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This month our project is this ~
THRIFT STORE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SIGN – No. 17
There never seems to be a shortage of these little wood plaques at the thrift store.Sometimes you find them plain or with an overlay – the overlay can easily be removed though.
The best laid plans…..
Originally, this plaque was going to get stained and then buttons glued on to look like a shamrock.
The stain was added and then the buttons and then some green glitter and viola….it looked like a kindergarten project. Hmmm, brush off some glitter….nope still looks 👎.
Painted the edges white on top of stain…sand…scrap…ripe off buttons..paint background white…now what?
Don’t you love the creative process? Meanwhile, the house looks like a bomb went off…paint and brushes..and sandpaper…and glitter…..you get the picture.
We just kept coming back to keep it simple…don’t laugh. Maybe 17?
Enter problem #1913 – We didn’t have a number stencil that was the correct size. I started to free form it, and it wasn’t going well cause I am not as detail oriented, as I explained here. as The Mister is. I showed him the stencil I had and he made it happen. He used the top and bottom of the number stencils I did have and used a ruler to draw the middle, yes even the 7.
Here’s what we used for the Thrift Store St. Patrick’s Day Sign~
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- Wood Plaque
- Stain (Favorite Stain)
- Paint Brush
- Cloth/Paper Towel for Stain
- White Paint
- Green Paint (this is the exact color used)
Here’s what we did, eventually, for the Thrift Store St. Patrick’s Day Sign~
- Stain the edge and let dry.
- Lightly paint white over the stain, wipe off any excess, and let dry.
- Sand to get desired look.
- Paint the face of the plaque white. Repeat until you get the desired coverage your are looking for.
- With a pencil, free form or use stencils, and lightly trace on numbers.
- Using a small paint brush, paint on the numbers. Tip – Outline the numbers first and then fill in.
That’s it! Easy right? Well, it would have been if this is where we would have started😂.
Now, don’t forget to check out all these wonderful thrift store projects from our Thrifty Style Team friends……