One of the benefits of doing furniture makeovers is the leftover bits…..some are just rubbish but sometimes you can take something that would otherwise go to the junk pile and make it into something beautiful instead. As you know I have a slight addiction to typographical art and after making this DIY Vintage Sign for my Easter decor this year I fell in love with having this new splash of colour in my kitchen. It would be kinda weird for me to continue having an Easter Sign up after Easter, so while I loved it, it had to go. Now my kitchen was sad and bereft of colour. So I figured I would make another sign to bring the colour back! I didn’t actually have a budget for the wood I would need for the sign so I went foraging in the shed and came up with this mirror I had removed from this dresser.
I removed the mirror and the side supports and was left with a backing board and a frame, perfect for a sign.
The design I created was inspired by this sign I pinned a while ago, I liked the wording but the overall design was a little retro for my liking so I created my own version using Photoshop. If you want to make one yourself I have the design for you to download. DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE HERE
I painted the backboard white.
Next I used my trusted transfer technique to transfer the design I created onto the backboard (I enlarged my design when printing so it would fit the backboard). The technique I use is the same one I outlined in this tutorial. It is quite simple.
Once I have my outline I hand paint all the details, I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Laurentien, Ceramic & Milk Paint in Marigold Yellow.
I lightly distressed it once all the paint was dry to give it a more vintage/aged look and I stained the wood frame a darker colour as the orange colour wasn’t doing anything for me!
I think that it adds a lot more colour to this little corner now! If you missed the tutorial on how I created the Upcycled Utensil Holder then head over here. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.
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