Good Tuesday morning, everyone, and welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday. And welcome all of you visiting from Life in Grace’s Painted Wood is Pretty party!
(To those of you who expected me to be here yesterday, I apologize. Had to take a sick day.)
I didn’t even have to SHOP at the Goodwill or even a garage sale for today’s trashy treasure. I shopped the BASEMENT, specifically my husband’s stash of wood scraps. He loves woodworking, and I love WOOD TRASH, what a match made in heaven!
I have literally gone ON AND ON about my love for the letter “B”, but I honestly LOVE the entire alphabet, and use typography throughout my home. There are good deals to be had on lettered signs in most home decor stores, but, you know me, I don’t just want a GOOD deal, I want a FREE DEAL. And, if I can make something beautiful out of something that would otherwise be thrown away, well, then I’m positively GIDDY.
Leftover wood is perfect for signs. It’s already straight, and since I’m CROOKED, I appreciate that. It’s lightweight, and easy to hang. And, wood loves spray paint. I can identify with that too.
This sign was made out of a piece of scrap plywood, and hangs above the window in the dining area of our great room. My husband routered the edges. I used a stencil from JoAnn’s for the letters. As you can tell, I didn’t measure very well/at all, so the letters aren’t spaced perfectly. This drives my engineer husband CRAZY.
This sign I used on my table at the business expo last weekend. I thought it would capture attention, and it DID. This is a piece of base moulding that I turned upside down so the flat edge was at the top. I used the same stencil as above.
Some of you may remember this sign, hanging in my kids’ bathroom. This was made from a holiday sign I found at the Goodwill, I just painted over someone else’s design. I made a homemade stencil with Microsoft Word for this project. Check HERE for the directions.
Now it’s TIME TO PARTY! Link up those projects ladies! Please remember to link back to REINVENTED, so that we can spread the love!
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