Got these plaques a couple of years ago. Actually liked these ‘as is’, but still intended to re-do them.
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the center part where the writing was is a separate and raised piece; so it was easy to sand all of that off with an orbital sander.
The hardest part of this do-over was matching the paint to the background. First I painted the center black, then Ivory. While it’s not an exact match to the border, but distressing the center and letting some black show through; you don’t really notice the slight color difference.
I think they tuned out pretty darn good!!
I left the original hanger on the back and just added another to hang the horizontally.
NOW I’m kinda wishin’ I had MORE of the to re-do!!