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.
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).
Incidentally, the sewing machine I’m talking about was this rustified beauty.
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…
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).
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. Next, I used my transfer method, I put it on that piece of wood.
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.
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.
Not only is my sign fun and funky, but obviously gets the point across. hee hee.
Now to make use of my other bits and pieces reclaimed “junk” and turned them into repurposed beauties.
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