I am always looking for new and fun ways to create farmhouse style decor for my home. Since this post is part of our monthly thrift store blog hop, I decided that I would try to create a DIY farmhouse sign from a thrift store canvas print.
If you are wondering what a thrift store blog hop is, well you are in for a treat! A handful of really talented bloggers take the challenge each month to create something really awesome out of something they have found at a thrift store. Its quite fun, and you can get so much inspiration from all the really cool projects.
- 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.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs Denise | My Thrifty House Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Florence | Vintage Southern Picks
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Now, lets talk about what I decided to work on this week.
My DIY Farmhouse Sign from Thrift Store Canvas
I am always stopping by the thrift stores in my area, just to see if I can find anything worth taking home. I found a canvas print at one particular thrift store, and brought it home with me. It had a tear in the canvas, so I knew I probably would have to either patch it or tear it off. I decided I would worry about it later. For 1.00 I could figure something out.
Now, here is where I cry with forgiveness, for it sat in my garage for about 6 months, and only did I come across it a few weeks ago when I was cleaning out the garage. In my frenzied state, instead of taking a picture of it, for my before picture, I acted impulsively and I began tearing the canvas off the frame. I had decided maybe I could use the frame for something.
Upon tearing it off, I found that there was a piece of raw canvas underneath the print, that was stapled to the wooden frame. I thought, “AHA!” I could use that for something.
I decided to use it to make a DIY farmhouse sign.
A few weeks ago I posted about how I made this large DIY farmhouse sign, and I have been inspired by it ever since.
So, I brainstormed and brainstormed on what I wanted to create on this new, blank canvas. Do I do a quote, or maybe some kind of drawing? Maybe use a stencil? Gosh, I was having a bit of a creative block. Then I was perusing Pinterest for quotes, and saw a quote in a bathroom that said ” GET NAKED” and I giggled. And it won me over.
I am not necessarily one of those that loves heartfelt and gooey quotes scrolled across my walls. I respond more to a funny, clever type of lettering.
So I decided to do it. “GET NAKED” was going on my DIY farmhouse sign.
Here is what the canvas print looked like without the original print over the top. The fabric is stapled to the frame. I kept is as is. I liked the raw look of it.
I wrote out my quippy little quote on the canvas. Granted I had to do it delicately since there was nothing underneath the canvas to support it.
Once I drew it out with a pencil, I used some grey paint and a small detail paint brush to paint over the pencil drawing. I thickened all the down strokes and then I added some greenery design at the bottom.
Then once it was all done, I thought….”crap, what did I do? Is this really what I wanted to do? Ugh, I don’t really like that N in naked, ugh, I wish I could change it. Maybe I could paint it all with white paint and cover it up….” and then… “nah, I’ll just leave it”
I made a decision. With this type of sign, I could more definitely take this piece of canvas off, and cut a new piece, and make different ones for different seasons or events.
For right now, this sign is going right above my oh so dreamy bathtub in my farmhouse master bathroom.
The perfect place to get naked.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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