Ever since I discovered a weekly flea market by the sea here in the town where we live, I am totally addicted to hunting for little treasures. I had no idea about that flea market and so Sunday mornings turned into market mornings. And so far I found fun stuff that got my creative juices flowing! I have not shared much about the finds on the blog yet, and I have to say most stuff only needs a little paint or so. Like these wooden pictures I found last week. I got them for 2 Euros the pair. And they were turned into beach cottage signs for the entrance.
Beach Cottage Signs For The Entrance
I took them home and started painting right away. Here is one before photo that also shows the lantern I found that you saw spray painted in my last post showing my front porch. I did not take any photos of the painting and decoupage technique, I originally didn’t think I’d post about it. But then I changed my mind and well, no photos, but I’ll try to explain it as best as possible.
These were cute wooden pictures, just not what fits in with my decor, so I changed them up real quick! The frames are wood and the center is a painted wooden canvas panel.
What I used:
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Wooden canvas or pictures from thrift stores/yard sales or flea market
Prints to decoupage
Using very little paint, I brushed the chalky finish paint roughly onto the wooden panel and frames. No need to take it apart, I just brushed it on leaving strokes visible and not covering everything. I needed about 2-3 coats to cover the painted part, although it is not fully covered as I like the washed, distressed look.
While the pictures were drying in the sun, I designed my words on picmonkey and then printed them out.
For the decoupage technique find important and detailed info in this post.
This is how they ended up looking:
I have to say my entrance looks a lot like summer already and those signs will stay here all summer long. I really like the soft and simple look of them. Well, I hope you like them too and maybe you find similar ones to make over!
Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you a lovely day!