A couple of years ago I made a sweet typography sign for the family room. I put ‘Love Lives Here’ on it and painted the background to match one of the previous colors in the room, a yellow gold color. You can see all those details here. I love that sign and it’s message, but unfortunately when I wanted to move it to another room, well… the color didn’t quite work out. And, just like everything else in the house, it was only a matter of time that it got a makeover. So today, I am going to share an easy method for your DIY Sign Makeover.
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Here’s the ‘love’ sign with it’s new makeover. You can see more of the sign in it’s new home in the den here.
Here’s a picture of the original sign before the makeover. See what I mean about the color not working? Just a tad bit too bright.
Since I love the message on the sign, but not the color, I found a way to change the color of the background instead of recreating a brand new sign. So, this is how you give your DIY sign a makeover….. Spray paint.
To make the background color change, I took the original chipboard letters that I used, and placed them directly on the original letters on the canvas. When the letters were in place, I took some black matte spray paint and gave it two coats covering the entire canvas.
When the background of the canvas was completely dry, I took a fine edged paint brush and made whatever touch ups were needed to the letters.
I think regardless of the room that this sign would
live love in, ( it’s been in 3 rooms already), I really like the black background so much better. I think there is a boldness to the sign now with the way the letters standout. You agree?
So that my friends, is how to give your DIY sign a makeover.
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