Free Makeover


Let’s take a walk back in time.

Back to the late 80’s, even early 90’s.

Back when there was an obnoxious amount of “country blue”

and burgandy in my home, and many of yours…

if you were born then!!!  😉


I LOVED this wooden sign.  Still do, actually.

However, due to the colour theme it had been relegated

to a back corner of my cavernous basement closet

for  m a n y  years.


I got motivated last week to work on that closet.


That’s a story for another day.

Inspiration struck in many ways that day,

and my sign got a makeover.

I started by using an almost empty bottle of

white tole paint.


Then I took my black chalkboard paint and painted the edge

and surface of all the letters.

I wasn’t loving the hearts any more,

so they stayed white.

Think camouflage!  😉


I used a sanding block and a little elbow grease

on a few areas and edges.


The black was looking…well, too black and crisp for my liking.

So I rubbed a piece of chalk

all over the black areas,

and whipped it off with paper towel.


See the difference?

The I has no chalk on it,

and the L does.




It cost me nothing,

and my sign is out where we can love it again!

July 3, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Pamela Gordon - Excellent! I love the makeover. So easy to do and a nice up to date change. Nice camo job too. 😉

July 3, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Holly - Great job on the makeover. Love that you didn’t just ditch it because of the color.

July 3, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Lisa frankland - Tan!! I totally noticed this the other night… figured it was new!!!!

July 3, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Sarah - I have this sign. It once belonged to Mom and Dad…
I love it and still display it even in it’s old 80s colour scheme. But I SO dig your makeover that (hoping you don’t mind), I may copy?!!

July 5, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Tanya - Your mom and I got them at the same time, Sarah! :) I would love for you to copy my makeover! XO

July 9, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Betty Beatty-Powers - Excellent job…very unique!

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