Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Head Board Becomes House-number Sign

Today is Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed and I’m linking to it!  It’s her first one so go see all the great furniture transformations. 

What a busy weekend!  Our house number gets a new sign post and I can finally say I have started my fall decorating. 

I recently was at one of my favorite places to shop, Habitat for Humanity, and got this twin head board for $10.  I was thinking that it would make a perfect sign post for our house number. 

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With a little bit of sanding, exterior priming, painting and applying exterior water-based polyurethane we now have this pictured below:

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With the help of my hubby, we attached those bracket thingies to the back of the post so that we could stake it in the ground by using metal posts.

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With the help of my twin grandsons, I started my fall decorating.  We spent the day on Friday painting pumpkins and decorating the outside of my house.  I wished I had taken a picture of their pumpkins before they gave them to their mommy and daddy.  But let me tell you they were the best looking pumpkins anyone could ever purchase.    

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Being a “Grandma” is so rewarding!

Gail

Today I’m linking to Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for Do It Yourself Day and Gina at The Shabby Chic for Transformation Thursday.    

91 comments:

  1. Gail, how cute are your little twin pumpkins! Your new house number sign is SO creative. Oh how I wish my brain worked that way!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE your house number sign! Very good job!!! The twin g-sons look like cute little helpers.

    Nancy

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  3. You come up with some of the best ideas!! Love the house number sign...very creative. Your grandsons are adorable and they look like they are having so much fun painting the pumpkins!!

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  4. This is such a great idea! We have people coming up to our door all the time asking what house # it is- I really need something like this!!

    You have great ideas!

    blessings
    mary

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  5. It looks very nice and professional. Keep up the good work. Your clients are very lucky to have the use of your talents.

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  6. Love this... such a smart idea! Way to go!
    ~Whitney

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  7. Wow Gail! That's so clever and such a pretty way to display your house #'s! I love it! Your pumpkin urns look beautiful!

    Such cuties too!

    Thanks for joining in on the fun at the Fall Festival!

    Roeshel

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  8. I love this....what a beautiful thing (decoratively speaking AND heart speaking)

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  9. Oh I just so love that! I could see something like that in front of my house!

    http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-is-back.html

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  10. Wow! That is so creative! I've seen a lot of things done with headboards but not this! It looks great! ~Ashley

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  11. Oh, this is wonderful! Folks will be dying to have one like yours. I love the look of your little helpers! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. OMGoodness...I HAVE to have one of these house number signs...this is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Just precious!! ....but not nearly as precious as those little boys!
    How cute they are. I know how proud of them you are. I have twin granddaughters (now almost 12)!!
    Excuse me now, I have to get dressed and go thrifting...looking for a headboard!! :O)

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  13. Super great idea ! Love the urns too !!
    Kammy

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  14. I love your use of the headboard--it looks like a custom made piece for your house numbers. What a good grandmother you are--letting the boys have free reign with the pumpkins and paint! I see they are even in their t-shirt paint smocks :) They will always remember experiences like this. They are adorable!

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  15. Terrific welcoming display to all who visit your home. Love it!
    Sandra

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  16. Very CLever Idea!! That looks great. How do you find Habitat for Humanity Stores??

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  17. Super Idea! Rats and I saw so many twin headboards this weekend I never looked twice at! Thanks for the steaking tip too, my Mom has a little piece of broken picket fence that keeps falling over. After a trip to the farm store it wont anymore!!

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  18. You are just amazing!!!You have the best ideas ever. I'm glad I know you!!
    Your little fella's are so cute working on their pun'kins!

    The bedroom is getting close to completion. The bed is redone, but still not as puffy as I wanted, but way better!
    Rhonda

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  19. Love your house number sign. What a clever idea!

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  20. Gail..
    Love the new house sign. Wish our HOA wouldn't have a fit if I put one out. Sigh...oh well. Your twin punkin's are darling, love the looks on their faces as they paint. I miss those years!

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  21. That is just beautiful! Turned out really great for a house sign. Love it & thanks for sharing.

    Rhoda

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  22. Fantastic use of a headboard. The twins are adorable.

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  23. That looks amazing. I never would have thought to use it like that. And a great bargain too.

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  24. what a wonderful idea. I'm with everyone else...this looks amazing. Love all your pictures! Very precious.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  25. What a creative idea! And hey, I just nominated you for the "one lovely blog award", you rock! Come check it out at www.mycreativeattempts.blogspot.com

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  26. Cute grandsons! :) They looks like good little helpers. This turned out beautiful...who would have thought? I wish I had vision like that. Amazing job!

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  27. GORGEOUS!!! I am impressed once again!! That looks so wonderful. I love the pumpkin vases. Thanks so much for the link!!
    ~Andy @ P@P

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  29. What a perfect sign!!! and all spiffed up for Fall. I love FALL!

    Glad to see you used exterior grade "everything" so it'll last a long while!

    Tina

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  30. Wow=it looks like it was born to be sign, not a headboard. PERFECT! :D

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  31. What a great idea for REINVENTING a headboard! I love it. thanks for sharing!

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  32. It looks great! I always love when it is easy to find the house number! Way to play it up!

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  33. I would never have looked at that headboard as a house number sign....how neat that is. Thanks for sharing.
    Pam

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  34. You'd never know that sign was once a headboard. Gorgeous! I like the pumpkin turned vases too.

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  35. that is amazing! I love it! Headboards were meant to be outside!!!

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  36. SOOOO UNIQUE...I would have never thought of this...glad you did! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. It's amazing! I love it. Thanks for sharing the idea (I might have to borrow it)

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  38. You are so clever I love this idea!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  39. SO cute, what a creative idea. I really like the contrast with white and black.

    Take care,
    Alyshia

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  40. I am relatively sure I posted before on this but it's so awesome I have to do it again!!!!

    I host a "Room a month makeover" every Monday (Don't worry, you don't have to complete a room, a small change!) Stop by and link up!
    http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-is-back.html

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  41. Oh...I am SO doing this!!!! That is rockin'!

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  42. OMS!!! (Oh my stars!!) I LOVE IT!! I want one!!

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  43. What an awesome idea! I love alternative uses for headboards, and this one may be my favorite!!

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  44. I love this! Your headboard to sign turned out perfectly! Two thumbs up!

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  45. What a great idea :) The sign looks awesome.

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  46. Great idea! Don't you just love the fab finds at Habitat stores. I've found some awesome decor items too and love shopping at Habitat in my area.

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  47. I linked to your post from Kimba's ASPTL. Oh. My. Heavens. Your house number sign is GORGEOUS! I may have to find a way to copy... thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Oh, Gail...that is so creative! It looks like it was meant to be a yard sign. The shape is perfect and I love it painted white. This is such a great example of looking at a piece of furniture in an entirely new way. Well done!

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  49. Now I truely know why there are few cute headboards out in DIY land. They're being snapped up from this post!

    Fab outcome! Love it! I too have been playing around with trying to make a sign out of a headboard for a Christmas show I'm going in.

    Donna

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  50. That is really a smart idea! I am going to be always on the look out for a headboard like this now.

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  51. Very creative use of a headboard! I love it!

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  52. LOVE THIS! I showed it to Husband and he agreed that it was a great idea we should try. Thanks Again!

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  53. Hey! Just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out! Pop over and grab a button! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

    Roeshel

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