April Fab Furniture Flipping Contest – “Cut N Paste With Overlays”
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I love the Florida Keys and try to get down there every chance I can, this sign on Key Largo from a local tourist trap was my inspiration for this month’s project. Every trip since I was a little kid, we’ve visited Shell World and purchased little gifts from the sea. I wanted to bring that memory into my home, and without a suitable piece of furniture to work with I had to improvise a teeny wee bit!
The Perfect Overlay
When I saw this Overlay, I just had to incorporate it in a design. Without even considering what pieces I had on hand, I just couldn’t get my order in any quicker! If you follow me on Instagram behind the scenes, you saw this shot when it came in, look how wonderfully large it is!
I proceeded to cut some boards, screw them together to make the sign, add a bit of wood putty, and primed the whole thing to prevent bleedthrough from the knots in the pine.
I wanted to add some texture to this piece, so I used Saltwash for a beachy weathered finish, here is the basecoat.
Planning out the text to match the inspiration sign, I used Word to print out the letters. Then figured out the placement and did a chalk rub transfer for each one.
Painted the second layer of the Saltwash finish with some leftover teal chalk paint, sealed with polyacrylic, then hand painted the letters with a white acrylic.
The overlay piece was super easy to work with, no prep was required for the chalk paint I used, and I used liquid nails as recommended to adhere it to the sign. It couldn’t have been any easier!
I added heavy duty wire hanger hardware as this thing is pretty heavy! Finally finished the sign with a final coat of Polycrylic spray, not sure if this piece will end up as indoor or outdoor use, so I wanted added protection.
If your ever visiting the Florida Keys, this little gift shop is a must stop on your travels, very quaint with great keepsakes and lots of old Florida charm!
Creating With Overlays Is As Easy As Cut N Paste
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THIS MONTHS SPONSOR
O’verlays® are decorative fretwork panels that come in several patterns and sizes. They are light weight, paintable and easily attach to furniture, doors, walls and glass. Customize your furniture and accessories with O’verlays® or use O’verlays® Kits sized to fit many of IKEA® and other popular furniture.
Perfect for your next D.I.Y. home decor project!
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