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Repurposed Antique Sign from Fall Decor

Do you know what time it is? It’s the second Tuesday of the month which means is Trash to Treasure Tuesday! {{excited applause}} My gal friends have created inspiration for you that you’ll see in a bit. For my #trashure fun today, I’ve got a repurposed antique sign…er…soon to be.

Take a look at this made in _____ gem. Kinda a hot mess with tousled raffia, falling off crow, and mossy mess.

Fall Decor Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

My friend, Mandy, sent me a message asking if I wanted this. You bet! What a fun challenge this is, right?

DIY TIME

First order of business to tear this puppy apart. Talk about therapy! haha. It literally took two whacks of a hammer to get this to fall to pieces.

Disassembles Fall Decor for Repurposed Antique Sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What you can obviously see is a moon, two rusty stars, a crow, and some really weird pumpkins. However, I can see wood, and wood means potential. It can be transformed into most anything.

Since I mentioned a repurposed antique sign, that’s where I’m headed. To keep it simple, I’m basically taking these bits and using them in a different form. In order to do that I bring a thrifted wood frame I scored a back a few months ago. It has a bit of damage, so I am updating it with a metallic English brown paint.

Painting Gold Frame for Antique Sign | prodigalpieces.com

Also, notice I also refreshed the paint on the moon and crow too.

NEXT STEPS

Next, after my painting fun, I cut a piece of luan to mount my newly created decor. To install it, I use my point driver to tack the panel into the frame.

Point Driver Gun for Repurposed Antique Sign Assembly | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least, I add my decorative elements to the front and have my finished product.

DIY Repurposed Antique Sign from Dated Fall Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

The Olde Crow Inn & Restaurant Sign from Repurposed Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor

I’ve gotta say this was fun! I never turn down a hot mess challenge. They’re addictive to take on when they are as basic as this. Would you have guessed an antique sign? Of course, the old frame really helps pull it together.

Farmhouse Style Antique Sign from Upcycled Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

Antique Sign DIY from Repurposed Fall Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #diy #antique

I’m curious…what would you have done with that fall decor before? For me, I say those wonky pumpkins never looked better. Also, if you’d like to make this sign a part of your home, you can find it available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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Vintage Style Antique Sign Made from Upcycled Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor

In addition, share and pin my repurposed antique sign to encourage others to rescue ugly decor. tee hee!

Fantastic Repurposed Antique Sign from Dated Fall Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #homedecor #diy #crafts

Up next, I’ve got this funky find that’s ready for a new life. SEE HERE!

Handmade Gumball Machine Before | prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! It was kinda like therapy to see it busted apart. haha!

  1. Carolyn G says

    That looks great Larissa! I couldn’t imagine what you could do with that but your vision was perfect as always! You’re wonderful at thinking outside the box, I wish I had your imagination! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      It just means so much to share with you my DIY fun. Thank you for the smile, Carolyn. 😀

  2. Kim Banko says

    Nope! Never guessed a sign! You are such a smarty pants!! Love it!

  3. Rebecca - NC says

    I would have tossed it with gloves on! 😂 Amazing transformation and so creative!!! You’re a never ending well of talent!!! 😊

  4. Patty says

    That turned out so cute! Now I’m wondering if you have something planned for the ‘pumpkins’ 🙂 ?

  5. Jane says

    This idea is Awesome! I love the way your mind works. It’s truly inspiring 😊

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Jen! I hand-painted them on those weird pumpkins. haha.

  6. Kim Dooley says

    Hey Larissa, I’m not going to lie. I thought there is no way she can turn this mess into something worth keeping but I was wrong. So cute. So clever. So jealous. : )

    • Larissa says

      wahoooooo!!! hee hee! Thank you, Kim. It is pure therapy to redo something like this.

  7. Nancy says

    Larissa – you are just SO DARN CREATIVE! I am glad you are using your talents to inspire others and repurpose throw-away items. Always enjoy your posts!

  8. Melva says

    Oh my goodness! I would not have thought of making a sign like this. I can’t believe you were able to use all the pieces in one project. Love your vision!

    • Larissa says

      I’m so glad you enjoy my crazy jaunts. What fun for me to make use of every bit of it. Thanks, Melva!

  9. Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says

    I have NO idea what I would have done with that “hot mess” challenge but knocked it out of the ballpark my friend. Love your new/old sign!! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Denise! I’m so glad you like it. Buh-bye creepy balloon-looking pumpkins! haha!

  10. Annod Nostaw says

    You did a great job. I was wondering what you were going to do with the pumpkins, but then I figured out that the words are on those pieces.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you. Yes, I was curious how many would figure it out. 😀

  11. Dixie Lee says

    Extremely impressed. Real creativity and vision.

  12. susan says

    I am constantly amazed at what you come up with! I never would have seen that in that hot mess! It turned out so cute!

    • Larissa says

      Well, that makes my day, Susan. Just getting to share what I do is fun enough. Thank you!!

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