Vintage Caster Easel with Bon Ami sign

August 11th, 2009 in member junk     
1 user recommends

Such an easy, quick project & the payoff is great! I generally hate easels as they are unattractive and I feel take away from whatever I am displaying on it.  This one is perfect!
Quite by accident (HAPPY accident) the slogan, Hasnt scratched yet fits right between the casters.
The sign by itself. 
It is obviously hand painted and then had stick-on letters applied to it.  I assume that someone at a general store or an independent grocery made it to advertise in the store.  I think it is folky & adorable.  I had actually never heard of this product, but it is an abrasive cleanser similar to Comet apparently. (it seems everyone I know knew about it, but me)
detail of the sign
another detail shot of the sign
Such an easy, quick project & the payoff is great! I generally hate easels as they are unattractive and I feel take away from whatever I am displaying on it.  This one is perfect!

Such an easy, quick project & the payoff is great! I generally hate easels as they are unattractive and I feel take away from whatever I am displaying on it.  This one is perfect!


This design is from the Junk Market Style magazine, (which makes me salivate every time I open it) and I just happened to find a place that sold antique casters for $3 per pair right after I saw the project, so I had to give it a try.  The wood came from a broken, vintage picture frame and some pieces from a tiny, itty-bitty table that split in half on me. (never leave already warped, old wood furniture on your porch during monsoon season)  The Bon Ami sign was free at a yard sale of an antiques dealer, by far the BEST kind of yard sale...


posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, yellow, easel, caster, DIY, kitsch, display, folk, home decor, advertising, bon ami, chicken

Comments (8)

georgiamoon writes: I have always wanted to do this project. It's not like I don't have casters but I never got around to it. Thanks for the renewed inspiration. Yours turned out great! Georgia Posted: 8:16 pm on August 14th
fellowjunker writes: This turned out beautifully...........I definitely want to try this project!!
xojanis Posted: 12:21 pm on August 12th
pmorse writes: How cool! And that Bon Ami graphic is awesome!! Posted: 10:53 am on August 12th
CottageElements writes: Great job on this project! I agree with you and Laurel on the JMS books. They are very inspiring!

Lani Posted: 11:56 pm on August 11th
smiller0529 writes: Love it! Posted: 9:22 pm on August 11th
alicemom writes: Love it! I like the idea of easy and quick and rewarding!
Thanks for your show & tell.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:45 pm on August 11th
chippingcharm writes: Your version looks great too! I agree about the JMS books, very inspiring...I see something new everytime I look at them! Take care, Laurel Posted: 4:02 pm on August 11th
RustyDiva writes: Very cool! The graphics on the sign are awesome ~ great work. Posted: 12:59 pm on August 11th
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