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 street sign or nothing.
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.
My husband is the one that suggested this street in specific.
The texture of the cork is pretty close to that of cast metal (you could use “Passepartout”, or other thick cardstock), but I had some cork, so that's what I used.
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. Font experts will probably cringe, but most people can't notice the anachronism.
This is the sign I made. Want to do something similar? It's pretty easy.
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.