Thursday, April 5, 2018

DIY rustic/industrial bathroom sign

I'm on a roll people! I've gotten so much done in the past week or two -- I cannot express how great it feels to be feeling "normal" again after the back issues I had late last year and early this year. I underestimated how long it would take to feel back to normal and I'm about 99 percent there. 

I just finished up a simple little project I wanted to show you. I made it work with stuff I had around the garage and it turned out pretty cute!

You may remember the brass signs I had on the bathroom door at the old house:

I knew I would miss my cute little signs, so I visited the same shop years later and they had one set in stock! I couldn't believe my luck. :) 

But when we got in the new house I just couldn't bear putting holes in the new doors. 😬 And the backs aren't flush so I couldn't use command strips or anything like that. 

So I let them sit in storage for awhile before I came across them the other day and figured out an easy fix to display them. I found a piece of scrap wood (this is why I keep so many scraps!) and cut it down a bit:

We don't have any black paint so I used chalkboard paint -- turned out great. 

A couple coats on the bare wood were all I needed. I was aiming for quick and easy for this project!

I grabbed some scrap lattice wood (I've shown you a few of the many ways I've used this trim) and stained it in Provincial -- my go to stain in this house. Then I nailed them on around the wood to make a frame:

I had to touch up the cut ends of the wood with stain because I didn't miter the cuts:

And it turned out super cute!!:

I hung it above the door and I love that it makes a bigger impact than just the brass signs:

You know I love touches of black in our decor and it ties in beautifully with the hardware on the doors:

I nailed a (affiliate) sawtooth hanger to the back to hang it. 

I'm happy to pull one of my favorites from the old house into this one -- yet again, with a twist!:

You can see more about that peel and stick wallpaper and my plan for that bathroom here

I found my signs at Five Thirty Home in Zionsville Indiana both times, so if you're nearby check them out! You can find my exact signs online -- this is the women one and this is the men version. You can also get this combo sign that's really cute too. 

I love adding quirky little additions like this to our home. They keep things fun and interesting. :) Have a great weekend my friends! I hope to start a big painting project. 


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11 comments:

  1. Love it! Somehow I never heard about those at your old home. I wouldn’t have left them! You were very lucky to find another set. Wish I could find some!

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    1. I so wanted to take them but the doors were hollow core and they wouldn't have been easy to patch. :)

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  2. Now THIS is stinkin' adorable! LOVE! Pinning and copying! ;-)

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  3. I remember loving that look and found a sign on Etsy that had the same idea...of course the brass is mhuy! https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1319956704

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  4. This is super cute!! Love how it turned out!!

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  5. Oh wow, I never thought of using a bathroom sign for the toilet! It'd make a great indicator for house guests, lol. It's not for my home specifically, but I appreciate how it looks. What an original idea! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  6. Love!!! What’s is your wall paint color? Thx!!

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  7. So funny! I never saw this in your old house but just found some wooden ones at Michaels that I big puffy heart a few weeks ago! Thought I was being so original! Haha! Planning to hang them from a small pipe in a slightly different look than this. It will be great for guests because our bathroom is a bit hard to locate. :)

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  8. Love it and totally understand the height thing. My living room is on the list for this spring and with it's 2 story walls I am looking at hiring it done.

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