My favorite thing about the headboard is its meaningful, beautiful words about love. Really the perfect thing for a master bedroom if you ask me.
The room really needed something to balance the sweet, beautiful headboard. Something with a little edge. A gallery wall is in the works and I knew I wanted to make a wooden sign as part of the gallery wall. The sign was the perfect opportunity to spice things up a little.
I started with a cabinet door. Lonely cabinet doors are actually my favorite base for making painted signs. I typically find them at the Habitat Humanity Restore which is where this one came from as well. I believe it was $3.
I painted the whole thing white and then painted the ‘frame’ a great turquoise color called Catwalk by Valspar. (I happened to have a sample left over from another project).
Then I used my easiest technique for lettering signs – I simply used some foam alphabet stamps and paint. (I drew a line first with a pencil to make sure my words were straight. Once I was done, I simply erased the lines).
And the sign was done…but it just wasn’t quite right. So I decided to rough it up a bit using a very fine sand paper (220 grit). A little distressing added just the right character.
I love that this sign ended up a happy mix of vintage and modern. I am a huge fan of the contrast between the modern phrase and the vintage, distressed look. And this sign provides the perfect sass to balance the sweet headboard.
What do you think? Would you put a hello sexy sign in your home? (If you did, I bet your hubby would love it! Mine did – though it did take him a week before he even noticed it was there. He isn’t terribly observant.)