That spot to the right of the door has sat empty for a year or so now and I’ve sort of halfheartedly kept an eye out for something to fill the space.
In June, when we visited my family’s lake house, my mom told me that all the street signs were being replaced. For as long as I can remember, all the streets have been marked with these charming, rustic, hand-painted signs. For a variety of reasons, they needed to be replaced with standard street signs and some of the street names were going to be changed because of repeat names within the same county. My whole life, I’ve been going to Lakeview Lane, but the street signs were coming down and the street was being renamed.
My mom asked the association manager if we could have the two old signs when they were removed and a few weeks ago when my parents were visiting the house the old signs were propped up against the door. One of the signs will hang in the lake house and I was so excited to hang the other one in this little empty spot in my bathroom.
The sign has a great weathered look…because it’s actually been weathered. I gave it a quick wipe with a damp cloth to remove a little of the dirt but I wanted to keep as much of the worn look as possible.
I removed the rusty screws from the top and then hammered a picture hanging claw on the back of the sign.
I centered a picture hanging hook on the wall and popped the sign into place.
The sign fits the space perfectly and works beautifully with the other black and white in the bathroom.
I love the rustic look and think it’s sort of funny that most people will probably think it’s a faux-distressed piece when it’s actually been 100% genuinely weathered by rain, sun, and snow. I also love having a piece of the lake house with me, perhaps especially because Lakeview Lane no longer technically exists. I’m so glad I waited for the perfect little something for this spot because now I have something extra sentimental.