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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Repurposed Foot/Head Board

H and I worked on a fun project today!  

  I had been looking for a sign to clearly spell out the Rules to anyone sitting on the front!      I had planned to hang my Rules sign on the brick  wall next to the front door,  but when it came in from Amazon,   I got a different idea.     I thought I would like it better if  it was portable rather than stationary.

So,  I asked H if he could build me a Sandwich style advertising board

I closed my booth in February and I had the foot/head boards that were part of my display units sitting in the garage.   Sorry but I couldn't find a photo of them in my booth,  but here is a before and after.   The after is when I had it over the buffet in our dining room.

It only took H less than an hour to have my sandwich board ready to go!     Two hinges,   four eye hooks,  and a bit of chain.....he also cut off the legs on the head board.     I still have to make my "sand bags" to lay on the chains to hold it in place if I set it out in the wind!

I had an old light fixture that H screwed to the top so I can hang signs,  wreaths,  vintage metal watering cans,   the possibilities s are unlimited.

Flip it around and you have a chalk board to write on!  

You will be seeing me use this in many posts to come!


  1. I love the sign and I love the idea of having a portable sandwich board on your front porch! That is so cute. I'll have to try something like that on my porch, which I LOVE.

  2. The sandwich board idea is cute - you two come up with great ideas!

  3. Penny!! Love it! I wish I had room for something like that on my porch!!


  4. Cute idea - can be used for all seasons and holidays!


  5. so very pretty love all the great decorations

  6. I love the fact that you can change it and move it about! Good idea!

  7. Hi Penny, Love the "Porch Rules" and the sandwich board! How creative! Well done! Blessings, Janet

  8. Hi Penny, now isnt Mr D handy to have, he is so talented!!!
    Thanks for sharing on #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup this week!!
    Pinned and shared to FB

    Have a great week!

  9. You work magic with recycling. I love it. Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon

  10. I like very much the sign and cute idea of having the sandwich board

  11. Very pretty! So nice to have such a handy husband too! :)

  12. I love this, Penny! I need to do something like this for our patio. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. :)

  13. Penny, What a great idea and reuse for the headboard! You husband is a very talented guy! Love the idea of being able to change out the look with different signs or wreaths. Oh yes, pinning to share! Sorry for my tardy visit, but I wanted to thank you so much for linking up with me for Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  14. Oh this is SUCH a great idea!! LOVE it!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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