Thrifted Perpetual Calendar Repurposed As A Letter Board Bible Verse Sign

April 02, 2021

 Photo of thrifted wooden country perpetual calendar

 I found this wooden, perpetual calendar at a Goodwill shop in the Twin Cities.  Hand painted wood pieces for the months, holidays, and weekdays are in the baggie.

I just repurposed it for the second time, because the truth being told, the first project was not very popular on my blog or Pinterest.  I couldn't sell it either.

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Details from both projects follow:
Photo of perpetual calendar ready to paint
 I removed the top three wood sliders.

The third long slider was warped and the day pieces did not slide in very easily.  My husband straightened it out, and added another nail.

Photo of perpetual calendar being painted white
After wiping the calendar down with hot, soapy, Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag, I brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.  I used a sponge brush.

I then lightly distressed the calendar's edges with 100 grit sandpaper.

Photo of a galvanized Cross

I found this galvanized metal Cross at Hobby Lobby. The Crosses are no longer available online but may still be in stock at the stores.

Goodwill Wooden Perpetual Calendar Repurposed As Farmhouse Style Wall Hymn Board #goodwill #thriftshopmakeover #Repurpose #upcycle #dixiebellepaint #Hymnboard
After waxing the calendar with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear, the Cross was nailed onto the top, center of the calendar.

This is how project one ended up!  It was a wall hymnal board, like at church, where you could see the day's hymnal pages.  I used to look in the hymnal right away to see if we would be singing any of my favorites. 

Project two begins here:
Photo of wooden squares being painted white
I removed the square wooden numbers from the board, and painted them with more Dixie Belle Paint in Drop Cloth.

Photo of wooden squares painted white
I pulled out my one inch Momenta Adhesive Alphabet Stencils.  I don't think this stencil set is available any longer.

Photo of oak backs of wooden squares
I also painted the backs of the number squares.

Photo of wooden squares being stenciled
I centered the stencils on my squares and swirled on Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar using a fine tip stencil brush.

Photo of stenciled square letters
I stenciled letters on both sides.

Photo of Bible verse letter board
Thrifted perpetual wooden calendar project two became a letter board.

Photo of Bible verse letter board
Not just any letter board,

Photo of Bible verse letter board
A Bible verse letter board!

Photo of Bible verse letter board
I have more numbers to paint and stencil for more options!

Thanks for visiting! Have a Blessed Easter!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. This is darling,as well as practical and useful.Enjoy your posts. Have a Blessed Easter weekend.


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