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How To Make A Modern Sign From A Thrift Store Find

Pick up a wood sign at a thrift store, or use a piece of scrap wood to make a DIY wood sign with sentiment of your choice.

 

Hello and welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Challenge where over 25 bloggers share thrift store makeovers. If you’ve visited here recently, you know I have a new craft room for the first time ever.

This was the perfect opportunity to Make A Modern Sign From A Thrift Store Find.  A big thank you to Amanda from Domestically Creative for hosting this blog hop.

I seriously look forward to it every month! Let’s get to the details of this modern sign.

I received product from DecoArt used in this post, however all opinions are 100% mine. This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please see my full disclosure here.

 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Denise | My Thrifty House – Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister – Habiba | Craftify My Love

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

I found this perfectly lovely name sign at the Thrift Store for $2.99 PLUS 50% off. The problem was my last name isn’t Medina. So rather than use scrap wood to make a sign, I decided to makeover this one.

For $1.50 you can’t go wrong! That is why I love thrifting so much. You never know what you will find. Wait until you see the Spring dishes I found for a Spring Tablescape coming up in a couple of weeks!

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How To Make A Modern Sign From A Thrift Store Find

Supplies

As my Craft Room has a pink and gold theme, I decided to go with a white base with gold lettering. First I gave the sign a good cleaning and then painted it with two coats of the premium paint, letting it dry in between coats. This premium paint has great coverage.

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I probably could have gone with just one coat, but I wanted to ensure the wording did not show at all.

Next, I used lowercase stencils with the same gold metallic paint that was used throughout my craft room to stencil the words #blogger onto the sign. 

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 How To Make A Modern Sign From A Thrift Store Find Our Crafty Mom #woodsign #upcycled #thriftstore
 
 
How To Make A Modern Sign From A Thrift Store Find Our Crafty Mom #woodsign #upcycled #thriftstore

 

This was a very simple project and for a couple of dollars you can’t beat it! I hung it up in the craft room so it is visible right when I walk in the room. It definitely makes me smile.

I hope you will visit the other bloggers. They always share the coolest projects! Enjoy!

**PIN FOR LATER**

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Angela @ Simply Beautiful By Angela

Monday 26th of February 2018

This turned out super cute--love the phrase that you chose to put on it haha ;)

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Thank you Angela. I really wanted to include the #. I'm kind of obsessed with Instagram and # are key, right? Have a great day!

Habiba

Monday 26th of February 2018

Michelle, I am in LOVE with your #blogger sign. I sure could use one for my craft room. I guess I will have to make one soon ;-)

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

You should definitely make one. It makes me smile when I walk in the craft room. Have a great day!

Debrashoppeno5

Saturday 24th of February 2018

The hashtag is a nice touch. The sign looks perfect in your newly decorated craft room.

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

I definitely wanted the # and was determined to find stencils that included one. Leave it to Martha Stewart to have a set, lol! Have a great day.

DIY Home Sweet Home

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

It turned out great!!

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Thanks so much! Have a great day!

Shirley Wood

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Nope, you cannot beat $1.50! This is no doubt one of my favorite times of the month! So much inspiration. LOVE your new sign and especially that you used the hashtag!

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

So true Shirley. I couldn't pass up that price and they had several different sizes. Have a great day!