Create a welcoming sign with this “all are welcome here” free graphic I’m sharing! Plus see how I transformed this $3 thrift store find with a brand new look.
One more marked off of my recent haul.
Eight down, only three to go!
Do you know what that means?? It means it’s almost time to take you thrift shopping with me again. :)
If you missed that last “thrift shopping trip” you can see it here (and see all the other goodies I found) >>> Come Thrift Shopping With Me!
And if you missed any of the makeovers I’ve done above, you can see them all here:
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign/Tray
- $3 Wood Bowl Makeover with Paint & Tile
- $8 Ladder Back Chair Makeover (simple wood update!)
- Basket Makeover For Spring (with water based stain)
- Have Courage and Be Kind Table Makeover
- Give The Look Of Patina Gold With Paint
- 3 Thrift Store Upcycles
Okay, first let me say a big thank you for all that emailed me with ideas for this sign. You guys gave me such great ideas and inspiration which really got my mind going. I appreciate it so much.
I decided to kind of do a blend of what you all suggested.
For the “words”, I used the saying that is on our front doormat.
This one… “all are welcome here”…
If you like this mat, you can find the exact one, here.
I think with that saying this can be used at an entrance to your home, in a bathroom, mudroom or guest room.
All Are Welcome Here Upcycled Wall Hook Sign
I’m really happy with how it turned out.
You can hang keys on it, robes, jewelry…whatever!
Here’s how I did it.
I began by painting on 2 coats of white paint. I used this one. (works great and is MUCH cheaper than all the other “chalk style paints”)
As you can see above, I decided to lightly sand the edges to distress a bit…and bring that brown out from underneath.
I like doing that in this instance because it sort of frames the sign.
Here’s the source list and links for all the products I used in this post.
Then I created the graphic on my computer. (free for you to download and use too!)
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Then I cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil.
To do that you just pull out the vinyl letters you cut and use the other portion as a “stencil”. It’s super easy to make your own stencils in the Sillhouette Cameo.
If you don’t own one, I do have other ways you can transfer this graphic though. Check out this post here >>> My Favorite Methods For Transferring Graphics
Next, you just attach the “transfer tape” (be sure to line it up using the lines in the tape), peel off the back of the “stencil” and align it onto your project.
Peel off the transfer tape and paint it in. (I added a piece of painter’s tape where it was close to the white so it wouldn’t get black on it)
I like using a small foam roller instead of brush for this. Works so much better (and quicker).
I peeled off the “stencil”, lightly sanded (once dry) and added a coat of poly to seal it up. I used Varathane, matte, clear and really like it. (it’s linked above)
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But what a different look than how it began, right?
And with that saying, you can pretty much use it in any room.
PIN it to save it!
Oh! Be sure to keep an eye on Instagram today. I’m going thrift shopping with my blogging bestie, Christy, so you might just see a little of our adventure over in my stories today! Stay tuned to see what we can find…and what kinda fun we can get into. ;)
And I’ll see you back here on Tuesday with this…
UPDATE!! See it now, here!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!