Outdated thrift store sign

Outdated thrift store sign

If you're looking to decorate on a budget don't overlook the thrift store. I found this outdated wooden sign for $1.50. A little paint and stenciling is all it took to add farmhouse charm to this sign. You could also attach some cute ribbon to the back and hang it on your front door. I made the stencil using my cricut however you could purchase a stencil for this project. The Stencil Smith has so many cute stencils and they have fast shipping!

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  • wood for sign
  • two shades of chalk paint
  • sandpaper
  • stencil
  • stencil brush
  • sealer


Since my wood sign had already been painted I gave it a good sanding wiping down  when finished.

I used black DecoArt chalky finish paint for the first layer of paint. Let dry completely, this will show through when you distress the final coat of paint.

For the final coat of paint I used everlasting DecoArt chalky finish paint.

While the paint was drying I used my cricut to cut a stencil using stencil vinyl. You could buy a stencil for this project. I like to use painters tape around the edge of the stencil. Using a stencil brush to apply the paint in a pouncing motion. Applying light layers helps not have bleed through on your letters. Carefully remove your stencil.

After that dries I use some medium grit sandpaper to distress the edges. Wipe the sign down and use your favorite sealer on your sign after it is completely dry. I used Valspar sealing wax for this step.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this adorable sign makeover!

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