Remember the bed bench that my handyman Ken made out of a headboard and foot board?
When I posted about it, I mentioned that he didn’t use the entire foot board. He cut a chunk out of the middle because we only wanted the bench to be about 20″ deep, so we only needed about 21″ off each end.
He was going to just toss that middle section, but he always checks with me first before he throws any excess pieces in the trash because he knows me pretty well. He knows how much I enjoy salvaging things. It’s so much fun to take something that seemed like trash and turn it into something new. After all, waste not, want not, right?
So I took a look at the chunk of foot board that was left and and then asked Ken to add some trim pieces onto the sides for me, and here’s what he came up with.
And just coincidentally, it happened to be about the perfect size for one of the new transfers that Prima Marketing sent my way from their Always Fresh set.
I painted the piece using Fusion’s Plaster first. I think Plaster is an underappreciated color in the Fusion line. I feel like I hardly ever see anyone using it, but I love it. It’s the perfect cream.
Once the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the edges and then added the transfer.
These solid transfers are incredibly easy to apply.
I also painted some wooden knobs in Plaster, and then added some of the Farm Fresh knob transfers from the Re.Design line.
And it was that simple to take a piece that would have been thrown away and turn it into an adorable Farm Fresh sign.
I hung it on the door to my photo cottage to get some photos.
That actually does seem somewhat appropriate since our property was originally a dairy farm until suburbia grew up around it.
I’m not at all sure how well these transfers would hold up to outdoor use though, so I don’t want to give the impression that this could be hung outdoors. I’m planning to do a bit of an experiment on that down the road though, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
But in the meantime, I took the sign to Reclaiming Beautiful on Wednesday and hopefully it will go to a new home soon!