Are you lucky? When people ask that question, I often think about all the things that make me “lucky”. The important things. The things that really matter. When I heard about this St. Patrick’s Day hop, I really wasn’t sure what I would do for it. I don’t decorate for St. Patrick’s Day and I didn’t have a project idea planned for the holiday. Even though I don’t decorate for it, St. Patrick’s Day has always been fun around our house.
The kids look forward to the tricks the leprechauns will play on us and we have made many traps for those little guys throughout the years. With nothing really inspiring me, I left it alone until a great idea came to me. Then, Matt came home with this little number and I knew I was making a wood sign for this blog hop.
(Disclaimer: Don’t judge the furniture pile up in our porch in this picture. 😉 For awhile, I felt like I didn’t have any projects to work on and then we found a bunch of things all at once. Since it was so cold out at the time, our porch was the holding grounds for a bit until I got around to them all.)
I love old, wood ironing boards and this one was no different. It was a lot bigger than any I have seen which made it the perfect candidate for a wood sign.
I have had a saying in my head for a while and didn’t know how I was going to showcase it. It is all about being “lucky” which made it exactly what this St. Patrick’s Day hop needed.
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This project could not be any easier. Signs like these are time-consuming, but they aren’t hard.
The first thing I did was take the legs off this ironing board. Then, I painted it white.
Next, I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the words.
I didn’t want this wood sign “perfect”. I wanted it to look handmade so I didn’t stress about getting the letters and words lined up perfectly. (Taking that approach to your projects removes a lot of stress and anxiety and makes the process a lot more fun.)
How great is this saying?!
“If you are lucky enough to love and be loved, you are lucky enough”.
I made a shamrock banner from old book pages that was a fun addition to this gray dresser. It doesn’t take a lot to add a little bit of each holiday to your decor.
So, even though this isn’t screaming “St. Patrick’s Day”, this DIY Wood Sign works because of the message.
I think I am going to hang this sign in our bedroom. I have some things I still want to do in there and I am hoping to find the perfect spot to hang this gem.
Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day?
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Make sure to check out all of these other wonderful St. Patrick’s Day ideas to get you in the green spirit:
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Rain on a Tin Roof
3 Little Greenwoods
Up to Date Interiors
Tuesday, March 8
2 Bees in a Pod
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Seeking Lavender Lane
The Deans List
Wednesday, March 9
Live the Fancy Life
Karen’s Up on the Hill
Thursday, March 10
Go Haus Go
The House Down the Lane
The Honeycomb Home
Friday, March 11
My Creative Days
The Twin Cedars
Vicki and Jennifer Fenton says
Lindsay…LOVE your painted ironing board and quote! So creative and it looks great. we are also glad to know that we aren’t the only ones with a stock pile of furniture and projects!! Great touring with you this week. Cheers to a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much ladies! Glad we have finally moved the projects to the garage! 😉
Dang, I love this! I passed up an old nice, chippy ironing board a few years ago thanks to the hubs and I still kick myself about it! I should just not listen to him. Holly 🙂
Thanks! My husband is the total opposite. He is always looking for projects I can do. I am lucky that way. I love old ironing boards! So many possibilities!
I love that saying, it looks great on the vintage ironing board! And the book page banner is awesome!
Tara @ Lehman Lane says
Lindsay what an awesome makeover! I really like how you transformed that old ironing board! Your St. Patrick’s day vignette with the shamrock garland looks great too:). It was so fun sharing the St. Patrick’s day tour with you. Have a great weekend and take care, Tara
Meg @ Green With Decor says
I love this! The quote is perfect. And I love that the shamrock banner is from old book pages. You crack me up telling people not to judge all the furniture on your porch – judge? I’m jealous of it! All those projects just waiting to be done 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in this fun tour!
Thanks for having me Meg! It was a lot of fun!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
LOVE everything about this Lindsay!
Thank you Marie!
The ironing board sign is so cool and such a fun idea! Love your little shamrock bunting too!
Thank you Erin!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
This is awesome!!! A wonderful upcycle and art piece Lindsay. Your vignette is so darling.Pinning and sharing.
Sam @ Raggedy Bits says
I LOVE what you have done with the very tired ironing board and the saying is awesome! I have a confession to make my carport looks like your porch, so your not alone!! 🙂
Thanks Sam! Glad I am not the only one stashing projects! 🙂