7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day One - Upcycled Welcome Sign

13 August
Welcome to day one of "7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips"! This will be the third year that I've done 7 days of thrift shop flips in honor of National Thrift Shop Day! August 17th is the day!

I love thrift stores! There are so many great things you can find at them, from brand new, name brand home decor and clothes for a fraction of the price to vintage (or just used) items that you can transform into fun new things for your home.

So let's get started!

I am transforming this vintage picture frame and oval wooden plaque for day one's project!

vintage picture frame and oval plaque

7 days of thrift shop flips sign

Hmmm, what could these two items come together to be?

I started by painting the frame black.

frame painted black

And the little plaque was painted gray and then I transferred my word of choice onto it with carbon transfer paper.

grey plaque with word transferred on

And painted the word with black.

Oh! It looks like it may become a welcome plaque!!

Welcome plaque

Next, I added some faux succulents and flowers to the black frame with hot glue.

adding faux succulents

That looks pretty, don't you think? See that little cup hook in between the pink ribbons? And did you notice the little eye hook on the top of the gray plaque?

frame with faux succulents

Tada!! It is a welcome sign!

upcycled welcome sign

I distressed the grey welcome plaque a little bit and the two have become one!

welcome sign

This reminds me of the Upcycled Picture Frame Wreath I made for one of our Thrifty Chicks challenges!

upcycled frame welcome sign

So, since I already have the square frame wreath for my front door, this little cutie is for the motorhome! 😊

Welcome sign for motorhome

upcycled frame & wood plaque welcome sign

It's the perfect addition I think!


welcome sign

upycled welcome sign

I hope you liked this first project! It not only was the perfect project for day one but it also gets two more things out of my garage!

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