Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Headboard sign...

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a great week!  Things are finally getting back to normal since all the visitors this summer.  And boy do I have work to do.  With the unbearable heat wave, I'm not as far along in my building of craft fair items as I would like to be.   
Do you remember me showing this headboard to you that my dear aunt Barb found and gave to me for free? Well, it's really too small and really light weight to become a headboard bench.  So I had an idea to make a sign out of it instead.

So I cut the legs off and painted it with ASCP in Old White and distressed it some.
But now my dilemma is what to do with it?  I could make a sign or I could turn it on it's side and do some sort of Subway sign.  But this is what I did....

I hand painted the sign and then added pegs to the bottom for hanging coats or bags.  I'm envisioning it in someone's entry way.  The pegs at the bottom are the bottom 3 1/2" of the legs of a chair that was broken.  I cut them off, drilled a hole with a spade bit to recess the pegs into the board, added glue, then screwed them in from behind.  When the glue was dry I painted the pegs to match the sign and there you have it.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Well, I've got to get back out to the shop and paint and sand some benches, not in that order.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Lovely work! The fact that you paint all this stuff out of your head amazes me.

  2. well, imagine that! I headboard turned into a sign! hahahah
    I can't stop doing it! lol
    Love, love your sign! I wish I could paint!

  3. This is such a cute sign! Love the bird and the hooks at the bottom.- I wish I could free hand like that!

    bee blessed