Another easy repurposed headboard sign: And They Lived Happily Ever After
Free Bed on The Curb
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.
Dismantle Bed Pieces to Make Happily Ever After DIY Sign
I used the foot board for this project. If you have any spare architectural wooden piece, it can easily be turned into a DIY sign for a large wall or over the bed.
Trim Off Excess of Foot Board
I used the compound miter saw to cut off the ends. To make it the size I needed, I measured 24 inches from the middle to both ends to make the sign 48 inches in length.
Paint Foot Board for DIY Sign: Happily Ever After
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 it to be a really quick project, so I jumped in and started painting without prepping first. So, I grabbed some semi-gloss paint and started applying it. Quickly, I realized that it was going to “slide” right off the finish of this foot board. 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 foot board. I let that dry and painted the foot board with a flat/satin finish black.
Black Sign with a Hint of Turquoise
After the black dried, I sanded it back a little to let the hint of turquoise show through.
Do you love it as much as I do? It's going to be perfect for my new Happily Ever After sign!
Design DIY Sign for Silhouette
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 font Fontleroy Brown, the text size 305.1.
Even though the silhouette machine is narrow, you can make a very large sign by cutting each phase on a separate task. I know, I did it here, with this Pallet Coffee Cup Holder.
Large Sign for Master Bedroom Wall
I love using old headboards and foot boards for signs! I also LOVE my Silhouette. (but you already know that, right?) Together, they made the perfect over sized sign for the master bedroom. And They Lived Happily Ever After!!!
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….
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.