Here is the before picture along with other trophy parts that I repurposed.
First I sanded the wood.
Then I painted the wood using this recipe for chalk paint.
CHALK PAINT RECIPE
ONE CUP LATEX PAINT
ADD 1/4 CUP BAKING SODA
USE 2 COATS TO COVER
After the paint was dry (it dries very fast) I sanded again.
I love these numbers that I purchased at Michaels craft store, I found them in the dollar bin. The grass cord I purchased at Target in the garden section. I love this stuff! It is made with all natural material and can hold up to 22 lbs.
For a simple way to hang:I used picture hangers on the back of my sign and threaded the cord through the hangers
I painted the stars with gold metallic craft paint
I sanded and painted the wooden numbers. I used the color Refreshing - Americana Decor Chalky Finish from DecoArt. The holes were already in place, I simply added two cup hooks and hung an antique skeleton key from one.
If you are looking for more ideas on repurposed trophies just click on the links below to see more of my projects!