You guys! I’m so excited to share these easy scrap molding signs with you! Sometimes projects are accidental around My Repurposed Life! While cleaning the garage out, I found a couple of small pieces of molding that I just couldn’t get rid of. I'm not sure what kind of molding this is. I don’t think it’s crown molding because it doesn’t have definitive “wall” and “ceiling” profiles. Loving it so much, I will be on the lookout for more of it when I visit Vendors’ Village.
Scrap decorative trim board
I searched my archives to find the project I used this on originally and I couldn’t find it. Since it’s a scrap piece, I’m sure I used the larger piece on a former project. It’s difficult to tell from the picture but this scrap molding is about 12-14 inches long.
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Angle ends of board on miter saw
The picture is a little askew, but I cut it on my miter saw on a 45° angle. Cutting it this way gives the scrap molding a better profile, making it prettier.
I cut off the smallest amount possible.
I found a scrap 1x and ripped it on the table saw to make it small enough to create a little shelf. At this time I was still planning on making this scrap molding into a key holder.
Add header to top of decorative trim board
I used Gorilla Wood Glue and my nail gun to attach the small 1x shelf onto the scrap molding.
Paint and glaze decorative trim board project
I mentioned I had two pieces of scrap molding in my stash. They are totally different, but equally pretty. I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint to paint both of the scrap molding pieces.
I painted the key racks white… but as I was painting them and holding them upside down—it hit me. They would make the perfect shelf sitter signs. After painting them white, I used a cheap chip brush to apply my favorite smoked glaze to get the perfect color! (I guess I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures)
Project ideas and a video of "how to glaze painted furniture and more"
I made vinyl sayings with my Silhouette Portrait. I use painter’s tape when I transfer small phrases to my projects. These are the sayings I cut out. “Grateful. Thankful. Blessed” “Stay Awhile” and “Let’s Stay Home” as well as my branding in the font I use on the blog.
I love how the STAY AWHILE scrap molding sign looks! I bought the phrase on Etsy.
This Grateful Thankful Blessed sign makes me smile! That glaze? I can’t stop using it. I’m still on my first can and it’s lasting a really long time.
This crown molding sign was a little different. If there’s any interest I explain how I made soon.
I made a My Repurposed Life small crown molding sign. Someone actually tried to buy it at Glendale 2017!
Have you ever seen signs made out of scrap molding? Would you have done signs or key racks? As I said at the beginning of this post, these projects were accidental. Sometimes it pays to hold a project upside down!
Grateful. Thankful. Blessed. Headboard sign
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
These are adorable! Love that they are made of scraps some would throw away.
Note: Be sure to say "Shelf Sitter" very carefully! 🙂
hahahah It was even hard to type! Bet you can't say it three times fast. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
really cute. love how it turned out!
Gail I think it’s base boards, or some call them mop boards. One house we had we needed to clean up after a flood the night before we moved in 30 years ago. My husband’s boss had just had a gorgeous house built. He came to the rescue with all the extra base board and some dry wall that was left. It was so kind.
I really like this! I don't have any molding like this but I see pieces like this often at my local ReStore. Nice job!
Thank you Lauren! I'm going to look for more, and try to find out what it's called.