Well hello there! If you’re new here, thanks for visiting my page! And if you’re returning, I’m happy to see you again! 😃 My project today is this sign that we had in our home… don’t judge too hard but it was a gift and it just isn’t our type. We are trying not to hold on to stuff that doesn’t bring us joy anymore, and this particular item is in that category. BUT, I didn’t have the heart to throw it out for the fact that is was a gift given with love and so I thought I would give it a makeover and make it fit our style a bit more, along with keeping the exact same message it originally had on it.
Another thing that I thought I would keep was the same color, so I taped off the middle and painted the frame a gold color. I originally brushed a paint on, but ROOKIE MOVE I didn’t sand it so at the end it actually started to peel a bit. So learn from my mistake and just spray paint it ~ the paint sticks so much better this way.
After I brushed the paint on, I didn’t like the look so I spray painted it. And because I had the brushed paint on there, the paint started to peel later on once it tried and I removed the painters tape.
Next, you’re going to want to tape off the frame and paint the base color on it. I chose to go with a dark color so the color of my words would pop and I made the right choice. I used black, but of course you can use whatever color you like. For this part, make sure you spray several light coats so your paint doesn’t run, and also make sure you’re in a well ventilated area. I spray outside whenever possible.
While you’re waiting for your paint to dry, you can cut the message you’d like to display. The one that was on our sign originally was “Love is the Heart of the Home” so I kept that. It’s not really my style but again, the sign was a gift so I wanted to honor that.
Once you have your letters all picked out, make sure that you tape off the edges so you don’t wreck the paint job. Now you’re ready to spray this part! I would first start with a light clear coat to seal off the edges of your words, otherwise the color you choose may bleed into it. One or two coats should suffice.
With spray paint, the key is to use several light coats to avoid drips and runs. And make sure you read the label and spray from the right distance. Once it’s dried, you can start peeling off your vinyl to reveal your work!
NOW, you are ready for the final reveal!
Thanks for stopping in, and stay tuned for my next project!