"Antique" Sign

Boy do I love something for free, especially when it's going to be discarded and end up in a land fill somewhere. I picked up this unusal piece at a local discount furniture store, where it was once the carved piece attached to a china cabinet(similar to this one). Well somehow it lost it's way from it's buddy the china cabinet and ended up in the throw away pile. I kindly asked if I could have it, at that time not really having any idea what I could make from it. I thought possibly a really long coat rack, but I didn't have a need for a 5-6 foot coatrack. I've learned along the way that you may not know initially what on earth you'll do with it, but someday you will, and that someday came along. I thought it would make a neat old looking sign, so I cut the ends down to the size I wanted added some 1X6 pine boards,painted it, distressed it and now I proudly hang my free sign in my hallway.


  1. OH. MY. GOSH. This is spectacular!

    I'm a signmaker by trade so I know what I'm talking about.

    Only 3 posts? I hope you post alot more soon. I can tell this will be a blog to be watched. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

  2. Oh that is the cutest sign! Great job!

  3. I love, love, love it. The colors, the font, the distressing. I've got to find one of those!

  4. I love how you did up your sign, Trixie. Your rooms look gorgeous too - I checked out your Rate My Space.

  5. LOVE the sign...I am now on a mission to find something similar!

  6. Hi Trixie ~ I found your blog through Miss Mustard Seed and your beautiful Bombay dresser. Love this sign, too! Looking forward to reading what you've got to say.

  7. I stumbled upon your blog and I simply love it!!!
    I love it so much that I just became a follower!!

  8. I came via Funky Junk. I absolutely love this sign!
    I'm following so that I can keep up with your creativity!

  9. How creative and clever! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Trixie I LOVE your antiques sign - great job!


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