Nov 162012
 

Ok, so I have good eyes.  Not braggin’…just sayin’.  I can spot a bargain or a curbside find a mile away!!  So, the last time I was in WV with my parents, I spotted this sign mixed with some other trash on the embankment of a river.  I hopped out of the van and picked up this {beauty?}.

I think my dad had a moment of wonder, as to whether I had completely lost my mind or not, but he smiled as I put it in the van.
I know it is a bit rustic or well just down right rusty, but I like it! I am HUGE Diet Pepsi fan and inexpensive Pepsi memorabilia is hard to come by!

Anyway, I took some mild cleaner and a scrub brush and was able to get the loose rust off to reveal some of the color underneath and touched it up a teeny bit with paint.

I know it’s still pretty shabby but that’s why I’m callin’ out to you.

I hung it in my hallway with some other shabby aged goodies and wanted your take on it.

Is it too shabby to be chic?
What do you think?

 

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  14 Responses to “Too Shabby to be Chic??”

  1. Nope, I was watching one of those picker shows the other night, those signs go for a fortune!

    Plus it really is pop culture history!

  2. I think it looks awesome! I would want it to look a bit aged like that. Looks sweet in the hallway too.

  3. Considering your theme, I think it works! If you check out this link http://housepretty.blogspot.ca/2011/11/my-big-reveal.html to one of my posts, there's something way down at the bottom of the page, that you might think is kind of cool.

  4. I LOVE it! And I love Pepsi too, so it’s my kind of decor!

  5. I think it looks kind of scary with all the rust but its your found treasure and you love it and that’s what makes it awesome:)

  6. Personally, I like it. If you like it, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?

  7. I really think that is adorable! Then again I LOVE anything vintage :)

  8. I just came across your blog today and I LOVE the Pepsi sign. I used to collect Pepsi, but as I’m getting older I got rid of almost all of it. I still have a few pieces. So it’s nice to see someone else not on the Coke bandwagon, lol. And honestly, I would have picked up the sign too. You did a great job with it.

  9. I like it. You did a great job of bringing the colour up just enough to make it interesting. I’d probably seal the sign with a clear matte fixative in order to prevent it from deteriorating further.

  10. I like it, too. I think there’s beauty in the rescue, the work, and the story. Love projects like this!

  11. In my humble opinion…rust makes everything better…history ;) Great find!

  12. Not too shabby!!!!!! Pinned:) I love old signs too. Following your blog. Follow me too at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/11/dolled-up-for-christmas.html I posted “dolled up” to the party:)

  13. Hi Carrie
    No I don´t think so,,,it´s cool :)
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  14. That is pretty awesome! I love the title of your post by the way. -That’s what made me click on your link :)

    -Robyn, rufflyribbons.blogspot.com

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