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

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
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.
I first painted it black then with some soft white paint I already had on hand.
Using my stencils I traced "Welcome" onto the board.
Then I outlined the word with a Sharpie.
And carefully filled it in with a Sharpie brush.
Once the word was done and dry I very lightly distressed the sign around the edges.
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.
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/

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 10, 2015

    LOVE it now! Looks perfect there. Also, looks like you have a gorgeous green view out that window!

    • Amy
      Amy Manassas, VA
      on Jul 10, 2015

      @Hannah V Thank you Hannah!

  • Sandra Crosbie
    Sandra Crosbie Ireland
    on Aug 22, 2015

    Love it. Really looks good.

  • Lisa
    Lisa Canada
    on Aug 22, 2015

    That looks great! I was just admiring some in our local shop and they were $40.00. BTW, what colour is your kitchen wall? I love it.

  • Rebouchage
    Rebouchage France
    on Aug 22, 2015

    This is a very nice addition to you kitchen, well done.

  • Patricia
    Patricia Largo, FL
    on Aug 22, 2015

    Love it,but where do you find a Sharpie Brush...?

    • Sherry Fram
      Sherry Fram Charleston, AR
      on Aug 22, 2015

      @Patricia I have seen them at Hobby Lobby in the paint marker aisle.

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