It's a Dilly of a Sign!

March 11th, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Loved this Dilly of a sign.  The black and white distressed look was perfect for my kitchen.
And the wall it was intended for needed a little oomph to it.
It was almost perfect for the wall.  The only problem, it was too long.
Solution?  Allow it to hang over one edge and add something  fun to hang from it.
This vintage rope would be usefully in hanging the piece.
And this cool old wheel would be a fun addition.
It doesnt hang over much, but just enough to hang the wheel.
A cute vintage green industrial table with a black and white scale complete the vignette.  Though this wall was a work in the making, I like how it all came together!
Loved this Dilly of a sign.  The black and white distressed look was perfect for my kitchen.

Loved this "Dilly" of a sign.  The black and white distressed look was perfect for my kitchen.

I found this sign at the last JUNKMARKET Style Event, Flea Market Under Glass.  Because there is no pre-selling allowed (we have to save the best for the customers), I had to book it over to Junk Devotions booth shortly after the doors opened.  Sorry, Richard.  I guess I move faster than you :-)  The only problem with it?  It was too long for the wall it was intended for.  Oops....

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette at Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, kitchen, black, farm, brown, paint, holder

Comments (12)

CottageElements writes: Thank you, Queens of Chic, for one fab sign! Let me know if you find any more cool B&W signs. These were amazing!

Lani Posted: 9:31 pm on March 19th
theresaQueensofChic writes: So glad the sign that use to be mine found a good on the hunt for more of the "same" Posted: 10:01 pm on March 16th
alicemom writes: Lani, I tltally agree with Laurel. A super-dooper happy accident. I love how it turned out!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:39 pm on March 16th
Queensofchic writes: Glad it found a good home. It looks better in your kitchen than it did in our shed!
Posted: 5:42 pm on March 16th
RustyDiva writes: Perfect addition to your wall and great creative thinking on adding the wheel! Posted: 11:53 am on March 14th
gypsy writes: I agree...sometimes an asymmetrical "whoops" is very effective! Posted: 2:49 pm on March 12th
CottageElements writes: Jimbo, when I bought that green table, it was like a putrid olive green. I bought it at an occasional sale and they couldn't sell it because of it's icky color. But when I cleaned it up and sanded it down, the green was amazing! Their loss, my gain :-)

Lani Posted: 12:16 pm on March 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, I would have bought the sign too. Black and white is my favorite combination for vintage signage. On top of that the original distress is amazing! The little green table is very cool too.


Posted: 4:35 am on March 12th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: What a great wall! And that sign?!? So cool! AND.. you have room to hang all kinds of little round things all the way to the floor from that wheel... what luck!! :D

Donna Posted: 10:40 pm on March 11th
LisaLoria writes: Super Cool piece. Great pics & Vignette BTW! Posted: 7:59 pm on March 11th
chippingcharm writes: It looks like a "happy accident" to me! I LOVE it with the wheel hanging off, it's even better this way! Smart thinkin' :) Laurel Posted: 3:33 pm on March 11th
shamrockerin writes: looks great! love your whole wall! Posted: 12:15 pm on March 11th
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