A repurposed real estate sign giveaway

Some friends recently let me have one of their real estate yard signs, and I had some fun transforming it into a chalkboard. Now I’m giving it away. Do you want it?

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This piece is roughly 2’8″ wide and 2’x2″ high. It’s perfect for an office, bedroom, garage or wherever. Here is a quick video so you can better see the project since the photos don’t quite bring out all the color. Watch below (or here):

real estate sign transformation detailed steps

My Process: I split the post, removed graphics on one side, built the frame, used a distressed painting technique (which is why the frame looks older), and then glued the sign and frame together with Liquid Nails. I kept the reverse side intact to pay tribute to the original use. Thank you Brandy & Whitney of FAM Real Estate for letting me do this.

The Contest: This is open to anyone in the Sacramento area. It’s okay if we don’t know each other. As long as you live within 30-40 minutes or so of Downtown Sacramento, we can meet up near your work or home. Otherwise we can meet in public near Sacramento if you’re not local. If this goes over well and I build something again, I’ll be sure to make something smaller (easier to mail) and open up the contest nationally since I know many readers are out of state (thank you).

enter contest graphic purchased by 123rfdotcom and used with permission - by sacramento appraisal blog - 2003 Ways to ENTER THE CONTEST:

  1. Leave a comment below (1 entry)
  2. Share this post on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or Google+ (2 entries each)
  3. Subscribe to my blog (5 entries)

You can do all three if you wish, but please let me know what you did by commenting below or sending me an email. If you share on Twitter and mention me, I’ll know already (@SacAppraiser). I’ll tally up all entries and randomly select one winner on May 27. Good luck everyone. Thanks for entering.

UPDATED: Congratulations to Realtor Meghan Wood for winning the chalkboard contest. I’ll reach out and get the board to you soon. Thank you everyone for entering to win – whether here or other social places.

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Question: What else do you think could be built from a real estate sign?

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    • says

      Thanks so much Meghan. Your are too kind. I appreciate you sharing on G+ too. I’m guessing you’ve probably experimented with chalkboard paint before. One of my sons has an entire wall in his room painted with chalkboard paint. It’s fun.

    • says

      Thanks so much Heather. I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing on Twitter too. I wasn’t sure if you would resonate with the blue since it is not “Ostrom Orange”. 🙂

    • says

      True, Joe. Glad to hear you’re busy Joe. It was interesting hearing from the architect tonight. It was reassuring too that he could not easily label the design of some of the homes since many had multiple influences.


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