LIFE IS SWEET – Bakery Sign and Coat Rack

Last year, I brought home an antique farmhouse table from an auction.  I had hoped to use it for our kitchen table, but it was too small for 6 chairs to fit around.  This is the 4th antique table I’ve brought home from auctions…I’m a little addicted to them.

Since I don’t have a booth space and tables are too heavy to reasonably ship, I decided to take it apart. I sold the legs and one side of the drop-leaf top, but still the other side sitting around, patiently waiting its turn to become something new.
Antique Wooden Table Salvage - Farmhouse Table Top - Repurpose as Sign or Coat Rack
Salvaged wood is my very favorite wood to work with.  It’s already naturally aged, and when the pieces come from things like table tops, they come in interesting shapes and sizes, so it makes my job easier.  I had some really pretty blue “oops” paint from Lowes, which only cost $2.50, and used it for the background color.  I made up an imaginary bakery name (although I’m thinking there must be a bakery somewhere in the world called, “Life is Sweet”, and created a stencil on vinyl with my Silhouette.  I had NO bleed under the stencil this time, I think because I used a foam paint brush and gently “pounced” it over the stencil, with just a little bit of paint on the brush.  I let it dry a little, then went over it a second time with a little more paint to darken the letters up.  I learn a little more each time I use adhesive vinyl stencils.

I knew the wood was going to look really pretty once it was distressed – I love seeing some of the original wood grain peeking through the paint.   Whenever possible, I like to make my signs functional by turning them into coat racks, so I painted a few coat hooks white to add to it.

This is another one of those, “if it doesn’t sell, I’m going to make room for it somewhere” projects, because I think it looks so “sweet” with a few of my ironstone pitchers hanging on it.

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  1. Great sign, love the blue!

  2. Very cute Angie! Someone will get good use out of that with the hooks!

  3. It’s perfect Angie. What a great repurposing project and I’m sure it will find a new home soon.

  4. Very pretty. What a nice “oops” color you found. And, you’re right, those pitchers look lovely hanging on there. 🙂

  5. Angie,
    What a beautiful sign and love that you repurposed that table into such a new beautiful piece. I always love to see what you relove and transform.

  6. very nice…and I want to know where you find all those great hooks!

  7. What a fabulous upcycle! I love it! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. absolutely beautiful! great job on the color choice

  9. Another fabulous sign Angie !!! You are becoming the master of signs. Great color too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. I love it Angie. It came together beautifully:)

  11. Wowww this is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing – and great inspiration!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    ♥ Inger

  12. Love the words on the bakery sign and also the colors. Blessings

  13. What great signs–love them both!

  14. So very SWEET…great color too 🙂

  15. Great sign, Angie! I really have to learn how to use my Silhouette.

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