This metal gather sign made out of a dollar store find and a scrap piece of wood is the perfect addition to your fall decor! (and so simple to make!)
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I hope you had a wonderful fall weekend. It is finally starting to feel like fall around here…most days anyway. ;)
We are getting stray hot days still but mixed in with cooler temps.
I’m feeling like making all the things fall now!
Like this metal gather sign I picked up at the dollar store months ago. All I did was pair it with a scrap piece of “shiplap” wood.
Here’s what I started with.
But it was a little rough cut.
So I lightly sanded the edges all the way around to smooth it out and give the corners a bit of a rounded effect.
First I applied pre-stain wood conditioner.
Then I applied the gel stain.
I let it sit overnight.
Next, I gave it a light dry brush with the white paint and chip brush.
Don’t know how to dry brush? I created a post and video to show just how to do it.
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Then I sprayed it with a matte sealer.
Once that was dry, I hot glued the metal gather piece to the wood.
In the family room…
I moved it around the house until I found exactly where I wanted to put it.
On our DIY built-in bookcase.
But this is where I put it…and it stayed. :)
I removed the “but first, coffee” sign and replaced it with the metal gather sign for the fall.
I am so glad I did the white dry brushing on this sweet little sign.
It adds a nice relaxed, weathered fall sort of feel, I think.
This was another really simple project! I know I say that a lot. But it’s true!
And I also tell you when something is a bear. I’ve had my fair share of those, for sure.
So stop into your local dollar store and see what you can find to make something fun for fall.
As a matter of fact, I need to pop back over to one of ours since it’s been a month or two since I’ve been.
I’m sure there are even more goodies to be had by now. ;)
OH! Christy and I are headed to Texas tomorrow for a blogging conference. We are so excited!
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