Make a Coastal Welcome Sign using Cricut vinyl designs on a thrift store frame. Changing up the look of items found at thrift stores is an easy as changing the paint color and adding embellishments to match your decor.
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I’m happy to again join the monthly Thrift Store Challenge group! Each month participants are challenged to:
- 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.
Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is looking to expand — and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with your blog name and someone will get back to you right away. We can’t wait to meet you!
Meet the hosts!
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Gail | Purple Hues & Me
Emily | Domestic Deadline – Beverly | Across the Blvd
Lynne | My Family Thyme – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Jenny | Cookies, Coffee, & Crafts – Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Chas | Chas’ Crazy Creations
Cricut Designed Coastal Welcome Sign
This is one of the last thrift store purchases I made back in January. I’ve sure missed going thrift store shopping, but I’m glad that I have a number of items in my stash that I can use each month for this challenge. I found this for only $2.99.
The phrase was painted on the glass and while it might work well for some decor, it doesn’t go with mine. The first step in the makeover was to remove the painted letters. Using a sponge and nail polish remover, the paint came off easily.
I cleaned the glass with window cleaner and gave the wood frame two coats of white chalk paint. I used Everlasting by DecoArt.
Using Design Space for my Cricut, I searched images for welcome. I resized it to fit the frame, cut, and weeded it before using transfer tape to add it to the glass.
I wanted the frame to have a weathered look, so I used a combination of DecoArt Blue Mist acrylic paint and dark wax over the white wood. Using my palm sander, I roughed up the edges of the frame.
To give it more of a nautical look, I found a sand dollar design and a wreath like image in Design Space.
I often like to use rope in my coastal creations. I used a piece of rope that I had left over after I made a Coastal Basket from a dollar store item recently. I doubled it over and glued it onto the frame using hot glue.
To cover the ends of the rope, I added a seashell using hot glue.
The change turned out just as I had in mind.
I decided that I didn’t like the wire hanger that was attached to the frame, so I removed it and added a saw tooth hanger on the back.
Supply List for Coastal Welcome Sign
- Thrift Store Find Frame Sign
- White Chalk Paint
- Teal Chalk Paint
- Dark Wax
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Vinyl Sheet
- Transfer Paper
- Hot Glue
- Sand Paper
While the original piece was in good condition and would work well in a farmhouse styled kitchen, the new coastal look works best for my decor.
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Coastal Welcome Sign from a Thrift Store Find
If you love to upcycle thrift store finds, I think you’ll enjoy these!
Check out how the other hosts met this month’s challenge!