Rusty Bedsprings Marquee Lights!


Got an old rusty antique bedspring hanging around? How about making a Lighted Marquee sign?? I created this one with a twin-sized rusted bedspring, some paint and some clear globe patio lights from Target. For the complete DIY instructions, go to:
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Got a piece of lightweight plywood from Home Depot and had it cut to a size that was two inches bigger all around than the bedsprings.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Then I built a frame from 2 x 4's and attached to the back of the plywood. This gave me something to screw the brackets into that would hold the bedframe in place.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Measured out the spaces for the holes to be drilled. Each hole is centered in the middle of the bedspring coil. There are 11 across and 6 down, so 66 holes in all.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Here are the holes drilled into the wood under each coil.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
I painted the plywood a dark gray to show off the lights when the board is lit.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
I painted the steel attachments brackets and screws rusty brown to match the bedframe.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
These are clear globe patio lights from Target. Love them!
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
Here is the bedspring attached to the painted board with all of the light sockets in place under the coils.
rusty bedsprings marquee lights, diy, lighting, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling
The completed light board display hanging in the barn. For complete instructions, please visit my blog at:
Sue@CountryDesignHome

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