Saturday, 26 March 2011

Metal photo holder and a giveaway

Today I turned an un-used and forgotten metal sign into a little postcard/photo/memo holder for my craft room.

I had a few of these metal 'BABY' signs left over from my shop stock and I did take them along to one or two sales but ended up with 3 that didn't sell.

They've been in a cupboard waiting for me to do something with now for almost 2 years.

Today I decided, was the day, to revamp one into something useful.

This one started off in a cute little baby blue colour with raised lettering in burnished metal. 

I think the fact that babies grow gives this sign a relatively short lifespan in a childs room. 

Here it is after a couple of coats of Rustoleum spray primer.

And after two coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White.
I wanted to cover the letters but still show the cute little fleur de lys.

I used sand paper and a sanding sponge to rub the paint off on the raised areas and corners to reveal the old paint and the bare metal beneath.  Then I rubbed finishing wax in a dark oak shade all over to age it a little.

Et voila!
Some French postcards held on with cute little magnets, including some of my LOVE pebble ones.



I have two more of these BABY signs left - one in pink and one in blue.

If you want to win one just leave a comment below.  

For an extra chance become a follower, blog about the giveaway or add a link to your sidebar - leave an extra comment for each.

The winner can choose whether you want the sign left in it's original colour (that way you could use it in baby's room then revamp it yourself when you're baby is a big boy or girl!) or you can choose for me to spray it and distress it like mine.   

I'll also include some of my hand made magnets to hold your photos or memo's to the board.

Winner will be chosen at random a week today.
You have until midnight next Saturday to enter.
Good luck!


I'm linking this up to Funky Junk Interiors SNS #74


  1. The sign is cute as a baby sign, but I really like how you repurposed it - it look so cute.

  2. Such a brilliant idea Sam, it looks fabulous, as always. ~ Txx

  3. Great idea. I would love to win this sign! Please pick me!

    Nancy5678 at aol dot com

  4. I would love to win one of your baby signs.

  5. What a lovely giveaway ! I can think of so many crafty ways to alter the sign for display. If I am lucky, I'd chose to have your wonderful distressed touch applied to it.

  6. Sam, I love how you re-purposed that adorable baby sign! And I would love to win one of your baby signs!

    Kat :)

  7. Your sign looks gorgeous and I love it either way (since we are expecting a baby). I'd laove a chance to win Sam! xx

  8. Great idea Sam, and so versatile. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway

  9. Would it be super rude of me to enter this giveaway since I just won your last one. I think I'm becoming a little giveaway snob. ha ha
    So I'm having a giveaway too. Stop by and enter.

  10. What a cute sign!

    you .r it at gmail . com

    (without the spaces and the correct "at" sign)
    Thanks for the contest.


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