I made this BIG welcome sign from a headboard, an old broken headboard from the 1970's that was made of that heavy duty molded plastic. A local thrift store was moving and had a free pile- I snagged the headboard and more and reduced the pile by half that day :) There were many steps for the vision in my head to come to fruition and I did not realize how hard this plastic was to modify so it took awhile. With my husband's help, this is what it became. I knew it would be perfect for a big entry.
It is huge, its almost 4 feet wide.
This is the headboard before any changes. I saw so much potential!
I decided the side panels had to go and I was thinking it would be a chalkboard early on, but I changed my mind.
I liked this shape much better but....
Those raw edges presented a big problem so this got
put to the side for awhile.
I dug it back out and added a 1 x 2 piece to the sides with some crazy nailing and bracing because there was hardly anything to nail to. I painted and lightly distressed and added some beadboard.
I added an piece of vinyl I had and never used and it was perfect. A customer bought it for her porch.