The Sign I Just Had To Have! | The Interior Frugalista: The Sign I Just Had To Have!
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August 7, 2013

The Sign I Just Had To Have!

So I was shopping the other day when I came upon this cool sign that would be perfect for my Outdoor Bar/Potting Bench. I was so excited until I flipped it over and saw the price tag.  Ah No!  So I did what every determined DIYer does, I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture!

When we got home I didn't even put my purse down before I was rummaging through the scrap wood pile. Score!

I gave it a light sand to clean it up a bit from having been sitting outside for over a year.

Drilled a couple of holes for the hanger and gave it a couple of coats of chalk paint in Old White.

I had these vinyl letters leftover from my Welcome Sign project.  Dang, I was short one "small o" and two "capital G's".  Determined this sign was going to cost me zero...noth'n...zilch...I turned a capital O into a small o and made due with small g's.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Yeah I know the small g's should be lower but I decided nah, not on my sign! Next I applied a couple coats of watered down red paint leftover from the outdoor bar/potting bench build. I let it dry until it was no longer tacky to the touch and with a craft knife carefully removed the vinyl letters.

I wanted this sign to look aged and worn so I was thrilled when some of the letters didn't transfer perfectly and bled a bit.  I then sanded over the entire sign to wear off some of the red paint.  Next I applied a coat of poly followed by some Dark soft wax getting into the cracks and wiping away the excess.  I followed that up with another coat of poly.  Last but not least I strung some twine through the holes and she was ready to hang.

So which one would you choose?

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