Thursday, May 3, 2012

Remaking A Sign

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


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


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.


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.


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}. 



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.


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.


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.





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


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!

Linking up with

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage 


DIYbyDesign 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.

The French Hutch

Tutti Chic said...

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

Anonymous 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 ;)

Debbiedoos said...

Those are so cute Kathy! I love signs too.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

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

I promise to tell those who rest here.


Okio B Designs said...

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


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


Blondie's Journal said...

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


Jamie @ Domestically Vintage 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'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 @ Pandoras Box said...

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

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Fancy! I love your new sign.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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

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