Our New Sign

March 28th, 2011 in member junk     
BigMike BigMike, member
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Completed sign before distressing.
The headboard cut down and painted black
The white decal applied.
Decal applied
Removing the decal after white paint
Completed sign before distressing.

Completed sign before distressing.

We had a headboard we got at an auction for $1.00  We tore it apart and repurposed everything.  We cut the headboard down, painted it black, applied vinyl decals for lettering, overpainted with white then removed the decals to let the black show through.  We've distressed it and it hangs proudly outside our shop.  Total cost as $21.00!

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (8)

jules writes: I think this is absolutely adorable! Posted: 12:18 pm on April 27th
junkermidge writes: Your sign is gorgeous! And to think it started from $1 headboard.
Midge Posted: 6:26 pm on April 3rd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
Beautiful! Just love the shape of the headboard. You couldn't have chosen a more perfect base for one lovely sign. :)

Posted: 9:05 am on April 2nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great idea, I never would have guessed it was a headboard, either. Posted: 1:05 pm on March 31st
JunkArchitect writes: I've had an old headboard hanging around for twenty years and haven't been able to come up with a good idea for repurposing until now...great job...and thanks!

Posted: 9:58 am on March 30th
InkByTheBarrel writes: Best of all, until you said it was a headboard, I couldn't tell what it's former life was. Posted: 9:16 am on March 30th
bluebucket writes: What a great re-invention of a headboard and at such a great cost. I need a sign for our lane so I'll be off to the next aution or thrift store to find a headboard. Thanks for the inspiration.
doreen Posted: 7:49 am on March 30th
MakinItHappen writes: That is beautiful! You really do nice work, and what a great use of a headboard. Posted: 9:37 am on March 29th
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