it was a sign…
Last week I took my mom to see my favorite local vintage shop, Tattered Tiques.
I found this unbelievably awesome sign and knew immediately where I would hang it.
This sign was meant to hang over the bed in the guest cottage. The colors were a perfect match for the bedding and the wording was perfect (Oak is in the name of our street). Turns out Glen Oaks Inn is a B&B in New Hampshire.
The only thing that wasn’t perfect was that it looked too “new.” No problem…aging it would be a snap.
The first step was to beat the sign with a chain to “ding” it up. Then I used a sander with 60 grit paper. And went to town.
After wiping it down, I rubbed Briwax in dark brown over the whole thing. Done.
My Dad helped me hang ginormous hooks that would be strong enough to support this heavy six foot sign.
Here it is all “aged.” Much better don’t ya think?
Could it be any more perfect for that space?
One more before and after.
Yep, it was totally a sign.