Monday, October 30, 2017

White Wash Farmer's Market Sign

Happy Monday.  Hope your weekend was great. 

I bought this French Market sign awhile back for the new house.  I was not sure if I would have wall space in the new tiny kitchen but I loved it and thought I will some how make this work.

This is what it looked like when I bought it.


This is not the greatest picture but you can see the market sign.  It was a dirty gray looking sign.  It was screaming making me pretty!!!!



I bought a black frame at Hobby Lobby on the clearance and painted it white.  It fit perfectly around this sign.  Score! 
After I painted the frame white and put it around the sign it was really looking dirty gray to me.
Soooo.......



So what I did was get out my trusty white paint and added water to the paint.  About 1/4 cup paint to 1/4 cup warm water.  Then I took my paint brush wet and dipped it in the paint and painted it over the surface of the sign.  I took a wet rag and  wiped off the paint.  This allowed for the stencil to come through.  I did this 3 times to get this white/gray wash look.


I like the white wash look to this sign so much better than the dirty gray look.  

Working on getting the kitchen done to show you soon.  This sign makes a great addition to the kitchen eating area. 
Have a great week.
xoxo
Kris



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  1. The sign turned out great, Kris! I love it when you can makeover a piece to make it perfect for your decor!

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  2. Hi,
    I like the white wash too. Very well done.

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  3. Love it!!!! Can't wait to see your kitchen :o)
    ~Des

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  4. The sign and the matching frame were both great finds, Kris! Good idea to use a bit of white wash. This will be a lovely piece for one of your walls.
    xo Julia

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  5. Kris, You just proved that if you like something, you can make it work. I think your sign looks much better in the frame and white washed. Every time you show us more of your new home, it's a treat. :):) Blessings to all there, xoxo, Susie
    P.S. we are in for a hard frost tonight...it rough getting used to this new cold weather.

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  6. Happy Monday, Kris! I would never have thought of a white wash, but I agree the whiter finish is more "You." Love the sign either way.

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  7. I love the sign! It's funny because I just bought some local honey from my farmer's market! Lol!

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  8. Just beautiful. What a wonderful transformation. I love the pop it has now. Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  9. What a great sign for the kitchen area. The white wash technique worked out great!

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  10. Super cute. Great idea. I'm so glad that it worked.

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  11. It's gorgeous! I wish I had the nerve to paint everything like you do. We have furniture pieces that need paint and I'm just a chicken!

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  12. Soooo much improved!!! I love it, Kris!

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  13. Looks great, Kris! Great score on the frame.
    Brenda

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  14. Looks fantastic Kris! The frame and the paint job you did truly made it awesome!

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  15. Great find for your kitchen. You worked wonders on the sign and it looks terrific.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  16. The sign is really beautiful..

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  17. Oooo, this is FUN! Watching you put your transformation magic on things, this is what I was waiting for!

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  18. I don't know if I would've had the nerve to do that whitewashing for fear of ruining the graphics, but you sure demonstrate the "no fear" mantra. It looks great, perfect for your house now.

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    1. Hi Rita,
      No fear when it comes to this stuff with me. I knew the white wash would let the graphics show through. Just needed to get rid of the dirty gray look and brighten it up some. Happy Tuesday. Have a good week.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  19. Good Morning Kris
    Your Farmers Market Sign looks amazing. Love what you did to it. I also really like that way it looks with the frame around it. Great job Kris
    have a fabulous day*
    deezie

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  20. Kris, I had no idea you could do that...I'm assuming it's fabric? It looks so much better than the dirty grey look before. Can't wait to see your kitchen!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  21. The sign looks ever so much better after your paint job. Love the graphic...good purchase! It will look fabulous in your kitchen. xoxo

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  22. What a wonderful transformation, very well done dear friend
    Hugs Alessandra

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  23. Kris, perfection! What else can I say!!..xxoJudy

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  24. Looks so great! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here!

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  25. Wow, it sure came out great after you whitewashed it...I'm thinking about white washing the fireplace..Happy Halloween!

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  26. Hi Kris! Looks amazing. I never would have thought to whitewash the entire picture. Can't wait to see it in your home.

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  27. Wow, this cleaned up very nicely! you never cease to amaze me!
    Linda

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  28. Hi Kris, I really love what you did with the sign and how you painted it and framed it!!! It will look nice in your kitchen and I can't wait to see it. Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  29. I can't believe you found the perfect size frame for your french sign, Kris! I like the whitewashed look for your home and I can't wait to see where you hang it. Have a good week!
    Vickie

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  30. Kris you made it fit perfectly into your aesthetic and I can’t wait to see it hung in your kitchen.
    xoxo

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  31. Hi,
    It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to come here! Thanks for sharing the information with us.

    covertpleasures

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  32. Love the sign Kris. You did a gorgeous job of giving it new live with the whitewash!! It fits your style perfectly. Have a great weekend ahead. xo

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  33. such a charming sign! Really looking forward to the kitchen reveal!

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  35. Kris, you fixed it perfectly!

    Well done, and fits right in to your awesome decor! ♥

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  36. Whitewashing the sign made a big difference. Paint, a wonderful thing

    Cindy

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  37. I love how you have transformed your sign to make it your own! Such a neat idea, paint is one of my best friends!
    xoxo
    Jemma

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  38. Love the sign and frame!...looking forward to seeing the kitchen Kris....have a great week!!!

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  39. I love it, Kris!! Sorry I've been missing posts, I'm hopping over to check out the living room reveal now! Can't wait!!

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  40. As usual, you take something nice and give it that extra special touch.

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  41. Fabulous! You're so inventive, Kris. xo

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