Friday, March 18, 2016

Hot Coffee Now Open 6-3

If you need a hot coffee fix between the hours of 6am-3pm, you've come to the right place. Just follow the arrow 
down the hall to the left, then let your nose be the guide.
stenciled hot coffee sign with Old Sign Stencils
I knew this old carrying case lid would be a good candidate for a rustic looking sign, so I went right to my stencil stash and pulled out a couple of Old Sign Stencils from Funky Junk Interiors.


repurposed carrying case lid
This is the lid of the very heavy and grungy looking carrying case I started with.

Turn an old carrying case lid into a hot coffee sign
The lid was painted with a thin coat of black acrylic paint, then stenciled with white acrylic paint for an old chalkboard look. I was careful not to cover up the rusty corners or hinges.

repurposed carrying case lid turned into an advertising sign
I used a combination of three different Old Sign Stencils: Coffee, Antiques, and Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa.
So easy to mix and match!

how to hang a sign
The holes in the hinges were just large enough to accommodate the thick paper-covered wire.

Turn an old carrying case into a cool display
Remember the other half? You can check out my Trash to Treasure Cubbies post from last month to see what this old case used to carry.

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20 comments:

  1. Love it! I really like how you use every part of an item that you can!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. It looks so great...I love how you used the hinges to hang it!

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  3. I love the sign very much, Betsy and I'd like to order one large coffee, please. :)
    Have a happy weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  4. I love how you retained the industrial look of the lid. Perfect!
    I really must check in to getting some stencils.

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  5. Love your creative trash to treasure!

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  6. Love your sign, love my coffee!
    Brenda

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  7. Nothing ever gets wasted at your house. That lid as a sign is too fun!

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  8. I agree -- no one would ever find any "treasures" in your trash -- you find such wonderful uses for everything!

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  9. I'll never look at a carrying case/suitcase lid the same again. What vision you have! I love the "chalkboard" look... great job on the other half of the case, too!

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  10. This one is just right for me. I'm a morning person and always looking for an early morning coffee fix :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. YOU are so COOL. I am kinda freaking out with how much I adore this one!

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  12. Really do like this sign! Very different piece~

    Judy

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  13. Never would have thunk of it myself lol Great idea and even greater sign! xoKathleen

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  14. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Dbe

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  15. How sweet this is and to use both pieces so differently. Love them both!

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  16. Hi Betsy! Just popping back in to say thanks so much for sharing your fabulous sign at Vintage Charm.

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