Today we are talking about repurposing!!
For me, repurposing can come from anywhere. And I do mean anywhere. For this particular project, I used scrap pieces of our porch deck that was tossed in a scrap pile to make a farmhouse style sign for our house!
As I was pouring over this amazing kit I couldn’t help but just crush over the amazing “Market Signs” paper by 7 Gypsies.
With the fresh visions of all that I had just seen in this beautiful kit I walked to the yard to bring something to my husband and my eyes were drawn to our scrap wood pile. Naturally my wheels began to turn on this repurpose challenge!! I love all things vintage and I’m a big fan of a lot of the new farm house trends as well so making a sign like this was just a no brainer for me. Annnddd it was super easy.
So I’m gonna break a few rules here…(you’ll learn I’m a rule breaker LOL) and make this super quick and easy for ya!
One of the scrap pieces were already stained the color of our porch so that was easy. The other two were still unfinished wood, which was good because I wanted to give all three pieces a different look. So I watered down white paint and gave one a white washed look and I did the same with the other one but used a dark grey paint. Once it was all dry I cut out the Market Sign words I liked from the 7 Gypsies papers and Mod Podged them down to the boards and sealed them over the front with an additional coat for extra gloss.
Then on the back I secured all three boards together with another scrap board and nailed them all together.
The longest part was waiting for the Mod Podge to dry! It was an instant gratification project and classy enough for Christmas gifts!