Repurposed Direction Sign

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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. I’ve always admired the whimsy of bathroom directional sign – 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 and 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

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. I decided to use my rusty saw and sewing machine part (that funky piece of wood).

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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 it 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

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, and am still giddy over the chest I just refinished with a hand painted design for my shop. (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

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).

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

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

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.

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

After I was done with the painting, 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.

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

It’s fun and funky…and obviously gets the point across. hee hee.

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

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

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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 wil take 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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12 Comments

  • DEBBIE RICHARDS

    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.

    November 4, 2015 at 6:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…love it. 😀

      November 4, 2015 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

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

    November 4, 2015 at 7:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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? 😉

      November 4, 2015 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    Love it!! Looks great!

    November 4, 2015 at 8:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Sherry! 🙂

      November 5, 2015 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Gina Keesling

    Love this! I am all for repurposing even the most useless appearing things, but I must admit I looked at your first picture and saw no potential whatsoever in those items – great job. We did a little of that here a while back in our Emergency Media Stand project https://ginakeesling.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/rob-and-the-emergency-media-stand/

    November 4, 2015 at 9:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      November 5, 2015 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Mary-In the boondocks

    Haha!! Love it. Only you can come up with these beauties!

    November 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      November 5, 2015 at 5:57 am Reply
  • Marie at The Interior Frugalista

    I made a Powder Room Sign last year, but I’m liking yours much better Larissa!

    November 5, 2015 at 12:08 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      November 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm Reply

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