DIY Project | Updating a Dollar Store Find to Farmhouse Style

5 Materials
30 Minutes

I have been picking up some new pieces to add in to my fall decor, but I also like to look at items and

think about how I could update it to better suit my own style.

That is where this project comes in.

I picked up this pumpkin sign at dollar tree for $1.00.

However, I wanted to change it up with a nod to Farmhouse style, and use it in my fall decor this year.

I actually liked the size and the overall look of it, I just thought I could change it up a little to better fit my decor.

I used a piece of buffalo check scrapbook paper and a white charcoal pencil to trace where I wanted it to fit on my sign.

(any pencil will work)

Basically I wanted to cover up the center chalkboard look portion of the sign.

After I cut it out I checked to see if it fit where I wanted and it fit great!

To give it a more finished look and to stand out a bit, I went around the edge of my paper cutout with some black acrylic paint.

Then I painted a layer of modge podge onto the chalkboard portion that I was going to be covering, as well as just around the edges on the back of my paper cutout to adhere it to the sign.

I put it in place and used my fingers to just smooth it out in place.

I wanted to add some floral elements, so I simply cut a few pieces from some floral picks I had and I hot glued them into place.

Here is the finished look!

I am so happy with how this turned out!

It definitely fits in my fall decor now and I hope this project inspires you to think about how you can change some things up to better fit your style when you run across something you kind of like.

(I did make a video if you'd like to see it, please check out my original blog post - also includes a fall decor haul)

Suggested materials:
  • Pumpkin sign   (dollar tree)
  • Modge podge   (craft store)
  • Black acrylic paint   (craft store)
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