Rummage Sale Christmas Decor to Coffee Sign

I purchased this country primitive Christmas "Believe" sign in burgundy with black base last weekend at a garage sale.  I think it was 75 cents.

I first painted the sign with two coats of Decoart Chalky Paint in Old Lace.

Then I distressed the sign with 150 grit sandpaper.  
I then stenciled on the word "Coffee" with a stencil from the  Funky Junk Interiors Old Sign Stencil Collection. Who doesn't love coffee decor in a kitchen? 

I used a small bristle stencil brush and black craft paint.  I couldn't tape the stencil down because there was a curve on the base.  I was very careful to hold it down tight with any available fingers on my left hand.  

I received the Old Sign Stencils at a reduced rate for promotion on my blog but all opinions on the stencils are my own.

Upcycled Primitive Christmas Sign with Old Sign Stencils
I then distressed the lettering a bit more and coated the whole project with Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil that I purchased from Amazon.  I find the Hemp Oil easier to use than chalk paint wax.

Upcycled Primitive Christmas Sign with Old Sign Stencils

Upcycled Primitive Christmas Sign with Old Sign Stencils
So don't overlook any tired old signs at the garage sale or thrift shop!  They can be a perfect candidate for a makeover!

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  1. This is fabulous! I love how creative you are - I would never have thought to do what you did what that Christmas sign. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love re-using signs, too...great way to recycle! This turned out great!

  3. How Clever you are !!! You have a knack for looking at things and seeing something else.

  4. I always love your stenciled makeovers! Awesome paint color choice.

  5. I love all your projects - just might get my mojo back! xoxoxo


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