Hello beautiful friends! I’m so excited to be here on a Wednesday! Today I’m joining some very talented ladies for the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series hosted by my lovely friend, Krista from The Happy Housie.
I’m also working through my latest pile of treasures…or as I’m lovingly referring to them as…my yard sale rescue pile. These are several items that I had in my yard sale pile but decided to redo instead of sell at the last minute, as well as a couple of items I tried hard to push onto someone else at my yard sale, but no one would take them home with them lol.
Luckily one of those pieces was perfect for a Summer-inspired makeover!
Today I’m sharing this sign that I picked up at a yard sale for one whole dollar last Summer:
It has just sat and sat in my storage room for the last year and finally, I decided I would just sell it at our yard sale and get it out of the house. Then of course, I decided as I was pricing everything that I should really just keep it and give it a simple redo. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
And that is just what I did!
I used a super simple method that just about anyone can do to turn it into a fun Summer sign:
I knew I could whip it up in a few minutes if I used my silhouette, but since not everyone has access to a fancy cutting machine, I went old school this time to show how easily this can be made without one. If you have Word on your computer, you can totally make this!
- The first thing I did was lightly sand the sign with 220 grit sandpaper and give it a pretty new background color:
Ya’ll know how much I love these lighter coastal blues!
- Next, you’ll need to print your letters in Word. I shared exactly how to do that step-by-step in this post.
- Then you’ll need to cut them out. This sign is 6″ X 30″. I used 550 font size and they fit just right. You may need to print a couple of letters out in different sizes until you get a good fit. These thicker fonts work best.
The font I used here is Britannic.
- I just traced around the letters with a pencil…
If you plan to reuse the letters, you may want to use cardstock instead of regular printer paper.
- Then I painted them in using my DIY chalk paint in Behr’s Bit of Sugar and a couple of smaller brushes. Acrylic craft paint works great as well.
That was after the first coat. I gave it two coats.
- When it was dry, I sanded across the entire surface with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth everything out and sealed with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in Clear.
And that was that. I kept the weathered look of the original border as is.
And it’s okay that the letters aren’t perfect. It’s hand-made!
This is another keeper! It’s already hanging in our kitchen!
I don’t know why it took me so long to do something with it. Now instead of taking up space in my storage room, I have a pretty new piece of decor to welcome Summer!
Looking for more DIY Summer decor inspiration?
Don’t forget my friends are sharing simple Summer projects of their own today! Visit them at the links below!
5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hit Wall at The Happy Housie
Anthro Octopus Knockoff at Craftberry Bush
Summer Activities Tree at The Handmade Home
Easy Ways to Bring Colour Into Your Home for Summer at Tatertots and Jello
Rustic Birdhouse Garden DIY Decor from the Dollar Store at The DIY Mommy
DIY Shell Planter Tutorial at Zevy Joy
Painted Wood Jewelry Dish at Paint Me Pink
DIY Beach Art on a Canvas at Shabbyfufu
DIY Concrete Vase at Place of My Taste
Go Jump in the Lake Sign at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Liberty Burlap Party Banner at She Gave it A Go
Campfire S’Mores Gift Basket Idea at Modern Glam
How to Paint a Concrete Patio at The Turquoise Home
DIY Hanging Garden Trellis at A Pretty Life
DIY Coastal Window Box at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Rainbow Book Art at Life is a Party
DIY Tabletop Marshmallow Roaster at Sincerely, Marie Designs
How to Make a Sign the Easy Way at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Bird House at Seeking Lavender Lane
Simple Botanical Watercolour at Lemon Thistle
DIY S’mores Bar at Clean & Scentsible
That’s another piece checked off the list!
If you missed what I’ve shared so far, you can see them below:
I’ll be back again tomorrow with a fantastic giveaway and I’ll be sharing what I did with the folding chair:
UPDATE: See how cute this chair turned out now HERE!
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