Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Repurposed sign

This was a Roadside Treasure

 I'm sorry I don't have a before picture.  This was a twin bed, the footboard end.  Me & the hubby broke apart  disassembled the side posts & stacked the top, bottom & support piece from the headboard, then screwed them all together.  I love the shape of it. 

Once I had this all secure I gave it two coats of ASCP in Graphite.  Then I found this great graphic from graphicfairy.com.  This was a bit of a challenge to transfer the image on black.  After several attempts I found that white chalk worked the best to transfer the graphic.  Then I painted it in by hand, added some cute stenciling, waxed & buffed.

I have the headboard end painted & ready to go.

Now all I need is the perfect graphic.  I'll keep you posted on what I do with this.  Have a great day!  Dee


  1. Love your sign Dee! I've enjoyed my visit and am now one of your newest followers.

  2. Love the idea of using a headboard for a sign! Following now so I don't miss anything. ~ Maureen

  3. Awesome, and love the dark piece with light print. :D

    Thanks for sharing :D
    Via: Brag Monday at GraphicsFairy,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois at WHYCUZICAN