!
Thanks for sharing this tutorial too.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Tutti Chic said...

x-mas tree shop is the best for finds sometimes! love the way you are remaking them! :) chris

Shelia said...

Oh, how cute and aren't you the smartest little one redoing the signs!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Debbiedoo's said...

Those are so cute Kathy! I love signs too.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Good thing I love you painting over a Yellow Finch like that, girl!

I promise to tell those who rest here.

Hahaha!

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! I like N's powder room font too.

J

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love that font, but if I used it I would skip my coffee LOL! I think youo did great, I love using a paint pen, I have had more success with that than a paint brush

Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat idea...it turned out really nice! I like that you sanded it. Very pretty!

XO,
Jane

Jamie said...

I really like your new sign! The font is so pretty. Can't wait to see a pic of it hanging up! ~ Jamie

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a great find and idea you put to work here Kathy! The sign turned out so cute. Love that font.

Patti said...

Great idea and great price, too....and What the heck does "Makes Our House" mean?

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Fancy! I love your new sign.

Dee

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great idea!!...as always Kathy...Looks great!

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