Country Metal Fruit Wall Plaques to Rustic Farmhouse EAT Sign

July 14, 2018

They are from the cutesy country decor era!  I had a set of in my kitchen in the 1990's.  I think they were supposed to resemble enamelware lids.

 First I spray painted the three metal fruit plaques with about 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Chiffon Cream,
I then carefully painted the edges with a foam brush and Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.  I love this shade of red.

I carefully distressed the red chalky paint with 220 grit sandpaper.

I stenciled e-a-t on the plaques with Kaisercraft IT908 Lowercase Stencil, and Ceramcoat black craft paint.

Besides painting and stenciling the metal fruit plaques, I also pulled out one of my Menard's 1" x 6" x 6' rough sawn fence panels,

AND Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator.

I brushed on one coat. 

Look at the rich gray hue with some rusty brown as well!

I like this product!

Upcycled Metal Garage Sale Plaques to Rustic EAT Sign
I also gave my black lowercase letter stencils a light cross hatch sanding, and then sealed the plaques with two coats of Krylon Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish

Then I simply added the metal plaques to a 23" board, cut from my 6' rough sawn fence board, with small screws.

A sawtooth hanger was added to the back for hanging.

Upcycled Metal Garage Sale Plaques to Rustic EAT Sign
I think my new sign has rustic farmhouse style.  

I like pops of red in my farmhouse kitchen.

Upcycled Metal Garage Sale Plaques to Rustic EAT Sign
It's just amazing what can be put together from thrifted/garage sale finds and paint and stencils!

Upcycled Metal Garage Sale Plaques to Rustic EAT Sign

Other projects created using rough sawn fence boards:
Barnwood Frame & Stenciled Wall Bin

DIY Rustic Wood/Galvanized Wall Planters

Ho Ho Ho DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Sign

Wooden Spoon & Fork Farmhouse Style Wall Art
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. This is so clever and great looking. I adore the weathered wood background for these three cute trays. Way to go!

  2. Great project, wonderful to re-use the plaques in a new way!


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