How do you like Nadia’s newly-painted bathroom door? I don’t know about you, but I love it. Totally worth the back-breaking work. I am gung-ho about painting all the other doors and closets in our home. My husband (who arrived Tuesday from his Grand Tour of West Africa) is not too impressed about white doors. Philistine!
I bet you noticed the sign on top of her door. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I love worn-out street signs, and I wanted to include one as part of the decor, and I guess in the end, rather than risk jail time, it was DIY or nothing.
This is an actual sign on that street. It’s the Princess Street in Copenhagen. I have a lot of pictures I’ve taken in Europe of these signs.
I wasn’t going for an exact copy of this sign, so I don’t mind the differences, it’s not like anyone is going to believe mine is actual street signage. I mean, those suckers are bolted to the walls, and it’s impossible to pry them off no matter how hard one tries… er, so I’ve heard. I love worn-out street signs, and I wanted to include one as part of the decor, and I guess in the end, rather than risk jail time, it was DIY or nothing.
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If you have one of those cutout gadgets, then it’s a great thing to use, instead of cutting the letters by hand.
You’ll notice a change in the font in the final product, I found one I liked better and was closer to the real sign, so I redid it.
This is the sign I made. Want to do something similar? It’s pretty easy. Use a rectangular piece of wood that is sanded smooth and you’ll get something closer to the real street sign. The piece of wood the sign is made of came with some hooks that I removed and installed directly on a door, it had a similar shape to street signs I’d seen in Denmark. My husband is the one that suggested this street in specific.
I used double-side tape to stick the sign on top of her bathroom door, in a sort of humorous detail.
I liked the results. This was fairly quick and easy to make, not to mention free, and it gives Nadia’s room a little twist. A nudge-nudge, wink-wink.