Thrift Shop Wooden Picture to Trendy Minnesota State Decor


 I purchased this little wooden picture at the thrift shop recently.  

This is the back.  The picture is made from vertical slats joined by two more horizontal slats.

I thought the little wooden picture has some upcycling potential.





 First I gave the top and ends of the slats a coat of Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Latex in Flat Black.

I then brushed on two coats of Waverly Mineral Paint in Celery.

The paint is available at Walmart stores or online.

I then used 150 grit sand paper to lightly distress the celery paint on the edges of the slats and ends of the slats to reveal the black base coat.

I purchased a stencil packet at Michael's from Artminds.  It's a great package with lots of great paper design stencils, a good way to increase your stencil inventory!

I centered the arrow diagonally between the corners.

I stenciled the arrow with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Light Ivory.

I added another arrow pointing left.

I also purchased a small packet of US State stencils at Michael's.  It seems like home state decor is quite trendy.

The stencils I used for the directional letters were purchased at Walmart.

Thrift Shop Wooden Picture to Trendy Minnesota State Decor organizedclutter.net
To seal the sign, I brushed on a coat of Varathane Interior Crystal Clear Water-Based Polyurethane Satin Finish.  You could also use a spray sealer like Krylon Matte Satin Finish Spray or even the wax recommended by Waverly.

Thrift Shop Wooden Picture to Trendy Minnesota State Decor organizedclutter.net
With a decent stencil inventory you can easily update thrift shop items, make signs, and decorate pillows.  I love to mix and match various stencils to create more options.

Thrift Shop Wooden Picture to Trendy Minnesota State Decor organizedclutter.net


Other rummage sale or thrift shop purchases I have upcycled as signs include:
Dated Wooden Flag Sign to Rust Cabin Sign organizedclutter.net

Thrift Shop Frame to Framed Antiques Sign organizedclutter.net

Thrift Shop Clock Face to Stenciled Mandal Sign organizedclutter.net








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3 comments:

  1. That turned out great, Carlene! I am always on the lookout for wood pieces like that!

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  2. Your wooden sign looks great!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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