Too Shabby to be Chic??

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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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  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 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 I posted “dolled up” to the party:)

  13. Hi Carrie
    No I don´t think so,,,it´s cool :)
    and do not miss…..




    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  14. That is pretty awesome! I love the title of your post by the way. -That’s what made me click on your link :)


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