As I have mentioned before, I buy many of my sign making stencils from “Maison de Stencils”. If you have been considering making some signs of your own, NOW is the time to buy them during their biggest sale of the year with 40% off ALL stencils. Click on the link to go to the site and get the ‘code’ for the sale.
As for my ‘to paint of not to paint’ conundrum, all your comments have convinced me to NOT paint them. At least not before I TRY to sell them ‘as is’. I think I just get a tad ‘nervous’ about buying / selling PINK, because it has NEVER sold well for me. sigh.
Back when we had our own shop, and I was able to divide the floor into multiple little vignettes, I had a cute little PINK area. Pink furniture and accessories, all arranged in a room-like setting. I got more comments and ‘OOOoo00oooohs’ and “Ahhhhhhs!” on that pink area . . . .but nothing ever SOLD!!
And even when I took the ‘pink stuff’ to a show after our store closed, none of it sold. I eventually gave up, repainted all the pink furniture and it sold right away. Hence, my ambivalence over the pink on the vintage plaster cherub plaques. But, I SHALL take your advice and see if they sell ‘as is’ before I potentially ‘ruin them’ by painting them all white.
I’ll be taking my Valentine inventory to my booth at Stars soon, and will include the cherub plaques.