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Altered Fall Sign

Ok, I admit that last time I blogged I was supposed to give you a real repurpose and I didn’t really do that.  Today I’m repurposing an old sign I had in my garage that I wan’t loving…one from the Dollar Tree at that and making it into something that I love now and will happily hang on my door!

First I removed all the elements before I began painting it.  (You can see the before and the process in the video below).  I made it very classic and kinda farmhouse-ish by gessoing it first then giving it a crisp coat of of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  Then using a ruler I lightly drew some pencil lines to make it look like wooden boards.  I came back over the lines with “Grunge” Haute Mess acrylic paint and a fine brush, making sort of rough and imperfect lines.  Next I used foam letter stamps and using the same “Grunge” paint I stamped the word “Thanks” on to the top burlap section of the sign.  I then freehand painted the word “Thanks” in the Haute Mess “Bad and Tatted” acrylic paint.  Finally I glued it all back together and distressed the edges with some black paint.  I added a black letter “S” that I found at the craft store to personalize it for our family.  It’s the perfect timeless addition to our home that I know we will use year after year now!

Click here for the process video!

Thanks for joining us today!

 

Enchanted Steampunk Wreath

Hey everyone and good Tuesday to ya!  Today I’m getting into some a little home decor DIYing!  This little steampunked beauty has been in my brain for a while so I’m thrilled to finally see it through.  I made a little process video for you so you can see the process as I made it.  Take a peek!

Basically I coated a Dollar Tree vine wreath with a coat of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess paint and then accented the crevices with a bit of watered down paint in “Distortion” and “Million Dollar Baby”.  I then added Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel and allowed it to dry fully before rubbing on a bit of “Drama Queen” and then an acrylic metallic copper to accent.  Next I painted some chipboard pieces from A Vintage Girl as my accent pieces (rubbing with an acrylic metallic ) glued them on the wreath.  I also tucked in some reindeer moss in the cracks and secured with glue then finished it off with a ribbon for hanging.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Paint “C-Note”
Haute Mess Paint “Million Dollar Baby”
Haute Mess Paint “Distortion”
Haute Mess Paint “Fallen Angel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
A Vintage Girl Chipboard
Metallic Copper Acrylic Paint
Reindeer Moss

Repurpose – Farmhouse Sign

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!