Way back in the summer of twenty-ten, I found part of an old headboard at the Goodwill Bins Outlet, and I just knew it would make a fabulous sign for me to use when I did Junk Shows.
I took it home and dolled it up. It was perfect for what I needed it to be at that point in time.
Time passed,and I haven't done a show in about three years. (How can that be?! Oooooh! That makes me rather miss doing shows....)
Sometime long ago, a year ago last February or March at least, an idea came to me. I would reinvent the sign to be something for my Rock n' Roll Buddy to have hanging above his big ol' barbecue on the back deck.
Maybe for Father's Day, 2013.
So I designed a cute banner to transfer to the board, using my cheesy PrintShop Program that I always use.
I was feeling pretty danged proud of my cleverness and creativity, and my incredible foresight to reinvent a portion of an old headboard not once, but twice.
I painted a coat of white paint over my "A Cottage Industry" logo.
Oh yeah, feelin' proud.
And then, a year went by.
And then, about three more months passed.
And the old portion of headboard sat there, patiently waiting for me to complete it's transformation.
And it sat there some more.
Father's Day was approaching, (again) and since he is a Dad, I thought I would go ahead and (finally) complete the clever sign for him (and for me, and all of our summertime barbecue guests) to enjoy.
So I got out the old portion of a headboard-turned-sign, and I printed my homemade banner pattern. I painted it on there, and within an hour, my work was done.
I think it turned out just right. (And I am feeling extra proud because it was free!) I just can't figure out....Why did it take me so long to get it done? (Do you do that? Get a project just far enough to almost see it's vision, and get sidetracked?)
I made a cutie-patootie tag and tied on there with a big ol' bow. I propped it up, just so, on the sofa, so when he came out on Father's Day morning early (we were heading out to a Mariner's Game) he couldn't miss it.
He liked it.
He commented later that he realized this new sign must mean that we would be entertaining more this summer.
Great minds think alike, and all that.....I can almost smell the grill now.