Make these simple kitchen signs out of old thrifted wall decor! Made easy with free graphics and a Silhouette Cameo!
Remember this $3 pair (for both!) from my latest haul??
Well, they got a brand new look … and are no longer a pair.
They are from my haul #4 here…
It looks like I have just 6 things left on this one…yippee!
I thought I’d keep these as a pair but thought why? I don’t need to so didn’t.
Instead, I decided to make kitchen signs, two different ones. AND…I’m gifting them to TWO lucky winners soon. (I will do it at the same time but have two names drawn for that giveaway)
These were super simple to do, I simply created the graphics (that you can download if you are a subscriber here) and cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo.
(want to know how to import your own designs into your Silhouette? Check out this post/video, here)
Don’t have a Silhouette machine, no problem. You can still transfer these images and make these signs. Check out this post to see the other ways I make signs without any fancy equipment. >>> How To Transfer Images
and … “eat, pray, love”.
I have done another eat, pray, love sign in the past. I did that one on a clear piece of glass, you can see it >>> here.
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I decided to hand paint these instead of using spray paint like I have been so much lately.
I used my favorite chalk-style paint in white, it can be found, here.
I did several coats sanding in between to get them nice and smooth. Chalk style paint can leave brush marks.
You can counteract that by thinning the paint some and/or sanding in between coats and the final coat.
Want to know more about chalk painting things? Check out this post, here.
Next, I cut out the graphics I created in my Silhouette. (linked further above)
I pulled out all the letters to create a stencil with the vinyl, then attached it to my board.
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Then I taped them up well because this is where I decided to use spray paint instead of rolling on the paint with a small roller like usual.
I did it all backward today!! haha
Next, I used a flat black spray paint and sprayed several thin coats, drying in between.
And then this is what it will look like. Be sure to tape it up well because you’d be surprised at how the overspray from the paint can seep into places. (ask me how I know ;) )
Then carefully pull the vinyl off. You can see that I made sure to transfer the small inside pieces of vinyl too when I attached it to the board. (inside the “e”, “o”, etc) I will pull those out next.
But do you see the little bit of overspray there above the “v”? Yep, had to go back and fix that…which involved a bit of fine sandpaper and about 3 seconds of work. Ha…easy but the location made it so. But that’s what I mean about making sure you don’t have any gaps when you spray paint.
I will usually lightly sand to “distress” the lettering but decided to keep them clean and crisp this time instead.
I gave them both several coats of a matte topcoat, you can find it >>> here.
And done! Simple kitchen signs.
My little garlic container is currently unavailable but >>> this one is very similar and super cute too.
The wood tray can be found >>> here.
Love my S&P grinder set, it can be found >>> here.
And one of my favorite olive oils, yummy >>> here.
You can do this. The Silhouette makes it so easy. Plus, it opens up the doors to all kinds of creativity.
The skies truly the limit.
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Don’t forget, I’m giving these away next week. And the butterfly box too.
So stay tuned for that!
Missed any of the rest of the haul’s makeovers? Check them out here:
- Pink Rose Tray Makeover (with Prima transfers)
- Aqua Plant Stand Makeover
- Dog Toy Basket (personalized)
- How To Make Orange Wood Look Bleached (end table)
- French Flower Tub
- Butterfly Box
- Kitchen Signs ( you are here!)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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