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Repurposed Direction Sign

Lately, I’ve been trying to get a few projects done for our own home that I’ve had on my brain. Sometimes it seems like my head is going to explode and it feels good to work on something and be able to mark it off my list. For some reason, I’ve always admired the whimsy of bathroom directional sign. You know, a sort of vintage here-you-go sign. Check out my repurposed direction…hee hee.

Well, I’ve been making a point to work through my stash bit by bit and get creative. Here is what I pulled out as possible repurposed direction sign candidates.

Bits and pieces of reclaimed parts fit perfectly together to make a rustic bathroom directional sign by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

What you see is a wood turning, a small single tree (for a goat?), a rusty old coping saw, and a leftover piece of my treadle sewing machine table. In addition, I also decided to use my rusty saw and sewing machine part (that funky piece of wood).

THE BEFORE

Incidentally, the sewing machine I’m talking about was this rustified beauty.

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

See that board up under the bottom on the right? That’s where my project piece came from. In case you’re wondering, here’s the after of that totally rustic piece…

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Repurposed with Early 1900's Barn Wood Using Weatherwood Stain by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Likewise, you can read all about the makeover in this post.

Okay, so I have an old tool and a piece of wood. In my mind, I wanted them connected together and pointing to our bathroom with vintage typography. In case you didn’t know, I have a thing for typography. Yes, I am still giddy over the chest I just refinished with a hand painted design for my shop. woot! (You can read about the project HERE).

This thrifted Acme cedar chest had seen better days. Now it's an industrial work of art with vintage typography by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY TIME

When I need a graphic, one of the first places I head is to Karen at The Graphics Fairy. She has oodles of FREE images for you for any type of project you are working on. That is where I found the finger I was looking for. (yes, a finger).

First, I use her graphic with some text and made a sign in Photoshop. Next, I used my transfer method, I put it on that piece of wood.

Handmade Bathroom Repurposed Direction Sign | prodigalpieces.com

Finally, once the image was on the wood I get to have my fun-time of hand painting. It’s sort of like therapy for me.

Painting Typography on Repurposed Direction Sign | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I attached the two pieces together and hung it on my wall outside our newly remodeled bathroom. If you haven’t seen our bathroom makeover yet, it’s a must read.

Bathroom Repurposed Direction Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #repurposed #diy #salvaged

Not only is my sign fun and funky, but it also obviously gets the point across. hee hee.

Repurposed Direction Sign from Salvaged Parts by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Now to make use of my other bits and pieces reclaimed “junk” and turned them into repurposed beauties.

SHARE

Additionally, pin and share my repurposed direction sign. Inspire others!

Bits and pieces of reclaimed parts fit perfectly together to make a repurposed direction sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next for  Trash to Treasure Tuesday I will be taking this free handmade trunk and give it a makeover. Hmmm…what will it become? See the after HERE.

A free handmade wooden trunk just needs some funky junk to give it an industrial vibe by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Also, more projects for you like my repurposed direction sign:

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Comments

  1. DEBBIE RICHARDS says

    I have a directional sign IN my bathroom. Not what you were intending but it says ” I aim to keep this bathroom clean. Your aim will help.” I like your sign. It is very nice to look at.

  2. Debrashoppeno5 says

    You have an extraordinary talent for creating art pieces out of items most people would throw out. The sign is really cool.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Debra! I have a hard time not seeing potential and it’s hard to let go. It’s all good in the end, right? 😉

  3. Sherry Fram says

    Love it!! Looks great!

    • Larissa says

      Good for you! Yes, it is fun to take junk and make it jive. 😀

    • Larissa says

      I’m so blessed to get to play in my junk. What better way to create a unique home, right?

    • Larissa says

      Awesome! I think any kind of handmade touch just makes the house a home. 🙂

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