Thrifted Box Sign & Candleholder to Farmhouse Decor

April 17, 2018

 I just recently purchased this Primitives by Kathy  friends box sign at the thrift shop.  

The candle holder on the right was once a thrift shop purchase that has been painted quite a while ago but 
is being reused.

The box sign was attached to the top of the candle stick with a screw and washer.

Pre-drill the holes!

 I ended up adding a another hunk of candle-holder base from my stash to the bottom.  

I just felt the piece was a little too tippy.

So now this additional candle stick base with a LARGE hole (probably from a project fail) is added to the bottom.

I painted my box sign and two candle stick parts with Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.

Chalked is a cheaper version of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Next, I pulled out my favorite stencil, buffalo check, from *Old Sign Stencils.

I stenciled the buffalo checks with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.

This farm animal stencil is from Hobby Lobby.

I love the rooster stencil.

I added it with Ceramcoat acrylic craft paint in black.

I love red buffalo checks and black roosters!

I used my FolkArt Layering Wood Block with Ceramcoat Craft Paint in Walnut Noyer to lightly distress the piece.

I still love the layering block, but continue to learn new tricks with it.  More information on the technique here.

Sometimes I need to touch up after a boo-boo.  

I sealed this piece with a chip brush and Deco Art Creme Wax, 8-Ounce, Clear

Buffalo Check DIY Decor #oldsignstencils #stenciling  #buffalocheck
Fun and easy decor!

Buffalo Check DIY Decor #oldsignstencils #stenciling  #buffalocheck
Add herb looking faux greenery to rustic pots and display along with the pedestal decor.

Buffalo Check & Grain Sack Stripe DIY Decor #oldsignstencils #stenciling #grainsackstripe #buffalocheck
If you aren't a buffalo check fan, add a grain sack stripe with stencils from Old Sign Stencils.

The thrift shop cutting board project is here.

Buffalo Check Farmhouse DIY Decor #oldsignstencils #stenciling #buffalocheck
I love adding red accents to my decor!

Buffalo Check Farmhouse DIY Decor #oldsignstencils #stenciling  #buffalocheck
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Buffalo Check and Rooster Decor
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Love the whole farmhouse style vignette! You have great vision with the buffalo print!


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