These signs or plaques had great sentiments. Love and Hope. But they were dark, dirty and forlorn; and being sold at a garage sale. I saw potential. I even thought they would make great wedding presents. But they needed makeovers. I didn’t take any before pictures but I did do a video about my garage sale haul and took some screen shots.
I cleaned them up and painted everything white and then added Valspar Antiquing Wax to make them look “shabby chic”. I then added embellishments.
For the LOVE sign I added a rhinestone ribbon around the frame and added “Totally Dazzled” Bling to each corner.
I then Diamond Dusted the background behind the glass. Luckily there was enough room between the glass and the background wood. It was almost like a shallow shadow box.
For the HOPE sign I also used Diamond Dust. I just used it in the inside section of the plaque. I wish photos picked up the sparkle better.
I hope this post gives you an idea of how you can REFRESH some of your decor that you may have hiding away in a basement or attic or garage. Or you can always go thrifting/junking and find some hidden treasures to REMAKE, REPURPOSE, REFAB RESTYLE or REFRESH.
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