Rusty Trash to Painted Treasure ~ SIGN

I love this sign! I usually paint my signs on repurposed wood but I saw these rounds at a Thrift Store and my weird brain saw the possibilities.  As you've read in my previous posts...if you've read them, :) ...I love rust!  These are actually metal lids used to seal the heavy cardboard type barrels that I'm sure you've seen around.  I saw 3 of them outside the Thrift Store and I brought them back in to get a price and the clerk...bless her heart...said, "well what about $1.00 for all 3 because they're rusty and not good for anything!"  Too funny! Apparently, she didn't see the excitement in my face having found a treasure!  So, I paid for them and jammed out of there fast before someone asked...."hey, where are those lids for the barrels?"......Whoops!

 This is what I started with and I almost hated to paint over the center but I did.  I love the way it turned out but the next 2 will be painted right over the rust then sealed.  

I first cleaned off a bit of the rust and then painted over the center with black craft paint...the cheapest kind at WalMart is best since it's flat.  Then I printed off the lettering from my computer and used a transfer sheet to trace it onto the metal...then I merely painted with white paint!  I distressed it just a little then finished with my favorite Annie Sloan clear wax.

I drilled a small hole in the rim and made an easy wire hanger

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Wow, what an fun and clever

Wow, what an fun and clever way to repurpose those rusty old lids. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party. Featuring on my FB page this morning:-)

Very very cool project!

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Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for featuring my sign...I've had a lot of page views today! Yay!!!

Thank you! Carlene

Thank you! Carlene

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