Using every bit of your Thrifty Finds!

Last week I made a welcome sign for my daughter's Luau Birthday party.  You want to see?

It started out like this.

 Yup, it was once a door to a nightstand that I bought at a yard sale a few weeks ago for $5.  This is what it originally looked like.

And I turned it into this.  You can read about the nightstand transformation HERE and see how you really can paint laminate.

 I left the bottom of door off and put in my own home made basket.  If you like the basket, you can read about how to make your own HERE for just $5.  It's one of my favorite projects and super easy.

Ok, so back to the door that wasn't used.  I didn't throw it away of course.  NO, NO, NO!  I left it in my garage until I figured out what I could use it for later????? It easily came off and when it did, I realized what a perfect sign it might become.

The hardware itself stood the door up perfectly.

I just had to sand it down using my orbital sander.

Then I used my favorite go-to DIY and Craft tool.  SPRAYPAINT! And of course, I happen to have plenty of it in my garage!

I LOVE the color.  It's called Berry Pink from Rust- Oleum.  So "Berry" pretty!

I didn't have time to stencil and paint the sign, so I cheated!  I printed out the "ALOHA" sign using the "curls" font on my computer.  I made it as large as I could and cut out the letters.

I cut the letters out individually and used Mod Podge to glue them onto the door.  Then I just used a black marker for the rest.  Super easy, super quick.

 By the way, that little flower up at the top is made of coffee filters.  I'll post all about how to make them this next week. 

This little welcome sign took me about an hour and cost me $0.  That's my kind of project! 

Have a great weekend everyone. Try to stay cool.  It's hitting 102 degrees this weekend here, and I'm already melting.


I link all my projects with some wonderful blogs.  To visit them, go to the {Link Party Love} page found at the top of this page on the {Home} bar.
Also linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style
No Minimalist Here
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Saved by Love Creations 
Miss Mustard Seed
Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm 
Restore Interiors
Tip Junkie