Thrift Store “Princess Sophia” Sign MakeoverJuly 22, 2015
On a recent trip to the local thrift store, I spotted a sign that stood out to me. It wasn’t the writing or picture that really caught my eye- it was the shape of the frame! I thought it was such a unique shape, and I loved how the wood intersected itself. Really cool-looking! Here it is!
I decided to bring it home (for only a few bucks) and I knew I would find a spot for it. I eventually decided to revamp it and make it into a cute little “Princess Sophia” sign for my daughter’s room. She’s 4 years old, and presently obsessed with princesses. This was a no-brainer project, folks- really easy!
Well, she absolutely loves it, and it currently sits pretty on her wall right above a heart sign I picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance. (That place has AMAZING deals if you can find stuff on clearance for 80% or more off! When you do, grab everything- that’s what I do!) Moving on to the thrift store sign transformation… 🙂
Thrift Store “Princess Sophia” Sign Makeover
So, here’s how it all came together! The first thing I did was to paint the wooden frame a light pink color. I used a bristle brush and did one light coat. I wanted the grain of the wood to show through.
Next, I looked through my gift wrapping paper stash, searching for a color & pattern that complemented my pink frame. Ah-ha! Found it!
I simply cut out a piece of the wrapping paper that was 8.5×11″ and taped it to a piece of printer paper. I typed up “Princess Sophia” with a curly, fancy font (Brotherhood Script) and printed it directly onto the wrapping paper. Here is what it looked like (don’t mind the smudge of ink on the side- that part will be cut out!)
Finally, I just cut out the wrapping paper to fit inside the frame, and using a few drops of hot glue, adhered the printed wrapping paper right inside the frame! Easy peasy!
I love this sign, and happily, so does my daughter! Another fun, easy thrift store transformation!
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