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Repurposed Hutch Halloween Sign

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....



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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).


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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.


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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

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20 comments

  1. I am all for repurposing trash into treasure and this looks amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us on Welcome Home Wednesday! We hope that you visit us again next week.

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  2. Love what you did to the leftover part of the hutch! Visiting from What to do Weekends!

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  3. How cute. I'm impressed that you transformed that old door. This is a wonderful Halloween sign. I saw your link at Jody & Stan's Simple & Sweet Fridays party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Hi Ann! It makes you think about doors in a whole new light! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Awesome use of that old glass door. I like the paint effect on the glass and leaving the hinges on gives it a nice old/rustic touch.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty linky party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open for the current party through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/09/11/home-matters-linky-party-54/

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    1. Hi Alayna! The hinges allow me to hang it with spooky chains. ;) Thank you for inviting me! I'd love to!

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  5. Such a brilliant idea, would never have thought to use a glass door that way! Love the halloween sign :-) Thanks for sharing at #frifree4all

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  6. You are so creative! I am in love with all your projects, following on Instagram and hungry to see more!!!

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  7. I LOVE this!! How creative and I love the old school spooky vibe. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Dream. Create. Inspire. Party. I've pinned and shared and would love to have you join us again tonight. http://tastefullyfrugal.org/2015/09/dream-create-inspire-link-15.html

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    1. Ah, thank you for sharing Sydney! This project was a fun one and my kids think it's "spooky" too. :) ! I'd love to come party again. Thank you!

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  8. Loving everything about this one, the typography is great! Where did you find that cool stencil?

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    1. It was a custom vinyl sign. I wish I could remember the font name for you... I created this back in Oct. 2013. ;)

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  9. Love that sign! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  10. I love that sign!! I think is about time to bring my Cameo to work, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks, Pili! I hope you create something amazing with it!

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