If inexpensive and unique Halloween decor is up your alley, we're glad that you're here!
A few months ago I showed you how I dissected a hutch and turned it into a buffet. If you’re interested you can read about The Ohio Hutch project here.
After I was finished my sweet husband turned to me and said, “Now we can get rid of that top part, right?” I knew what he wanted… he wanted his garage back. To him the left over hutch top looked useless. I gave him a smile and just shook my head. “That’s got a potential of uses.” One of which I’ll share with you today.
Long glass doors are perfect for holiday signs. It just so happens that Halloween is just around the corner… Perfect! I needed a Halloween sign for our front porch. We turned this into this....
Are you interested in making one of these!? It's easy!
Repurposed Hutch Halloween Sign Tutorial
1. Take the doors off the hutch by unscrewing the doors from the hutch. Leave the hinges attached do the door.
2. Paint the door frame with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Graphite and then apply dark wax.
3. Select or create your favorite Halloween typography or graphs. Create a mirror image, then print them onto vinyl.
4. Take the sticky back off and center it onto the back of the glass making sure the hinges are placed at the top (position of hinges become important later on).
5. Use a rubber scraper (I used my Pampered Chef scraper) and all kinds of arm muscles to rub the top of the vinyl really good. This step is important. If you skip it the vinyl will stick to the top layer of the paper as you’re peeling it away.
6. Once the vinyl is on, paint a few light coats of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Old White over the lettering. Once it's dry, carefully peel the vinyl away and then paint Graphite over the entire glass.
7. Hang your sign from some small S hooks and chain and hang it from your window or door to add some spooky vintage flair to your Halloween decor.
A big THANK YOU to Huffington Post for featuring this project! Thirty Eighth Street wishes you a BOOtiful halloween season this year with your families!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street