Monday, May 10, 2010

One Weekend Project Done- Footboard House Sign

In typical Rose fashion I was pretty   way overly ambitious on Friday with my list for weekend projects to finish.

Totally forgot about Sunday being Mothers Day.  How did I manage to do that?

So, I didn’t finish everything, no surprises there, right?

But I did  finish this one!

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I painted this curb-found footboard last fall with every intention of using it at my daughter’s bridal shower.  Slapped some chalkboard paint on it, thinking I would make it into a flower bed.  (The shower had a garden theme.)

I didn’t get it completed to my satisfaction in time. 

So it sat in the garage.  All winter. 

Pulled it out this spring.  By now daughter and SIL are so over the cutesy garden look.  Enough is enough!  So I tried to think of something else to do with it. 

Then my son and DIL stopped by.  Aha!  An inspiration hit me!

I mentioned it to them.  Do YOU want it?  I can do ______  for you…..

DIL was very excited…”Oh yes, that would be great.” (be careful what you agree to, kiddos….)

So I went to work on the computer.


And printed out some letters in a very fancy script.


And transferred them to the footboard. 

Thank goodness for carbon paper!


And this is how it came out.


Signed, sealed (with poly), and delivered 



My first attempt at a monogram. 

It’s not perfect.  But I had a good time working on it. 

It probably won’t last more than a year or two outdoors.

But.  They like it, so all is well. 

And I can always make a new one when they’re ready for it.



I’m linking this up to Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Also linking up to Funky Junk Interiors SNS#30 refurbished headboard party!  (even though it’s technically a footboard, close enough, right?)


  1. How creative...luv your idea! You must come by and show it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there:)


  2. I like that. The monogram looks great.

  3. very creative and looks great!

  4. It came out great! I didn't know they still made carbon paper. Is it different from what we used years ago? Ok, not that many years...

  5. Rose! I am not going to copy you! cause it was in my brain last week!
    I have an old footboard I'm taking apart to do this very same thing! :) I've already taken some pictures to help me design it in my little ole head. :)
    It looks great! Lucky kiddos to get a mother's day present from the mom! lol
    post delayed due to 3pm error! I thought it didn't publish, but when I checked it this morning, I saw that it was going to publish PM instead of AM. I was very tired yesterday when I wrote it.

  6. Oh Rose I love this, so will they just put it in their yard out front? If I come across one I'd love to "copy" you I'm really loving this and well I love all the stuff you do.

  7. Easy to read - always key for my hubs!!

    You are funny - forgot Mother's Day... :)

  8. Rose that is so nice... I love it... great idea. You did a great job on the monogram.

    Hugs, Deb

  9. I adore it! Turned out beautiful! I want one now! Be blessed. Cindy

  10. Rose,
    You "out-done" yourself! Great first attempt. I know it will not be your last. So glad I found you on NTT.
    smiles, alice

  11. I'm so happy to see you at NTT!


  12. Rose - Stopping by after you paid a visit to my blog and I LOVE what you did with the footboard!

    I am always thrilled to find people who also share the secret of being a curb-shopper. I'm so glad to have met you!

  13. Love this! Found you through Funky to explore!

  14. YES, close enough! Fabulous use for a headboard! I'm in a tither, dunno if I should make shelves or signs out of headboards now. Loving all these options!

    Thanks for linking yours up to SNS!
    Fj Donna


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