Sunday, July 18, 2010

Room For Rent

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Guest room for rent! Okay, not really, but who doesn't love this framed vintage sign? The typography of it caught my eye a few weeks back at the Elko Trader's Market


Are you totally diggin' that phone number? Definitely before cell phones! I thought the sign would be the perfect whimsical welcome to friends and family who will be staying in our guest room.


I used some removable adhesive strips to attach the frame to the door. That way I don't damage the frame or the door. They are my new favorite thing for hanging artwork!


The other items that you see? Also bargains and thrift finds!

  • Bergere chair with tulip upholstery: garage sale
  • PB linen pillow with seashells: either store clearance or ebay
  • French striped linen neck pillow: flea market
  • Industrial fan blade: Second Hand Rose occasional sale
  • Tulip canvas painting: Goodwill
Have I told you how much I love junking, thrifting, antiquing, flea marketing, garage sale-ing? Oh, I have? Okay, just making sure.

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19 comments:

  1. Ooooo, I do LOVE the sign. What a find. thanks for sharing the change! Makes a great conversation piece and love your treasure hunt deals...

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  2. that sign is awesome! and i remember the days where one could dial 5 numbers to make a local call. now you have to dial all 11 numbers just to make a local call!!!!

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  3. I as well love your your sign! What a find, and a wonderful throwback to a time before.

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  4. oh drat...when i saw that sign i was really hoping to rent your guest room! who wouldn't want to stay at your house?! what if i said, "pretty please"?

    i really do love all your finds, you pulled that room together so nicely, as always. ;) love the vintage lettering and phone number on the sign too.

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  5. Great sign! I need one since our home will probably REALLY be for rent soon.

    The entire room is so welcoming. And, I love those adhesive strips, too.

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  6. Super cute idea. Maybe if I put one on the future nursery, it will give me some luck?

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  7. ....hahahahaha....Indeed you have Amy but I for one will never tire of 'hearing' you say it.... :o) !!

    Of course I LOVE your new sign....Very SPECIAL....We don't seem to have a lot of signage down here so they will certianly be HIGH up on my shopping list the Junk Bonanza....!!!

    Happy HAPPY Junking to you....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  8. Love the color on it! Isn't it funny how the phone numbers where so short?? Weird...

    I use those hooks all the time, those and 'monkey' hooks (or hurcules hooks) which only leave a tiny hole to spakle- and they hold so much weight!

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  9. I love that sign!! That is very cute :)

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  10. Great find in that sign. I can see why you love it. Hope you'll stop by and see my garden project. Jane F.

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  11. I love the sign - I wonder if I could make a knock-off..hmmm. Can you hear the wheels turning? Thanks for sharing & I'm following now. Great blog & beautiful home!! Jen-SheEndeavors

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  12. That sign is perfect...I love it! And the chair is fabulous!!!!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. The sign is good, (I remember when phone numbers started with letters) but the artwork from GW - magnificent!

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  14. Oh, I just love that sign! You found a perfect place for it.

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  15. I love that sign, and the way you're using it for a guest bedroom. The charm, quality, and craftsmanship of old signage never fails to grab me.

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  16. Fun Amy! Looks like you had fun thrifting!

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  17. Great place for that sign! Must bring a smile to the face of your guests.
    And I am digging those removable adhesives too, works well with my 'don't drill holes in my walls' guy.

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  18. LOVE the sign...I helped set up an estate sale that is opening on Friday...and it was full of old signs like this. Here's hoping I can scoop them all up as soon as they open! ;o)

    Did you see my giveaway today! Of not, hop over there and get your name in! ;o)

    ~mary~

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  19. Love the sign! Love the room!
    Fantastic how it all came together!
    I enjoyed how you explained
    where everything came from!
    I love the thrift stores and
    Flea Markets. Some of my favorite
    things came from the thrift!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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