Rescue a boring goodwill decoration find with paint and a stencil. Any piece that’s in good shape is limited only by your imagination!
I’ve had this little gem in my stash for a long time now.
You know…it was one of those finds that I was sure would come in handy one day…but not exactly on the day I found it.
It earned a second look, so I left no room for later regret and brought it right home.
Shopping at Home
So a few weeks ago I decided to do a little digging through my stash and came across it again. This time, I decided a custom sign was in order and this sturdy little $1 wood version was on its way to a fresh makeover.
Goodwill Decoration Makeover
First step – paint. 🙂
Because paint covers a multitude of unfortunate and outdated faces. Plus, it’s just plain fun to watch the transformation that paint can make happen.
I had plenty of white chalk paint leftover from a few other projects and decided to go for a rustic, farmhouse look.
Finding the “just perfect” stencil isn’t always easy.
But…making your own is!
Cricut Maker How-To: DIY Stencils has all the details on how to make stencils.
The best thing about a custom stencil is designing it to perfectly fit a project.
And getting graphics that exactly suit the message or mood you want to create makes it that much better.
The Grace Need
We launched our 24th year of homeschooling last month and I’ve been reminded – yet again – how utterly dependent I am on the Lord’s grace.
If there’s one thing I know for sure after all these years, it’s that I don’t have it all figured out – not by a long shot.
And not just for me; for them too.
Because some days are simply hard.
I need a constant reminder to not only welcome grace for myself, but to also extend it as well.
My goodwill decoration makeover was a good way to stretch my creative muscles and set the stage to help myself along over the next 8 months of schooling.
So with inspiration and a custom stencil on hand, it was time to add some color to that fresh white face.
I stuck with solid black for the words and used a couple of shades of bright green for the leaf stems.
There’s just something calming about having green plants in your space, isn’t there?
Even if they’re painted!
Read Stencil Art: How to Get a Flawless Transfer Every Time for helpful stencil tips.
We’re finishing our fourth week of school this week.
Just 32 more to go! 🙂
I think it’s going to be a good, grace-filled year.
What kind of inspirational reminder do you need?
Add a frame to your thrift shopping list and customize your own sign of reminder too!