Galvanized Metal Gather Sign (dollar store & scrap wood!)

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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!)

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

Hello beautiful friends!

First things first… have y’all entered my GIVEAWAY yet??
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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.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

Here’s what I started with.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns
The wood I used was leftover from our DIY faux shiplap project we did in our coastal farmhouse laundry room. (and recently in our master bath remodel)
It was even the perfect size!

But it was a little rough cut.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

So I lightly sanded the edges all the way around to smooth it out and give the corners a bit of a rounded effect.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

 

 

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.
You can see it here >>> How To Dry Brush

Then I sprayed it with a matte sealer.

Once that was dry, I hot glued the metal gather piece to the wood.

Done!

In the family room…

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

I moved it around the house until I found exactly where I wanted to put it.

On our DIY built-in bookcase.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

But this is where I put it…and it stayed. :)

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

Our “coffee bar” (and tea!)
You can read all about the aqua dresser makeover here >>> “Aqua Dresser Coffee Bar

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

I removed the “but first, coffee” sign and replaced it with the metal gather sign for the fall.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

I am so glad I did the white dry brushing on this sweet little sign.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

It adds a nice relaxed, weathered fall sort of feel, I think.

Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

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!
Be sure to follow along with me on INSTAGRAM as I will surely be sharing lots of the weekend (and us! lol) in my stories over there.

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Galvanized Metal Gather Sign - Made out of scrap wood and a dollar store find!! SIMPLE!! artsychicksrule.com #metalgathersign #galvanizedgather #falldecor #fallsigns

This old thing got a brand new look…and I’m sharing it next week!

Beach Sign...easy! artsychicksrule.com #beachsign

Update!! See it now, here!

Have a wonderful week!

xo

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12 Comments

  1. Nancy, this is simple, cute and so charming over the coffee station! Touches like this add so much charm!
    Enjoy autumn!!

  2. LOVE the blue pumpkin!!! Adorable!! Love using old pieces of wood for things..I took the old slats off of an Ikea bed that broke and made shelves out of them and a towel rack too! I did this with an old wardrobe shelf too-made shelves in my kitchen as well. Better to re-use and re-invent I say!!

  3. Love a quick and easy project that looks like a million bucks! Your gather sign is so pretty, Nancy! Inspires me to create a sign for my coffee station in a similar way! Thanks!

  4. Gotta love those easy, inexpensive projects! The dry brushing really adds depth to the wood. Have fun at the conference with Christy!

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