Thrift Shop Makeover of Dated Wall Art With Shaker Pegs

December 19, 2019
 I purchased this framed fabric wall art with shaker pegs at the thrift shop this week for $6.

Besides having a water stain, it's just pretty tired and needs a makeover!

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

 My first step was to remove the fabric from hardboard.  It was loaded with staples to remove.

Next I gave the hardboard and the wood frame a good cleaning.

 I debated whether to remove the shaker pegs and use other hooks (maybe not as many), or not.

I ended up keeping all the pegs.

Next I painted the wood frame and shaker pegs with two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR.  

After the paint was dry I distressed the frame and pegs lightly with 220 grit sandpaper.

I traced the hardboard onto a piece of HeatnBond UltraHold Iron-On Adhesive.  

I laid my fabric out on the bias or diagonal and placed the Heat N Bond rectangle on top.  (Refer to Heat N Bond directions on packaging)

I ironed my fabric before adding the Heat N Bond and tried my hardest to make sure the fabric pattern was even and not stretched in any areas. 

I was successful.  The fabric is smooth and plaid is even.

Next I prepared to stencil the fabric.  The paper backing is still on my fabric.

The *Old Sign Stencils SKI Lodge stencil fit the fabric rectangle perfectly.

I centered the stencil on the fabric rectangle, taped it down with blue painter's tape, and pounced on the words using Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain.  After the stenciling was dry, I pounced on a second coat of paint.  (the first coat soaked in a bit.)

All prices on the Old Sign Stencils's website are listed in Canadian currency.  A handy currency conversion link is provided for your convenience.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Next I removed the paper Heat N Bond backing from my fabric. The Heat N Bond keeps the fabric from wrinkling, fraying, and gives it body.

I also brushed a pretty thick coat of Mod Podge Waterbase Matte Sealer onto my hardboard.   I then placed my buffalo check/stenciled fabric rectangle onto the Mod Podge, with the Heat N Bond glue side down.  

The hardboard was nailed back onto the frame back, and sawtooth hangers were added for hanging.

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Before I waxed my project, I pounced on four small snowflakes from my*Old Sign Stencils Winter Graphics stencil, again using Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.

I waxed the painted wood with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.  You can apply the wax with a either a rag or wax brush.

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My Ski Lodge sign/hooks fits easily into a winter vignette!

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Don't be afraid of dated thrift shop decor!  It might just need a makeover!

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  1. Carlene,
    Your Ski Lodge sign is just GORGEOUS! Fantabulous! Charming. I love it. and the snowflakes add such a touch of winter and what a ski lodge is all about. Love the whole piece! I hope you make some of your signs to sell!

    1. Thanks so much Barb! I only make one of everything, and I hate the shipping!


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