A New Sign from a Curbside Find

Hi lovely Friends!

I was yard saling this Spring and from a mile away as I was nearing one particular yard sale, I spotted a trash pile on the curb. It was mostly old yard decor, but I also spied a few decent pieces of wood. Now how sad is it that I would be more interested in what these nice people were throwing away than what they were selling? I asked if it would be okay if I took the wood, and of course they were so nice about it, but it’s much easier to take someone’s trash when they’re not sitting there watching you ha ha!  No shame here. 🙂

Here is one of the pieces I snatched:


I figured I’d turn it into some kind of sign eventually.

And that’s just what I did!

All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

I got the idea for this sign when I was in Kohl’s the other day. We were having my son’s iPad screen replaced and it was going to take an hour, so we strolled through the mall. I haven’t done that in ages!

Anyway, Kohl’s had a sign with this sentiment on it and I just loved it! However it was $40. Um no thank you. I knew I could make one for free, so I left it behind.

All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

Have you ever made a sign before? It’s not too hard at all.

I started by cutting my wood to the size I wanted, then gave it a couple of coats of white latex paint.


Next I created my text in Photoshop Elements. These fonts are Felix Titling and Bickham Script. Then I printed it out in the reverse and lined it up:

How to transfer text to make a sign.

Then I took a pencil and rubbed it over the letters on the back…

How to transfer text to make a sign.

and it transferred the ink to my board:

How to transfer text to make a sign.

I painted it in with black acrylic paint using a script brush from Michaels.

After I let it dry overnight, I sanded the surface lightly to remove any raised areas. Then I waxed it to seal it. You could use a spray acrylic sealer instead, I was fresh out.

All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

The brush makes ALL the difference! You can see more about how to transfer images here.

All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find


All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

This Thursday is our Décor Enthusiast’s decorating challenge and it’s all about gallery walls.

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I knew right away that I wanted to create a gallery wall above our bed, and I thought this sign would be a perfect addition!

Here’s a sneak peek of it in my gallery wall:


All of Me Loves All of You sign created from a curbside find

You’ll have to come back Thursday to see it all.  I tried to make it meaningful without spending a lot of money. Using other people’s trash helped. 🙂

UPDATE: Here you go…you can see how it turned out here right now!






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  1. Sue Farmer says:

    You’re the best at “Trash to Treasure” for sure!! Love it

  2. Trash.. love it!

  3. That is gorgeous! Love it and probably looks better than Kohls! 🙂

  4. Absolutely beautiful!! I have what might be a remedial question though: how do you print in reverse? 🙂

  5. Nanette says:

    Thank you for the transfer info Christy; great timing! I will soon be transferring images on an outside table (for the first time) and your tutorial by far looks like the easiest!

  6. Love it!

  7. This is one of my favorites ~ and I love the song too!

  8. Heather J says:

    Love this and this song! Song writer is our hometown hero:) John Legend:) I am trying this method. This is gorgeous:)

  9. Love it! What a simple but classy project. You are very gifted, thank you for sharing your craftyness with us!

  10. Love it!!! You have a good eye for trash!!!…….I mean that in a good way!!!!

  11. Love this & I’m always following your fab. page.
    I can’t for the life of me figure out how to flip print on my computer. I have Adobe Photo shop Elements 9.
    Is that your program? Can you tell me how to do it? or just send me a copy of it already done? I’d really appreciate any help.

  12. I just saw this same saying today at Hobby Lobby and loved it too. I love not only your sign but the price of it!

    • Thanks, Terry…you can’t beat free! Several people mentioned that they loved that song, but I hadn’t heard of it before. I looked it up and it’s actually quite lovely. Maybe that’s where that saying comes from, and why we’re seeing it in a couple different places? I just thought the sentiment was so sweet. 🙂

  13. I love your sign and the price tag. You are such an inspiration to me. I so look forward to receiving your emails and seeing all of your latest projects.

  14. Love this! What a great find and what sweet words! Love that song. 🙂

  15. Homemade signs look so much better than store bought! Did you use a laser or jet printer? Looks great!

  16. love it! what font did you use? i would love to recreate on my sillouette.

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