Monday, November 7, 2011

"D" is for Danfield

Danfield painted sign.

A custom order made from a reclaimed floor board.

A full circle Freecycle story here.

Last winter I picked up lots of wood boards from Freecycler Denise, reclaimed wood is my favorite find and she was doing a big renovation on her 1900s home.

I use the wood for painted signs:

The distressed qualities and aged beauty are hard to replicate.

Denise has Freecycled to me some of the best finds including these enamel pails:

Lots and lots of wood and paint.

And one more secret piece which is in progress right now.

Denise recently moved to a new home and she contacted me about making a sign using some of the old wood she had originally Freecycled to me last winter.

I immediately said yes, we worked out the details and now this old wood floor board from her old house will become a beautiful memorable piece in her new home.

The process was simple, cut the board to size. (I sawed off the tongue part but the groove remains.)

Sand and fill large holes with wood putty.
Print out lettering, trace with pen, paint inside lines:

Stain with Minwax dark walnut.

Paint letters again.
Seal and buff with clear wax.

Thanks Denise as always.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Tuesday Timeout @ Reasons to Skip the Housework


  1. That is some great wood! The sign looks fabulous.

  2. Thank you, Jaime! What you did with the scraps of my old house is simply amazing. I couldn't be more excited to give this to my husband for Christmas. Thanks for making it all possible.

  3. I love your hand painted signs! The lemonade sign is incredible! Anytime you want to share your work more I would love for you to link up to my party.


  4. Beautiful job - and what sweet memories! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. What a great piece & keepsake. Looks beautiful :)

  6. Looks great! It is amazing what we can do with scraps and found items.

  7. Hi Jaime, what a fabulous job you did for your friend. You are a gifted lady, not just because of the signs but also because you have the vision to make other lovely items with the old wood. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris