DIY industrial bathroom sign

April 05, 2018

I just finished up a simple little bathroom sign 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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  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!

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

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

  3. I remember loving that look and found a sign on Etsy that had the same idea...of course the brass is mhuy!

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

  5. Love!!! What’s is your wall paint color? Thx!!

  6. 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. :)

  7. 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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