Gather Around


I love to find unconventional pieces and give them a new purpose. Architectural elements work well for this. Furniture pieces work well too. That was the case for this piece. I picked up this wooden piece at a garage sale. It had hinges on the back. I am sure it was part of a piece of furniture, but I really have no idea what it was.


I knew I wanted to make a sign out of it. I sanded it down a bit and reglued the veneer on a couple of the corners.

Then I painted it with Waverly Chalk Paint in the Cashew color. I sanded and distressed the piece.


Then I created the stencil in the Silhouette Cameo design software.


I cut the stencil out of vinyl and applied it to the piece. I painted it a dark brown color. I removed the stencil and and distressed the lettering to give it a worn, vintage look.


I put a coat of polyurethane on the piece to protect the chalk paint. I added a picture hanger to the back and now it is ready to go!

#gather #Repurpose #stencil #Chalkpaint #silhouette #cameo

Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.