Sunday, June 7, 2009

Repurposed sign

I've been looking for something to put over Ava's window, but I haven't had any luck. I don't know about you, but the garage sales around here have been terrible for the last 3 weeks. I think it's due to all the rain...but anyway I haven't found one single good thing!
Until I spied this at Goodwill last week. I was actually there to donate some items, and I thought I would take a quick peek. When I saw this I knew it was the perfect size to go over her window.
Here is the after:
It took a good 3 coats of white spray paint to cover this sucker. There is something about the shape that I really like. I also really like the cracks and crevices; it gives it some character.

I free-handed the letters, painted them, and added a little pastel for depth. I made the posie out of material, kind of like we did here, and then hot-glued them on.
I'm still working on this room but you can see more pictures here or here.
Go to Rhoda's for great yard sale tips and some linky love, and Kimm over at Reinvented for her Tuesday Trash to Treasure.:)
And if you're interested in my give-away, go here.
Happy Monday:)
xo,
Chrissie

17 comments:

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's a great sign that you made your daughter! My 20 yr old daughter has "Child of God" tattooed on her foot in Hebrew.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great sign! I popped over to see your re-do of your daughter's room, you did a great job...it looks beautiful! You are very talented!
Toni

lori vliegen said...

i'll be Ava loves her new sign! it looks so cute...great job!! :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The sign you made for your daughter is lovely! Bravo!

Have a great week,
Tina

Jill said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!! Great job!Love the saying you chose...sweet reminder for your daughter! :)

Miss G said...

This is REALLY great! I love how you did that with the pastels and the flowers added! Great idea! Kelly

Sarah said...

Very cute!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a great reuse of that sign. You did an awesome job & I love the rosettes. So cute!

Joy said...

You did an awesome job on that sign!

the undomesticated wife said...

That's cute!

And wow, your Goodwill has fancy schmancy price tags! ;)

Adrienne said...

hi Chrissie- i was tagged to list 6unimportant things that i love... since you are a favorite blog of mine, i'm tagging you. it was a fun easy list to make (my link is below if you want to see mine). you are suppose to tag 6 other bloggers as well. lots of love, adrienne
http://adrienne-lol.blogspot.com/2009/06/6-things.html

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This looks really pretty! I haven't had much luck with garage sales over on this side of town either. I have been encountering people who think they are opening a boutique in their driveway. High prices!
Great goodwill find.

Have a great day!
Cindy

Wanda said...

You're so creative! I really like your sign!

Jane said...

Super sweet! I like the idea of adding the pastel. I wouldn't have thought of that, but of course way up there it won't get smudged.

Melissa said...

So cute. I wouldn't be able to do such a good job at free hand.

Monica said...

I've seen those wooden signs at Goodwill too and that is such a good idea!Makes a great gift too!

Life with Kaishon said...

Very cool!