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You have seen those cute signs at the craft store, haven’t you? Well, my friend and I were thrifting the other day and she picked up this coffee sign. But she decided she didn’t want it and gave it to me. The next day I was organizing my purchases to take to my booth and I thought of a creative way to perk up a coffee sign.
I measured out 4 pallet boards to frame it. The measurements will be based on the size of the sign. I pretty much made it like I did when I made the Patriotic Tray. Before I put it together I gave the boards a quick sanding. Then taking a 1/4 x 1 board, I spanned the 4 pallet boards on the top and bottom and used the brad nailer with the compressor. If you don’t have a compressor with a brad nailer you can use a hammer and nails.
I didn’t fuss with this at all. After the boards were nailed together I used Daddy Van’s Black Wax to make it look old and give it some character. After I buffed it, I flipped it over and nailed a sawtooth hanger on the back
Take the sign and place it on the boards and nail it in the 4 corners. I didn’t measure the placement, just eyeballed it.
NowI put it by my coffee pot and but it will go to the booth after I enjoy it for a little while. I even took the final pictures but to me, it was missing something.
Oh, by the way, one thing to think about is if you do want to prop a sign under the cabinets to measure the distance from the cabinet to the counter. I had to use the jigsaw to cut the top down so it would fit. Originally I was just thinking about hanging it on the wall, which can be done but I like it under the cabinet.
Something kept nagging at me like it was missing something. I went into the garage and rummaged through a plastic bag of wooden buttons and found some small ones. I waxed them with the black wax and glued them to each corner where the holes were to hang it. It was the finishing touch.
I like taking these signs and perking them up. I think it gives the sign a finishing touch. You can check out How to Frame a Metal Sign and Giving Store Bought Letters a Custom Look. What do you think? Do you like how I perked up the sign?
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