It was the drop-down “desk” front part
off an antique secretary.
I love it when I find pieces like
this, because not only do they
have “history” behind them, but
I can usually get them at a decent
price because not many people
are looking for broken things and
parts of things at auctions, which is
usually what I have my eye out for.
I a d o r e this piece.
Truly, adore it.
I painted it black and
turned it into a sign for my booth space,
but we moved, so I only stayed
in that space a few months and I no longer have a booth.
For awhile, I had it hanging outside the door
of my workshop, but I needed to take
some photos there, so I took it down.
Since then, it’s just been sitting
inside my workshop, because my
family wasn’t really dying to have
a “Knick of Time” sign hanging in our house.
I didn’t bother listing it in my shop,
because who else would want
a “Knick of Time” sign hanging in
their house either?
I decided I really needed to do something
with it, rather than holding it captive
in my workshop. I sanded my lettering
off, then did chalkboard paint in
the 2 center panels.
I still a d o r e it.
I adore it even more, now that
I wrote a Bible verse on it.
The problem is…my house is m a x e d out.
I argued with myself for about a half hour
before finally listing it in my shop.
If it doesn’t sell before I find a place
to squeeze it into my already packed house,
I’ll change my mind though!
By the way, did you notice in the photo
of it as my sign – there was no chippy paint?
Then, in my recent photo, there is chippy paint?
I didn’t do any distressing, other than
sanding my lettering off – just hanging
outside my workshop achieved that finish.
It looks like the chippiness occured over many years,
but it was just a few months hanging outside my building.