Painted Valentine's Day Sign

Monday, January 20, 2020

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Give your existing signs multi-use function by turning the back into a different sign! I'll show you how easy it is!
DIY sign before and after

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Hey there friend! I've been busy busy busy transforming my home with inexpensive, easy projects for Valentine's day!!! In fact, I'm working on so many things I don't know if I'll have time to share them all! This week I'm sharing three different DIY Valentine's projects 💗💗💗 This easy DIY sign needs very few supplies and is a great way to give an existing sign a fresh look.

Double Sided Sign


I didn't change anything about the front of this sign, or the sides for that matter. I love it! My daughter gave it to me for Christmas a couple years ago and it fits perfectly on the painted cabinet in my kitchen that I use for mug storage. 

farmhouse mug storage

But for Valentine's day, it felt a little dark. I've been adding light pink touches, lots of white, and really wanted a sign that fit that look...without buying another sign! So I redid the back! It was easy, quick, and adds a whole new feel! I love this so much I may need to do it to the backs of all my other signs!

How to Transform the Back of a Sign


Here's how I did it, and I promise it's so easy!

Here's the sign again, as it was. You can see how the letters are carved from the sign, I LOVE that about it!

farm fresh sign

And here's the back. It had a really dark, almost black, stain.

back of sign

The first thing I did was to remove a couple staples. Next, I wiped it down with some degreasing cleaner. I used painter's tape on the sides to protect them from paint.

Then I painted the back of the sign only with two coats of white chalk paint, let it dry and lightly sanded around the edges.

painted with white chalk paint

Next I painted it with a light coat of pale pink chalk paint that I had leftover from my painted mason jar and mini rolling pins. It's so pale, it looks white on screen, but it's a nice pretty blush.

I didn't take pics of this next step, but it's easy if you already own a Silhouette or Cricut. I measured my sign and created an XOXO pattern to fit, using The Skinny font which resembles the tall skinny Rae Dunn letters. I cut it out of black vinyl and adhered it to my sign. If you don't own a die cut machine, you can still get a similar look using stickers!

Valentine's Day farmhouse mug decor

Super cute right?!

I don't usually decorate much for Valentine's Day, but this year I decided to just GO FOR IT! I was inspired to make a bunch of Rae Dunn dupes, and I'll be sharing everything you see here in the next few days. Be sure to check my YouTube channel, I have several video tutorials up there as well!

farmhouse kitchen with DIY Valentine's Day decor

Who says Valentines Day decor has to be red and pink? I'm embracing blush, black and white and I love it!

Remember, it's your home...do what YOU love and what fits in YOUR budget! It's so easy to feel like you have to decorate a certain way. I'm telling you to break the rules girl!!

PIN FOR LATER


Valentines day decor and DIY sign

I'll see you back here on Wednesday with another Valentine's day DIY craft!


bringing beauty to the ordinary, 





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