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.
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?
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Materials and Equipment Used In This Project
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
Metal Sign similar to what I used
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