Thursday, January 16, 2014

~thrifty thursday~

I almost walked right by these signs in the thrift store.
But something stopped me in my tracks. No, it wasn't the electric pink, but
it was the "bones" of these signs. Something that reminded me
of Sugarboo Designs, the way they were trimmed out.
So, I swiped them up and walked proudly out of the store!

Here they are in all their bright glory:



Here is what I did to make them a little more me.
First I painted the frame with Annie Sloan COCOA. Then I dry brushed on some grey stain.
Then I painted the inside with Annie Sloans pure white.



Ah, better already!
With Valentines day coming up I thought I'd make these all lovey dovey.

For the first one, I painted on a black X and O and then the word forever in deep red. Sanded the
whole piece down when it was dry to age it, and added a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax to finish it off!



The next one I added a favorite quote. I did this with my handy dandy rubber alphabet
stamps. It's not perfect, but I like the way the letters are a little wonky. What do you think?




And a little side by side action:


Much better wouldn't you say?
Lesson here is, don't pass things like this up, even if the color is burning your eyeballs!

On a personal note, my daughter Savannah is raising money for her relay for life team that she participates in every year. If anyone
would like to donate, even a dollar, pls. click here.

Here is her story:

My Reason to Relay
I relay for everyone who is going through cancer, everyone thats battling cancer at this very moment, and all the survivors out there. Everyday thousands of people loose there life and dont get to celebrate there next birthday. They dont get to see there kids grow up and experience everything amazing as we grow up. My goal is to raise $1,500. My aunt is a survivor and I know many other close family friends who have cancer. Lets end cancer and show it whos in charge. Please donate to my page and help save someones birthday and memories to come.

Thank you!

xoxo

14 comments:

Anna @ A Good Home said...

I love the sign transformation! I can NEVER pass up a good sign, even when it says something like "glamour girl" ;) So easy to fix!

I love seeing you girl's heart for helping others. What a special thing. I have a good friend whose 2 yr old daughter has leukemia, and it makes me crazy happy that there are teenagers like Savannah caring for people they've never met, like little Maci!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

Love these! I may have to be a copycat!

Gloria said...

Your blog gives me such pleasure!! I check almost everyday and you are truely a very talented woman!! I love, love what you did with the signs-so wonderful for valentines. It is such a great thing to see a young lady such as your daughter trying to help with such a great cause. Thanks are sharing all of your great ideas and projects and good luck to your daughter!!

Gloria said...

Your blog gives me such pleasure!! I check almost everyday and you are truely a very talented woman!! I love, love what you did with the signs-so wonderful for valentines. It is such a great thing to see a young lady such as your daughter trying to help with such a great cause. Thanks are sharing all of your great ideas and projects and good luck to your daughter!!

Adina Johnson said...

I love your transformation of the signs. They are definitely much better now. Perfect for a more subtle Valentines Day decor!
Adina @ Simply Country Life

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love them!

Lisa Marie Wells said...

Seriously??? You are so creative!!! So cute!!

Patty Rumaker said...

I love your renovated signs. They are gorgeous!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Robin Johnson said...

Cute. Much better now.

For The Love of Tino said...

I love how the signs turned out now if those were in a store you know they would cost an arm and a leg i'm always up for a good deal or revamp on a thrift store or junk find and I really admire what your daughter is doing for the cause it's people like her that give the Survivors and one's still with going treatment the Hope and Faith to keep on Pushing on. I have lost two Aunts and I lost my mother to breast cancer in 2006 she was only 46 and I was only 16 when she passed and I met a lot of people just like your daughter that gave my Mom and Aunts a sense of hope so I can admire what your daughter is doing and May God Bless her with so much for doing what she does!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Those signs are great! I love them so much :) If you get tired of them you can send them my way ;)

Shauna said...

Love the signs! What brand are your alphabet stamps? I can never seem to find ones that are big, but not too big.

Colleen Proctor said...

The signs are cute! Very proud of your daughter as well! I'm a cancer survivor and appreciate everyone who is willing to dedicate their time and energy to help find a cure!

Between You and Me said...

oh goodness….i love these!!!!

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