Vintage Scale Farmhouse Sign and Wall Hook

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!

Denise On A Whim
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  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 23, 2016
    Love this idea! Did you hang it with Molly bolts?

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 23, 2016
    Thanks for sharing. This is great. Did you take the mechanisms out to lighten it up a bit? I have my grandmothers old scale and would love to do this but it's so heavy.

  • Jana Jana on Aug 06, 2016
    Love this! What is the font you used on the scale?

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