Transforming a Thrift Store Find to a Train Station Sign

I found this great sign at the thrift store for $1.00,
but it said something silly like 
"Kiss the Chef"

I'm no chef but I bought it anyway. 

I re-painted, sanded and distressed the old sign. 

I just love those signs at the train station telling you which
station you're pulling into.

So I used the chef sign to create one. 

I painted the name of a local town along our railroad route onto the board.

All aboard!

All for a buck.

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  1. Susan it's perfect, love that frame around the edge and the price can't be beat.

  2. That's a wonderful deal! Great job in the transformation too!

  3. I've course I'm with you. But I wanna know how you did the lettering...

  4. I'm right there, Susan! Great idea; this would make a great gift for someone, too. Say, someone who moved from Long Island to Ohio. . . ; )

  5. I love to do that a sign for the "good bones", then change it. Very thrifty!

  6. This is an awesome little project. Thanks for your sweet comment today. Enjoyed your visit.

  7. I love that you found that for a buck and made something so pretty! I am a new follower from Homemaker in Heels. Vicky from Mess For Less

  8. Sorry I am getting over late to let you know--You've been featured at in my Saturday Showcase.



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