“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonard Da Vinci
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DIY FARMHOUSE PLAQUE
I adore a simple project.
I also adore a thrift store upcycle.
Guess what? We are not alone.
Today, we are joining some blogging friends to turn a thrift store find into something new.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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While out thrifting, I found this little plaque that had a piece of paper mod podged to it. It was 50 cents so I got it since the little plaques at the store are $3-4 each.
After I tore the paper off, I just needed to decide what to make.
SUPPLIES – DIY FARMHOUSE PLAQUE
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- Course Sand Paper
- Wood Stain, if you are using a natural wood plaque
- White Paint, tester samples work great for these projects
- Foam brush
- Paper Towel
- Small Wreath, Candle or Napkin Rings
- Thumb Tack
- Picture Hanger, if needed
- As I mentioned, I needed to sand mine to get an even surface. If you are using a plain plaque, you will want to stain it first, and then proceed.
- Taking a foam brush and a paper towel, brush on some white paint, and wipe it down so it’s a little coating.
- Once this is dry, take a sharpie and a ruler and draw lines for a faux shiplap.
- Apply another layer of paint over the sharpie lines and wipe it again with a paper towel. Let it dry.
- Get a piece of scrap burlap and pull back some threads for a rustic look.
- Wrap burlap around the wreath and tack the wreath to the plaque.
- Add a hanger, if needed.
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