Monday, March 10, 2014

Headboard Repurposed into Bon Appetit Sign

Last week I mentioned that I had been on a red and black kick.
Today, I want to share one of the red projects I finished.
This sign started out as part of a headboard.

After a good sanding I painted the main part of the sign red.
I also had a wooden salad fork and spoon set that I wanted to incorporate into the sign.

I sanded the fork and spoon and painted them black before attaching them to the sign.
I chose a font and size for the lettering on the sign,
then printed a pattern to create the Bon Appetit words.
I used chalk and a tracing technique to transfer the outline of the letters to the sign before painting them white.
You can see a more detailed tutorial on this technique here.
After the letters were painted white, I traced them with a black Sharpie paint pen.
The top curve of the sign is also painted white and
all of the white painted areas are distressed and hand antiqued. 

I have one more red and black project to share with you later this week.
(it's another chalkboard)
I'm hoping to run across another headboard or footboard soon to create
another sign with.
Have you repurposed a headboard into anything?
There are so many great headboard repurposing projects out there.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
'til next time,
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