Make a Vintage Stand for a Wooden Sign

I'm making a ton of new signs lately so I thought
I would add a new spin to this one.

Make a Chippy Vintage Spindle Stand for a Sign

First, I created the sign with a stencil I bought from the Silhouette store using my Cameo cutting machine. 

When the paint dried I stained the sign with an antiquing medium.

You can read all about the the sign making process here

Next, I created a stand using an antique chippy spindle.

Make a Chippy Vintage Spindle Pedestal Stand for a Sign

I made a square base then screwed and wood glued the spindle to the back of my sign. 

I chose a color that was a close match to the vintage green in the spindle to use on the base and on the lettering in my sign .

Make a Vintage Spindle Pedestal Stand for a Sign

I love the way it turned out, 

it gives my sign whole a new twist!

You can read more about another project using these chippy spindles here...    Shutter Shelf

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. HI Susan! I am obsessed with the lantern! Where did you find it? I see them all over Pinterest, but can't find them online or in stores? Thanks! Happy New Year, laura

    1. Hi Laura,
      The lantern came from the thrift store I believe. There is a similar one from Yankee Candle.

  2. Very nice reveal! Love the letters!

    1. Thank you Maria, this was a fun one to make!

  3. I think this is one of the loveliest signs I've ever seen! Do you remember the paint color you used to make the sign?

    1. Hi Handan, I believe this was a green chalkboard paint I bought at Michaels. Pretty sure it was Deco art or Folk Art. It is also stained over with a matte antiquing gel. Hope that helps! Thanks so much for visiting!!

  4. What a lovely sign! Love the color and the chippy paint. Looks like the color matched up perfectly. I have a basket full of precious spindle that I've been holding on to. This would be a great way to use some of them up. Now if I can just achieve the chippy paint look.

    1. Thanks so much Linda! The best way I know to achieve the chippy look is with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint :)


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