A few months ago, a friend of mine asked me to re-do a headboard sign for her to put in front of her produce store. Of course I said heck ya! These are the projects that make my heart happy!
Here is what I started with. It was super cute, but had seen better days.
I started by sanding the entire headboard. I used my hand sander for the flat parts, but had to do a lot by just using a sheet of sandpaper and a lot of elbow grease.
The top of the headboard was beginning to split apart, so I used basic wood glue and a clamp to secure it back into place.
After a few coats of crisp white paint, the sign was ready to be stenciled.
I found the words for the stencil over at Ella Claire. If you haven’t checked out her site, you really should. She is amazingly talented. She has a full tutorial on how she transfers the stencil to the sign along with a printable image.
For the planters, I used burned tin cans. You can see how to make your own by checking out my simple industrial tin can planter tutorial. (It also helps to have an adorable little helper while securing the cans onto the sign.) I used some one inch wood screws to hold the cans in place.
I pre-drilled a few holes into the bottom of the cans before attaching them to allow for adequate drainage. I then filled with dirt and succulents.
I just love how it all came together. It looks so cute sitting in front of her store.
It was a little hard to part with, but I know she will give it a good home.
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