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Vintage Scale Farmhouse Sign and Wall Hook

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This is one of the new pieces of wall decor I have in my farmhouse style bathroom makeover. It's vintage. It's pretty. And it's useful, too! Bathroom decor at its finest!
Cosmetically, the scale got a new coat of paint and some stenciled lettering. The quote I chose is one of my favorites and was very appropriate for this piece!
Before any paint, the scale looked like this, with a marbled black top that I didn't care for at all.
The rusty metal around the glass bubble is great! And the white sides of the scale were a bit rusted, too. I left those just as they were.
Taking the scale apart was more difficult than I had imagine. You can read more about that ordeal on the blog. Once I pried it apart, I added a piece of wood behind the scale face for the hook to screw into and attached the face back on with Loctite. The conversion was actually very easy once I actually got the scale to come apart.
My sign and wall hook version of a vintage scale is both pretty and useful and goes great with the rest of my new farmhouse style bathroom decor!

To see more: http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com/2016/01/vintage-scale-sign-and-wall-hook.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 19, 2016

    Aw what a cute idea! Love the quote on it!

    • Denise On A Whim
      Denise On A Whim Lowell, MI
      on Jan 20, 2016

      Thank you Hannah! It was nice to finally figure out a good use for this great old scale!

  • Sherre M
    Sherre M Morristown, TN
    on Jan 21, 2016

    This is the cutest!

  • Meanpauline111aolcom
    Meanpauline111aolcom Columbus, OH
    on Jan 23, 2016

    I LOVE THIS REDO!!!!!!

  • Celia
    Celia Gainesboro, TN
    on Jan 23, 2016

    I have one of these from my grandmother. . Now I know what to do...Thanks

  • Leslie
    Leslie Methuen, MA
    on Jan 23, 2016

    !Love this Denise, glad you left a bit of the rust :) The saying is great.

    • Denise On A Whim
      Denise On A Whim Lowell, MI
      on Jan 24, 2016

      Thanks, Leslie! I'm all about rust, just not that marbly black look on the top. no way i would have painted the rust. I simply adore the rust on the number bubble!

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