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Found This Sign at the Dump...turned It Into Something "Welcoming."

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Instead of letting this sign be tossed out at the dump I took it, repainted it and added "Welcome" to the sign and now it hangs above my kitchen sink to welcome all who come to our home.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
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While on a trip to our local dump, to dispose of yard clippings, I saw this sign laying at the outside of a huge dumpster. Not having the heart to let it sit in a landfill I figured I could put it to use.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
I first painted it black then with some soft white paint I already had on hand.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
Using my stencils I traced "Welcome" onto the board.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
Then I outlined the word with a Sharpie.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
And carefully filled it in with a Sharpie brush.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
Once the word was done and dry I very lightly distressed the sign around the edges.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
Now I have a lovely sign that when my guests come down the hallway from the front door into the kitchen this is the first thing they see.
  • upcycled welcome sign, crafts, how to
It was a win-win situation. I created a lovely sign that costs me NOTHING and that's one less item sitting in the landfill.

To see more: http://sweetnsourgumballs.com/2015/07/diy-welcome-sign/

Got a question about this project?

  • Linda
    Linda Syracuse, NY

    Rescue some pallet boards, y'all .. and have at it with this great idea. Put your name on it, stencil on garden flowers, make one for your kid's room, do w wine theme .... endless possibilities.

  • Sarah Tabor
    Sarah Tabor Whitney, TX

    Very nice!

  • Julie S
    Julie S Ocean City, NJ

    Love it. But why didn't you just use a stencil brush and paint?

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Litchfield, MN

    very nice; this year, I also added signs to my kitchen walls; adds so much interest

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Lebanon, MO

    Looks great! Never pass up a "good 'un!"

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