Last year, I shared a quirky sign during my fall living room tour that I had picked up from a thrift store and made over. I wanted to get this before and after post up much sooner, but you know how it goes. This transformation was so easy and was the first time that I used black spray paint for a decor piece. And I love it! It was the perfect choice. I have really grown to love adding black accent pieces throughout my home.
Five to ten years ago, I would not have considered painting this sign anything other than white (or maybe pink when I went through that phase for a couple of years). But now, I am always considering the piece itself and what it speaks to me.
Here is how it looked when I got it…
It was just a simple wooden sign that had been lightly stained and was a little rough around the edges. I know some people would see this sign and just see junk, but to me it seemed like the type of piece that would look cool in a gallery wall or add some fun character somewhere, so I decided to buy it that day for a whopping twenty-five cents.
I decided to lightly sand down the rough edges and then spray paint it with Valspar’s Satin Black that I had on hand. Looking back I wished I had gone with a flat paint because this one had some sheen to it. This was an outdoor spray paint, which wasn’t needed since I planned to hang it indoors, but you know when you get antsy to just get a project done, so you use what you have? Yeah, that’s what I did.
Since it was on the shiny side, I decided to take a sanding block to it, which I actually ended up liking because it distressed the edges giving it an aged look.
For now, it takes its turn in our entryway, resting on our wooden coat rack, until I find it a permanent home. If such a thing exists in this place! I can’t help but constantly rearrange and redecorate. Here it was during the fall…
I put it away right before the Christmas holiday season, but just brought it back out and I am excited to find a place for it. Any recommendations? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on where this quirky etc. should go or how it should be displayed! Where would you put it in your own home?