Friday, October 31, 2014

Repurposed Fruit Drying Racks

This stack of fruit drying racks was drawing quite a crowd at a barn sale I went to a couple of weeks ago.  People were grabbing as many as they could carry and setting them next to their cars before going inside to pay for them.  Leave some for me please!   I was thinking they'd make great signs, so I picked out three of them and left the rest for someone else.  Hmm,  I'm eyeing the old barn walls too.  

They definitely saw a lot of action before going into retirement and needed a good scrubbing to get rid any dried fruit remnants.  Yuck!

fruit drying rack sign
I decided to go with a black and white chalkboard look for fruit drying rack #1.

 I can't draw or paint a decent letter to save my life, so I enlisted the help of my Silhouette Cameo to do the job for me.  I prefer to use cheapo shelf liner paper instead of the more expensive Silhouette vinyl, but it's real flimsy and doesn't like sticking to wood; it has no problem sticking to my fingers though.

 The hole adds a little charm don't you think?

antiques sign made from fruit drying rack
 I decided not to paint fruit drying rack #2.   I had a feeling it would be a bleeder and I wasn't in the mood for priming it.  Not sure if I'm finished with this one; I think it still needs some shading.  

 The framed edge makes a cute little shelf.

Two down, one to go.  I think I'm going to take the third one apart and make a few smaller signs unless a better idea strikes me in the middle of the night.  

I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween.

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