How to frame a metal sign is easier than you think. This is the other sign I bought when I went to the rummage sale at Michael’s condo. It is metal sign with the saying, “There Will Be a $5.00 Charge for Whining”. Nice enough but plain.How To Frame A Metal Sign
The sign had 4 holes, one on each corner and that is what gave me the idea of how to frame it. You know I wasn’t going to leave it like that and put it in my booth. No I can’t do that. Besides I had a brain storm of how I could snazz it up.
So I worked on this sign the same time I took the “Fresh” sign up a notch. For this project I built a frame from pallet boards. I sure wish I was a better carpenter but fortunately the rustic look fits my vision for this whine sign.
After I built the frame I filled in the corners with wood filler. Then I sanded the frame smooth using a 60 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper.
Finally it was time to finish the frame with the white wash stain. After staining the wood, I waxed it with the clear wax. Then to give it an aged look I went over it with the dark wax. Then buffed it smooth.
My next step was, using tin snips, I cut a piece of chicken wire to cover the frame. To attach it to the wood, I used the compressor and stapler. You can always a manual staple gun. Once I stapled the chicken wire around the frame I twisted the excess wire over and around the staples. To hang the frame on the wall I put on a saw tooth hangar on the back.
Then I took a piece of thin silver color wire and cut it into four pieces. In each corner of the sign, I threaded the wire through the small holes and attached the sign to the chicken wire. Twist it so it is secure.
I am quite sure I will use this idea again in some way. As a matter of fact, I know I will. And you know what? The sign wasn’t at the booth very long either. Do you like how I framed a metal sign?
Materials and Equipment Used In This Project
Compressor, stapler and nail gun
Orbital Sander with 60 and 220 grit sandpaper
Tin Snips similar to what I used
Needle Nose Pliers similar to what I used
Thin Wire similar to what I used
Saw tooth Picture Hangar
Metal Sign similar to what I used
Elmer’s Wood Filler
Minwax Clear Wax
Minwax Dark Wax
Minwax White Wash Pickling Stain
Pickin Day In My Own Backyard
Pickin day in my own backyard. Not long ago I went pickin in my own backyard. The subdivision where I live has a community garage sale twice a year. That would be spring and fall.
My first stop was at my neighbor’s house. She is a fantastic gardener and had some bromeliads for sale. I bought a bromeliad and I hope it survives my care. I think it may be a plant and forget kind of plant. We shall see.
From there I headed out and saw Graham who was repairing the fence on the corner. I had to stop and ask him for some wood. I got one piece of the fencing that I may work into a sign for Lisa who has given me a challenge. The other piece is the gate that had been painted an aqua, yes some of the houses where I live are very colorful. Then the gate was painted cream. With the hinges off it looks like the horizon at the beach and the place where the hinges were are lighthouses or maybe people lounging on the beach. It has to be a beach sign.
Onward, next stop didn’t have a whole lot but that is where I found the little rustic looking wood basket. Then I cruised by the house that usually has fantastic things, you know who this is Dani. She wasn’t set up so there is another house on the same street that also has good items.
I lucked out and found the sweet shabby chic looking candle sconces.
Then I took another look and saw a cute little cowboy picture. I can certainly see that in a young boy’s room. Or a little girl’s maybe?
Happy Trails editI was on a mission and was not disappointed. Now I did make a few stops and didn’t find anything that I had to have but the final stop was a jackpot.
I found the rusty pelican and this romantic vase.
Pickin day in my own backyard resulted in seeing neighbors I have known and meeting new neighbors. I found nice things for Shoppe No. 5 to share. Plus got inspiration from an old run down fence. I call that a good pickin day.