Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage Headboard Sign

I found an old wood twin bed at a garage sale a few weeks ago. I got it for $5 because a rat had actually chewed on the top of the bed post. I was mainly intrigued by the head and footboard and loved the shape. I knew just what I wanted to do with it! My dad took it apart for me and I sanded it really good with an electric sander. I got most of the stain off, but left some on for added character.


I printed out the name of the hotel that my hubby and I stayed in on our first anniversary. It was the most beautiful place right on the water in Santa Barbara, Ca. It is now closed so I am assuming it might have been destroyed by a hurricane or something. I used transfer paper to put the lettering onto the sign. You can get it at Hobby Lobby.




I then used paint and a small brush to fill in the letters. I usually use a paint pen, but did not have white or blue. It took longer with the brush, but I just used what I had on hand. I love the character of it against the weathered wood.




I added it to my freshly painted walls in the kitchen. I repainted my kitchen, by the way, the same color as the living room (Wool Skein by Sherwin Williams). I started out painting it white, but it was not enough contrast with the trim, so this was round 2. I love it! I will post more pics later. I am loving the coastal touches that I am adding around my home. Makes me feel like I am on vacation!


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Transformation Thursday



5 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I too love the shape... Great job bringing something of meaning to you and your hubby into the decor! So romantic!

katie purcell said...

I AM SURE YOU WILL WRITE A BOOK ONE DAY. GREAT JOB. WANTS TO MAKE ME THROW OUT ALL MY THINGS AND START OVER.

GOD TAKES OUR OLD BROKEN, DISCARDED LIVES AND REMAKES THEM INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL TOO, DOESN'T HE.

LOVE YOU

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is amazing!! Great job!

Elise said...

Love it, Amy!! Having seen this in person, I can vouch for its cuteness...
Elise

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

I agree with Katie Purcell about you writing a book. However, I think you should have your own DIY TV show!!! It is fabulous - love the personalization of it!!!