Thrift Shop Makeover: Tavern Sign Upcycled Photo Display

August 20, 2014
The tavern sign was a $2 thrift shop purpose.  I thought it had definite possibilities with the trim and pediment.

 I scrubbed it up and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  I also attached a binder clip with a screw, just below the trim.

I cut a piece of bead board 5 x 7 inches and painted it French Linen.

 I nailed the bead board onto the sign just below the clip.  

After sanding, distressing and waxing, the old sign looked like this.  I also added a wood applique from Hobby Lobby.

Isn't this more fun than an old frame?
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh my goodness! You are so creative! And your little darlin's are just beautiful!

  2. I just love this kind of project...taking unwanted junk from the thrift store and giving it beautiful new life! Wonderful project for displaying photos of those cutie patooties! Great job, Carlene!

  3. This is so wonderful now, Carlene! Love the added touch of the bead board and the applique!

  4. Those kids are just too cute........and your project is outstanding!!!

  5. I would have to agree with you. It has most definite potential my friend. LOVE IT and $2 can't get much better than that. XOXOX Have a blessed rest of the week .

  6. By the way the finished product...PRESH !!!!

  7. Way more fun than a new frame, for sure!! And those 2 cuties are adorable!!

  8. You're right - absolutely perfect! And the kiddies are darling:)


  9. Your junk is the best... such a darling picture too!

  10. Carlene,
    This is so great. You my dear are so creative. Love the colors your chose too. Very sweet pic of the kids.


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