Monday, November 5, 2012

Family name sign

I know there are a bunch of you out there that love a good cup of coffee! 
I am one of those people that would drink coffee anytime...as long as I am in good company.
I call myself a "social coffee drinker"
I have had this sign hung in my kitchen for a a year or so, but although I liked the sign, it just looked out of place.
So this is my makeover.
Two coats of HIGH hiding primer.
Carbon copy paper.

 Brush and paint.


Distress (love how it shows some of
the previous colors)


Hang it and done!


Another easy change and no cost project.

Stay Frugal,

21 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your sign turned out great, Daniela. That is what I am working on today too, but a Christmas sign.

Libby said...

I love this family name plate. Another fantastic way that you are personalizing your home. <3 <3

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Daniela!

Karen said...

Your sign looks great, you did a wonderful job.

Kerry said...

A nice re-do! And yes, I love a good cup of coffee too.

Cheyenne said...

I love the previous colors peeking through too---looks great! :)

Leslie Harris said...

Another creative make-over! Looks wonderful.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Kelly said...

That turned out so cute. It's a good idea to recycle something like that into something you like better.

~ Liz ~ said...

Did you just go for it or hem and haw with a lot of back and forth on the decision to paint over it? I would have a hard time deciding to paint over something. It does help if you really don't like it, but if you have an attachment to a piece, even if you don't love it, it can be hard to just go for it. Bravo on taking something that wasn't working and making it so perfectly personal!
Liz

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I love the after sign. You did a great job. I can't believe how well you can free hand paint, especially letters. And, I love where you hung the family name plate sign as well. Great job.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Love a thrifty chick!

Found you through Coastal Charm, and so glad I clicked on your pic!

NanaDiana said...

It looks great, Dani! You did a good job on it- xo Diana

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

I also have some similar decor signs that I had saved to makeover someday...thanks for reminding me! I love cheap DIY wall art!

P.S. Can you tell me how to change my setting so you can reply to email? I fixed that once a long time ago so I'm not sure why it doesn't work and I don't remember how to do it. Thanks!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very cool idea. Instead of getting rid of stuff you don't like anymore just redo it into something you DO like!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what a great idea Daniella.
I have a drawer front I need to do that too for over the front door.
your's looks great ~!

Pamela said...

I LOVE the smell of coffee but just can't drink it. We have a friend who works at Starbucks and she keeps my husband in coffee. He never has to buy it. This week she brought me green tip tea bags. It's a big treat for us to have this.

I love your re-do project. I'll be giving all my wall plaques a lookover to see which one would work the best.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great idea! Your sign looks awesome. I used carbon paper on a fabric sign last year....it's very "old school" isn't it? :) I have several canvas art pieces I'd like to give another life to, hmmmmm.....

Keeping it Cozy said...

Looks great... what a fun makeover!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great!! The friend I do a booth with makes signs, so I've never tried?? You make it look so easy...I bet I have something in my stash to play with...thanks!!

Decora Adora said...

Uauhhhhh a great idea,, I will copy!!!! Whit a fun makeover
Regards

suzyq said...

great job Daniela - nice makeover - and who knows in a year you may change it again lol
xox