New Take on Vintage Washboard

This past weekend five of my girlfriends and I went up to my dad’s lake house for a final summer hurrah.  Along with boating, shopping, and eating we also hit a few yard sales.  Let me tell you, Milford, Michigan is the place for some killer yard sales.  I got this vintage washboard for $.25.IMG_0691 It was in great shape except for the actual signage part.  I knew I could change that out easy enough.  So I pried the top wood piece off, slid out the sign, and cut a new piece of 1/4” luan with my jigsaw.IMG_0702 I also wanted it to be functional so I cut a shelf out of some wood I had on hand (the width of the washboard) and attached it with some “L” brackets.IMG_0708IMG_0709 Then I taped off the metal washboard and spray primered and painted (Rustoleum Blossom White) the whole thing.IMG_0711I distressed the edges with some coarse grit sandpaper.  Then I designed some lettering to cut with my Silhouette machine.  If you have a Silhouette machine and would like the file please email me and I will be happy to send it to you.IMG_0713IMG_0716IMG_0718

I have yet to hang it in my laundry room, I will get to that tomorrow.  But I think it will go fab with my light blue walls. 

A little vintage made new!