When we moved into this house, one of the things I was concerned about is adding nails in the walls. I know it may seem like a small thing to some but a girl’s got to be able to have some freedom to decorate right? So far, I have not added much as I am still figuring out where and what I actually want to add. But that blank space over the pantry was calling for something. I wanted to add some kind of sign but was not sure what I wanted it to say – market, grocery, pantry, etc. Eventually, I decided to stick to the real word and create an easy ‘pantry’ sign to hang above it.
Here was my blank wall. Doesn’t it look like it needed something there?
I used a re-purposed sign and painted over it. Then printed out the word ‘pantry’ in Microsoft to write on the panted wood. You can find a similar full tutorial here. Total cost for this project was zero as I already had everything on hand . Well of course, I had to buy them at some point but you get the idea.
I could not wait to fill that blank space once I was satisfied with the look. It is the perfect size – not too large and not too tiny. It is an easy update to the space and that blank wall is not staring at me every time I’m the kitchen.
I am realizing that small home updates do not have to cost a fortune. Would it have been easy to go find a sign at a store? Maybe so and maybe not. Sometimes trying to find the right item at the right sore takes a while. I saved money and time by creating this simple one.
What do you think? Was this an easy enough addition that even you could do? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!