Right before Christmas I went shopping at the newly located Goodwill in a city nearby. I ended up buying this vintage wood plaque for a buck, not too shabby. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Refresh an Old Wood Plaque.
The piece was sanded down to the bare wood. I was thinking I would stain and stencil it like a lot of my other projects. However, I changed my mind and ended up painting this particular piece. I did several layers of blue, off white, and white, drying and sanding between coats. I then distressed the edges but not enough of the blue was showing through for my taste, so I painted blue around the edges and then lightly sanded it off when it was dry.
I ended up stenciling one of my flowers and “joy” on the wood plaque. I call this my crazy flower because, well, it looks wacky and crazy to me. I was just messing around when I drew this, but I ended up really liking the haphazard, imperfect, jagged look of this flower, and it has become one of my favorite flowers. The SVG File of the stencil is available in my Etsy shop.
I bought 2 of these little birds at Hobby Lobby for a dollar something, too cute and cheap to pass up.
What do you think of the plaque makeover. If you had bought this wooden plaque what would you have done with it? Would you have painted something new on it, or would you have found a completely new repurpose for it?
Thanks for sharing How to Refresh an Old Wood Plaque!!