Reversible Upcycled Kitchen Sign: Self Serve Only!

It’ s been awhile since I’ve shared on the blog. I ran out of steam there for awhile, but I’m back with a project I’ve been planning for some time, and finally got around to: my self serve sign for the kitchen.

We’re slowly but surely making some changes to our builder grade home, like a new back splash that we love. Still, I thought the kitchen needed a little more character.DIY Upcycled Self Serve Sign for the Kitchen | Five Marigolds

I used a scrap of wood and had my husband make a DIY frame, just like we made for our engineer print gallery. I stained the base and frame with engineer print gallery. in Early American, just like our Proverbs 31 canvas frame.

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Then, I dry brushed the sign with some flat white base paint and sanded to give it a old, weathered look.DIY Upcycled Self Serve Kitchen Sign | Five Marigolds

I decided to print the words on paper and used a Sharpie to make a rough stencil. I then used some leftover chalkboard paint to fill in the letters. DIY Upcycled Self Serve Sign for the Kitchen | Five Marigolds

I sanded it one more time to keep that weathered feel. I love my self serve sign!DIY Upcycled Self Serve Sign for the Kitchen | Five Marigolds

I couldn’t decide what phrase I wanted to use for this project, so I decided to make the sign reversible.

For the back side, I used the same stain and sanded paint for my base, but I wanted a more polished look for my letters. I cut these vinyl letters on my silhouette and stuck them on.DIY Upcycled Good Eats Kitchen Sign | Five Marigolds

What do you think of my budget kitchen art? What phrase would you put on your kitchen sign?




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28 thoughts on “Reversible Upcycled Kitchen Sign: Self Serve Only!

  1. Tina says:

    Love your sign! I am not sure what I would put on mine.. Kitchen closed maybe lol Every time I just get it cleaned it seems like someone is back for more 🙂

  2. Sheila Jo says:

    Sign looks great and it gives me an idea: My parents are retired from running a gas station. May see if I can dig up an old Self Serve sign from the pumps and make something similar for their kitchen! Thanks!

  3. Bree says:

    Love your budget kitchen! Who says it has to be expensive to have a cute kitchen?!
    I actually would put Good Eats too, reminds me of Alton Brown’s show I love on Food Network 🙂

  4. Elizabeth O says:

    I love your DIY finished project and even more so, your beautiful kitchen. I think it’s a smart move to have two options for display.

  5. gigi says:

    What a great project! I love both sides, but I am really inspired by the “self serve”! I think I will make something like that and put it over our coffee maker for when we have houseguests! I think if I make one, I will write the words in French “servez-vous” cos I love that phrase! Thank you for inspiring me!

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