Another easy repurposed headboard sign:
Cathy and I drug this bed home last year from a yard sale. It had been put to the curb, so it was FREE. We parted out the foot board into pieces.
I used the footboard for this project.
I used the compound miter saw to cut off the ends. I measured 24 inches from the middle to both ends to make the sign 48 inches in length.
I don’t have pictures “in progress”. You know how it is, you start something and it doesn’t work out so you quickly move on and don’t take any pictures… Yeah, it happens to me more often than I like to admit. I wanted to to be a really quick project, so I jumped in and started painting without prepping first. I grabbed some semi-gloss paint and started applying it. I quickly realized that it was going to “slide” right off the finish of this footboard. I grabbed a rag and wiped the black paint off. That gave it a different color of wood. I did the back to make it match.
After that dried, I added some hints of turquoise to random places on the footboard. I let that dry and painted the footboard with a flat/satin finish black.
After the black dried, I sanded it back a little to let the hint of turquoise show through.
I like the look a LOT!
In the Silhouette program I designed a piece that was about 7 inches by 44 inches. I added some extra flourishes in the “dead” space for use at a later time. I used the fontFontleroy Brown, text size 305.1.
I love using old headboards and footboards for signs! I also LOVE my Silhouette. (but you already know that, right?) UH OH! I’m missing the dot to the “i”. LOL oops! I’ll have to fix that! So funny that you see things in pictures that you do NOT see irl (in real life) hahahaha Nobody’s perfect….