2 Thrift Shop Makeovers with Fusion Mineral Paint, Stencils and Hooks

January 10, 2016
It seems like I haven't blogged for a year, well at least not since last year!  
I finally took out my paints and stencils and got to work on these two thrift shop finds.

I unscrewed the candle cup and shelf from this thrift shop wall candle sconce.  Next I painted it with a jar of complimentary Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin that I had received from the company.  I brushed on two coats.  Fusion Mineral Paint does not require pre-sanding or priming, and it doesn't require a top coat or wax.  

I used the word "COFFEE" from my complimentary *Old Sign Stencils - Homestead Blend Stencil. If you haven't tried stenciling, it's not that hard, I promise.  Just remember to use an almost dry sponge pouncer or stencil brush.  And stenciling is not just for signs!  You can stencil on thrift shop finds and furniture too.  The above link will take you to Funky Junk Interiors stencil product line.  All of Donna's stencils are fun!

 I used black acrylic craft paint in black for my lettering.  I sanded the edges with 100 grit sandpaper and 220 grit on the stenciling.  I added a coat of clear wax to darken the paint a bit, and then added a hook.

I love signs and hooks, so this project is the best of both worlds!

I picked up this unfinished name plaque at a thrift shop also.  I painted it with Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin as well.

Here is the name plaque with a stenciled fleur de lis and a black hook.

I was lucky enough to find some hooks that were 50% off and another 15% with the bag sale at Menards!

It's great to be back blogging!
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Amazing how paint changes a piece! I love the color and the stencils are fun, too!

  2. I love how you take the plain Jane stuff from the thrift store and transform into charming and and useful items.

  3. Very nice, love your color choice.

  4. Love the coffee one especially! The Algonquin color is fab too!


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