Christmas Junk Project Favs Blog Hop

December 17, 2017

Thrift Shop Wooden Letters to Christmas Sign#Christmasjunkfavs #sign #stencil #oldsignstencils #rusticChristmas #buffalocheck
Welcome to the Junkers' United 2017 Christmas Junk Favs Blog Hop!  Join me and four other bloggers as we share our FAVORITE Christmas Junk!

My HO HO HO sign started as a country prim thrift shop find last week.  The letters were connected by wire.

First I cut the wire and took all the letters apart. 

I then gave them two coats of Chalked Light Tint Base Paint Mixed as Vintage Ivory.  Chalked is an Annie Sloan knock off paint made by Rustoleum.  I like the product.

This is a 1" x 6' x 4" Dog Eared Cedar Picket that I purchased locally at Menards.

I cut 18 inches off the bottom of my rough sawn picket, and then stained it with Varathane Stain in Dark Walnut .

I sanded the picket edges and center with 100 grit sandpaper.

Then I pulled out the *Old Sign Stencils Buffalo Check Stencil (my favorite) and stenciled onto the the vintage ivory painted letters with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge,
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Thrift Shop Wooden Letters to Christmas Sign #Christmasjunkfavs #sign #stencil #oldsignstencils #rusticChristmas #buffalocheck
I then sanded the stenciling very lightly with 220 grit sandpaper and faux distressed the edges with FolkArt Layering Wood Block and Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Walnut Noyer

I nailed the letters onto my board, and used the *Old Sign Stencils Winter Graphics Stencil to add two snowflakes to my picket in between the Ho Ho Hos.

I added a sawtooth hanger on the back for hanging.

Thrift Shop Wooden Letters to Christmas Sign#Christmasjunkfavs  #sign #stencil #oldsignstencils #rusticChristmas #buffalocheck
Here's the finished sign that started out with  primitive country style wood letters.

Thrift Shop Wooden Letters to Christmas Sign #Christmasjunkfavs #sign #stencil #oldsignstencils #rusticChristmas #buffalocheck
Here I leaned my sign up against an outside wall on my covered patio.

Now for my favs:

Old Rustic Window Screen Sleigh Rides Sign #Christmasjunkfavs #rusticChristmas  #sign #stencil #oldsignstencils #windowscreen #upcycle #repurposed  #repurpose
My Sleigh Rides rustic Christmas sign started out as a $5 green and torn window screen.  

Thrift Shop Mancala Board Repurposed As Faux Printer Tray Sign #Christmasjunkfavs #sign #mancala #thriftshopmakeover #printertray #printerdrawer #stencil
My faux printers' tray drawer Christmas Sign began as a Goodwill Mancala board purchase.

You Cut Tree Farm Sign with Star Cutout Frame #Christmasjunkfavs #stencil #oldsignstencils #youcuttreefarm #Signs
The Old Sign Stencils You Cut Tree Farm stencil and a flea market frame with star cutout came together in a fun Christmas sign.

I also used the YOU CUT tree farm theme on my covered patio decor, here.

Minnow Bucket Cabin Christmas Decor #stencil #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #rusticChristmas #Christmasjunkfavs
I kicked off my Buffalo Check Christmas decor with this stenciled metal minnow bucket.

Dated Wooden Corner Shelf Repurposed As Christmas Tree #Christmasjunkfavs #repurpose #repurposed #alternativeChristmastree #rusticChristmas
The Christmas shelf tree began life as a wooden corner shelf.  I love this Christmas tree repurpose project.

Thrift Shop Paper Towel Holder to Christmas Shelf Decor #Christmasjunkfavs #stencils #oldsignstencils #plaidshirt #repurpose #repurposed #rusticChristmas
Would you have guessed this was a thrift shop paper towel holder before it became Christmas Decor?

Vintage Child's Folding Chair to Rustic Christmas Decor #Christmasjunkfavs #thriftshop #thriftshopmakeovers #stencil #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #buffalochecks #rusticChristmas
This little chair proves that you can find cool stuff at the thrift shops.  All it needed was some stenciling to become awesome Christmas decor.

Thrift Shop Wooden Salad Plates Repurposed As Rustic Christmas Decor #Christmasjunkfavs #thriftshop #thriftshopmakeovers #stencil #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #buffalochecks #rusticChristmas
Wooden salad plates from the thrift shop were transformed  with paint and stencils.

Thrift Shop Frames Repurposed As Christmas Tree Holder #Christmasjunkfavs #chickenwire #repurpose #frameideas #Christmas #Christmascardholder
Thrift shop frames and chicken wire unite for a fun Christmas tree card holder!

Thrift Shop Spice Rack Repurposed As Christmas Decor #Christmasjunkfavs #stencil #oldsignstencils #plaid #plaidshirt #upcycle #repurpose #rusticChristmas
A thrift shop spice rack, paint and stencils make a great little shelf for a chubby snowman and bottle brush trees!

Thrift Shop Picture Frame Scrabble Tile Tree #Christmasjunkfavs #scrabbletiles #frameideas #alternativeChristmastrees #repurpose
My Scrabble tile framed Christmas tree is my readers' favorite Organized Clutter Christmas project.

Now, please visit my blogging friends to see more JUNKY Christmas FAVS!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. You have inspired me so much to look at thrift store items through the lens of stencils and paint. What fantastic transformations. My favorite...I am not sure I can pick, but I think the spice rack, or the chair, or the ho-ho-ho, or... Merry Christmas Carlene!

  2. It's impossible to pick a fav of yours... there's just no end to your creative take! You just know how to make something standard extraordinary! As for your new project? Makes me question why you aren't out there mass produced instead of all those originals! haha Loved your post!

  3. Oh oh oh, your ho ho ho is cute and I think I love everything you put plaid on. You've just got the knack Carlene. Hope life in the frozen north is wonderful to you in 2018.

  4. Yes, ALL your projects have been awesome! I agree with Funky Junk Interiors and Becky you have inspired blog post is "A Very Merry Thriftmas" I did add a link to this post to show what inspired me this year. Thanks. A very Merry Thriftmas to you too!

  5. I am pretty creative, but your visions really inspire me and delight me! You are one of my favorite blogs!

  6. Love your projects Carlene! Especially love the tree made from frames :)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. So many beautiful projects Carlene! I love them all! How about your lending me a fraction of your creative eye?


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