Thursday, January 7, 2016

Saw Blade Coffee Sign

Choice of rusty hand saws

Oiled the handles

The saw handle with the mark of red paint (so that the owner could find his saw after it had been sent in for sharpening on the job) was given a coating of hemp oil.

The second saw was oiled with Olive Oil and both were polished. The wood was very dry and absorbed the oil quickly.

Wiped the blades to remove loose rust.

Stencilled COFFEE on the red marked saw.

After lightly adding clear wax and carefully (with a very light hand) polishing this sign did 'tone down' somewhat.

Next I added a bit of black outline to the one side of the letters and again lightly waxed the entire saw/handle (both sides) and polished, being careful not to get the white letters too dirty from the rust.

Tried the Coffee Sign on Welsh Dresser


Rusty old hand saw CeCeCaldwell Antique White Chalk type paint

CeCeCaldwell Clear Wax
Stencil brush, fine lining brush
Hemp Oil and Olive Oil and clean rags
Newspaper, paper towels

Repurposed, useful.

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  1. I like how you transformed this rusty old saw into wall art!

  2. How clever of you. Never would have thought of that. Smart lady.

  3. Awesome! You have great ideas. Never would have thought of this, but love it!

  4. I love this idea!!! I have several handsaws that I have painted scenes on but not a one that has been stenciled!! I plan on fixing that this year!!!

  5. Love it Joy. I especially like the red dripping paint. Your stenciling just keeps getting more interesting all the time.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. I like this a lot!! Lovely inspiration! I just completed my first hand painted sign. It was fun. Best wishes and Happy New Year. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  7. this is such a clever idea. I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ( you can link up through Saturday midnight)

  8. I love it! Very unique and quite a conversation piece.

  9. So creative Joy! Pinning to our Features and Favorites board--thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. Joy, I love the coffee very clever too. Blessings to you and yours. xoxo,Susie

  11. I do not drink coffee, but love this sign on the upcycled saw.

  12. Love how the coffee stencil turned out on your saw, Joy! Super cool and very unique twist! Thanks for continuing to showcase your talents with my Old Sign Stencils! :)

  13. Love this! It's so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Have a great week!

  14. Love this upcycle idea and it looks perfect for a rustic coffee station. Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinning to share.

  15. This is great! I have an old saw I have been wanting to paint on, I have this stencil, hmmm... Thanks for linking up to The Talk of the Town party!

  16. I love this! It is so cute! I love the vintage look of the coffee sign and how custom it can be! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I cannot wait to see what you link up next week!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your post with the #fleamarketfriday link up party! I have featured it today in this week's party! I hope you can join in again! Have a great day...Brooke from

  18. You are so clever. I would never have thought to use a saw for a sign. Now you have me thinking that I might paint a sign on one of our old saws and hang it in the garden.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for Sharing Your Cup!

  19. Great choice with the dripping red paint. Your photos look great!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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