The other day I found this for $6:
Since there was no lettering or graphics on the top, I thought I would decorate it myself. But what to do?
While looking for inspiration online, I found this photo while Googling "vintage washboards":
When I looked closely, I saw "Winnipeg" (my city) written on the left lower corner of the photo... and thought that my washboard looked very much like this one, so perhaps this was the graphic I should use. I found a straight-on picture to print it off so I could use the same technique as when I created my "Antiques" sign to transfer it to the board.
But first, it needed a good wash as it was rather dirty. I started with the glass and then thought I could at least get some of the dust off the top wooden area so the transfer would adhere better. To my surprise, the more I scrubbed, the more dirt rinsed away, revealing something very interesting underneath...
Well holy crap! It WAS an Economy board! I carefully washed what I could, fearing I would take all the lettering off if I went too far.
So what do you think - leave it original and faded, or should I repaint the writing in black to make it legible?
Now I don't know WHAT to do!