DIY Home Address Plaque

DIY Home Address Plaque
Time again for another Silhouette Challenge and this month the theme is Outdoors and Green… well let's see what I came up with this time...

I started off with a cute but small chalkboard from the thrift store.. It was okay… but I wanted to put my  stamp of PATINA on it…

Here is what you will need...
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • adhesive shelf lining paper
  • paint of your choice
  • black and white paint to imitate chalkboard and chalk
  • stencil brush or makeup wedge sponge

Here are the steps that I used to get the final sign…
1.) Clean your piece well before painting.
2.) Paint chalkboard area with black acrylic or chalkboard paint.
3.) Determine the size and fonts that you will use in your Silhouette program.
4.) Use your Silhouette to cut out the vinyl (I used adhesive shelf liner) and remove the numbers and individual letters. Use a clear adhesive transfer paper or transparent shelf liner to transfer the left over stencil onto your piece.
5.) Once  your "stencil" is in place, carefully remove transparent paper.
6.) Now you are ready to paint your "chalkboard" lettering using a makeup wedge sponge or a stencil brush. You may want to wait until it is dry to remove the stencil carefully so as not to smudge the freshly painted areas.

When I removed the stencil and saw the finished plaque, I found that the white daisies were making it a little too busy and detracting from the address. And since I wanted the white address to stand out, I painted the flowers black. I also added some black to the edges and a little bit more of a vibrant green to make it more interesting.
I love how it looks on my friend's porch! 
I was just using it as an example and wanted to use her home as the backdrop to photograph it and she fell in love with it. It looks as though it was meant for the space. I didn't even remember that the frame of her porch door was painted black.

The bottom of the little chalkboard has a little edge that you can add a little basket to fill with flowers or whatever you would like. I will repost as soon as I get the opportunity to go back to see my friend.

"ESPOIR" is French for HOPE. Hope I have inspired you to rethink something thrifted and repurpose it into a cute Address Sign for your home!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Update Your MailboxA Watering Can With PersonalityYARDZEE! A Bucket of Fun for Family and Friends!DIY Home Address PlaqueFree Flying Lessons Witchy Halloween Sign with {FREE CUT FILE}Shabby Chic 'Happy Fall' Pumpkin Door Hanger: My Girly GourdGlow In The Dark PumpkinsHow Does Your Garden Grow? A decorated Planter.Outdoor Fall Welcome SignNautical Personalized CoolerA "Green" Mailbox MakeoverSeed Packet Storage Tin"Something Wicked" Porch BannerCatch-a-Bug Box Southwester & Outdoorsy DIY Coasters
1. From Whine to Whine // 2. Small Stuff Counts // 3. Comfort and Yum // 4. Patina Paradise // 5. My Paper Craze // 6. Where The Smiles Have Been // 7. Practically Functional // 8. Get Silvered // 9. DIYJustCuz {Brittany} // 10. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 11. Crafty Bonds // 12. Two Purple Couches // 13. Tried & True // 14. It Happens in a Blink // 15. DIY Just Cuz {Sam}

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  1. I love it! What a clever way to repurpose a thrift store find. Great job!

  2. This is a fabulous transformation - I really love the painted finish on the frame, everything ties in so well.

  3. This is a really cool idea! I would've never thought to turn a thrift store chalkboard into an address sign! Very clever :)

  4. Absolutely inspiring. I'm already planning a copycat version on something similar, but not the same. Thanks for posting this makeover.

  5. Looks great!! It definitely looks like it was made for your friend's porch. Good job!

  6. I love it. It turned out really great.

  7. I love all things thrifted but I never would have thought of this! Looks great!

  8. This turned out very nicely. Also, what a great thrift store find. I think adding the personal touch definitely improved it over all :)

  9. That plaque looks like it was custom made for your friends' house! What a lovely idea. You totally turned a thrift store find into fabulous!

  10. Wow, it's perfect! Love how you changed the flowers to black. I always wanted a silhouette but never won in any of those giveaways!

  11. Thank you ladies for your kind comments! Hope to have inspired you!

  12. AWESOME! I love a good thrift store find makeover! Pinning!

  13. Love love love it Lucy! I would have never thought to turn that thrift store chalkboard into a house sign! The black flowers compliment her black door beautifully. You must've made your friend very happy that day!

  14. Lucy,
    I hope your friend loves it as much as I do. I am sure she does. You have such a talent for seeing the good in everything old or new(old). The piece you now has a history that you created.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

  15. This is awesome - the black really makes this piece pop. Fantastic transformation!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  16. Looks great. I love this DIY project. The visitors will be impressive with this cute Home Address Plaque. Thanks.

  17. I need this!!!! I am always looking for solutions to makeover address plaque. Great idea.

  18. Looks great. I like this DIY project very much. I'm doing some research on DIY project. I want to do something like that for my family. But I have no idea now. Your table looks so cute. I love it.

  19. I've always fancied making one of these so glad to know how easy it is to create myself! Thanks for sharing the details here.