Upcycled Realtor Sign turned Magnet Board
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What child doesn’t like to play with magnets? What parents wants to spend a fortune on an outside magnet board? That’s where this recycled or upcycled realtor sign comes in!
Last Fall I had contacted our realtor to see if he had any old signs just lying around that I could have to help our local Art School advertise. He only had one A-frame or Tent free standing sign, but he also gave me not one but two staked Open House METAL signs. Those signs have been on my porch since last Fall while I tried to figure out what to do with them.
Eureka! I finally figured out how much fun they would be turned into signs for my children’s to use. I knew I wanted to put one next to the playhouse as a restaurant sign, menu board, school board, or whatever they could come up with. Since I own plastic magnetic shapes already and black enamel spray paint I was in business!
I set about scraping the old stickers off the sign and using Goo Gone to get the gunk and stickiness off. I had to resort to vegetable spray to get all the old tape adhesive off but it was well worth it in the end! Princess decided to help with the 2nd sign that needed to be scraped and cleaned.
I made sure to wash the sign front and back and allow to dry completely.
Then I spray painted one side including the legs! I allowed it to dry for 2 hours and then brought it inside over night. The next day I sprayed the other side. (I brought it inside in order to cool and be sure it didn’t get tacky from the sun.)
What else could you do with an old Realtor’s sign?
Chalkboard- paint with chalkboard paint (affiliate link) and attach a cup to hold the chalk.
Art Easel- attach bulldog clips (affiliate link) to the top and allow children to paint outdoors.
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This is very creative and you recycle an ugly sign into a fun board! Thank you for sharing at our All My Bloggy Friends Party !