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
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!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.