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Powder Room Signs
                        ...Door Signs from Gentler Times 







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Remember these are all handpainted, one-of-a-kinds! Most of the following signs are done on thin plaques* (exceptions are noted in the descriptions.) Backs are unpainted unless otherwise specified in the description.  Ready for you to mount according to your needs:  temporarily with any of the modern mounting tapes, etc., or permanently with brads or screws.  *Please be aware that wood does not  lend itself easily to being cut against the grain as these ornate curves require, so that the edges in areas appear to have a rough surface, unlike a metal surface.  This is inherent to the nature of wood and cannot be overcome by any amount of sanding.  

All designs copyright by artist Janice Austin
DBA Austin Originals.
 All rights reserved.

Victorian Ladies Powder Room Signs     Remember, these are all handpainted one-of-a-kinds                         
  *See also the Victorian Lady Watercloset sign below under WC Signs

Powder Room sign-Victorian lady in mauves, with bustle.  Cream background.  Deep Antique Mauve border.  Handpainted on 5 x 7 pine by Janice Austin.  ©Austin Originals2007.  All rights reserved.
A pleasant Victorian lady in her modest afternoon dress with bustle is offset on a cream colored background.  Deep Antique Mauve sign edges and lettering carry out the shades of mauve in the lady's dress.  A fresh, clean  sign that would compliment any Country or shabby chic decor.  Handpainted one of a kind on 5 x 7 x ¾" pine.  Satin varnish.  Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.

Order as PR sign-V. Lady-mauves+crm, bustle
$24.95 + S/H
Handpainted 5 x 7 pine Powder Room sign with elegant silver haired Victorian lady dressed in Indigo outfit.  Figure on linen background, ivory lettering and border, metallic copper painted edges. ©Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.

A very elegant and striking sophisticated silver haired Victorian lady in Indigo seemed to be most fitting against a linen background .  Lettering and frontispiece border in buttermilk.  Metallic "copper" painted borders.  Sign is handpainted on 5 x 7 x ¾" pine.  Thick gloss finish really brings out the color and feeling of her Victorian aura of dignity.  Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.  Definitely a different one-of-a-kind!

Order as PR sign-V. Lady-Indigo on linen,copper edges
$24.95 + S/H
5 x 7 handpainted wooden Chippendale powder room door sign featuring Victorian lady in cream outfit on linen background.  Metallic copper colored border.  © Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.
This young Victorian woman is dressed for a fancy afternoon outing of some sort.  She's just borderline saucy in appearance and expression.  Dress is cream colored with trimmings of metallic copper sheen.  Lettering imitates color of her dress.  The metallic "copper" painted borders repeat those of her outfit's trims. Sign is handpainted one-of-a-kind done on 5 x 7 x ¾" pine.  Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.

Order as PR sign-V. Lady-cream on linen,copper edges
$24.95 + S/H
5 x7 Chippendale style handpainted wood powder room door sign by artist Janice Austin.  Features strawberry blonde Victorian woman in red calico dress on cream background.  Napa red borders.  © Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.
This one's a little bit Down Home Country with the cream colored background and  border of dots.  The fresh faced rather plain strawberry blonde Victorian gal in her dark red calico dress looks all set to go into town, judging by the matching purse she's carrying.  Edges are finished in Napa red, which carries forward the colors in her calico dress.  Lettering is also in Napa red.   Satin finish.  Hand painted one-of-a-kind on Chippendale style 5 x 7 x ¾" pine. Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.
Order as PR sign-V. Lady-Calico,cream+dots,dp reds
$24.95 + S/H
For the Iris Lovers 


5 x 7 inch Pink iris powder room sign handpainted on 3/4
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Simple, fresh and elegant sums this one up.  A single bicolor pink iris is done in an impressionistic watercolor style against a parchment colored background.  Lettering and borders are in Victorian Mauve.  Sign  measures 5" x 7" x ¾ inch pine.  Satin varnish.  Hangs by sawtooth hanger.  

Order as PR sign - Bicolor Pink Iris, 5x7 pine, Fr. corners
$19.95 + S/H

Handpainted 5x7 oval pine powder room sign with pale bicolor blue iris on parchment background; powder blue sign borders.  ©Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.
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This 5.5" x 7" oval pine powder room sign features bicolor blue iris painted on parchment colored background. Lettering and borders are powder blue.  Fresh and elegant yet fits right in as Country decor.  Hole drilled in back for hanging.  Insert-OvalIrisPRSign+RibbonI've shown what it would look like if you wanted to affix a grosgrain (or other type) ribbon for hanging.  (Just cut ribbon to desired length, glue the ends together, then use your glue gun to adhere it to the backside, using the hanging hole as your guide to centering.)
Order as PR-Oval, Bi-Pale Blue Iris, parchment + blue
$19.95 + S/H

Handpainted ©Austin Originals powder room sign with bicolor pink Iris fringed in purple.  Metallic gold lettering and edges.  All rights reserved.
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This detailed bicolor fringed pink iris is striking against a Wedgwood blue background.  The metallic gold lettering adds a touch of elegance.  Edges done in same metallic gold.  Nice satin finish gives it a waxed look.  Very striking and "different".  Basswood.  5" x 7" Chippendale style.

Order as PR Sign - Bi-Pink fringed Iris on blue
$19.95 + S/H


Handpainted one of a kind Powder Room sign ©Austin Originals, features bicolor apricot and lemon bearded Iris being visited by a white butterfly.  set on Wedgewood blue background.  Metallic gold lettering and edging.
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Here's one waiting for the certain person who's been hunting for something "just right" for their hard-to-match color scheme!  A beautiful pale apricot over lemon fringed bicolor iris being visited by a butterfly is set off by a soft Wedgwood blue background.  The gold lettering draws attention to the gold markings in the butterfly's wings.  The same bright metallic gold finishes the sign's edges.  Satin finish.  Basswood.   5" x 7".  Very fresh and elegant!

Order as PR sign-Bicolor apricot/lemon on Wedgwood blue
$21.95 + S/H
For Poppies Lovers 

Pr  sign 5x7 Chip. Crimson pink Shirley Poppies on ivory background, pink borders.  Handpainted.  ©Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.
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Soft, sweet and summery, these pink and crimson Shirley poppies are delicately painted against a soft blue sky.  Fancy lettering and ornamentation gives it a special feel.  Ivory background to all, luscious pale pink borders.  Satin finish.   Chippendale style sign measures 5" x 7" x ¾".  Sawtooth hanger.

Order as PR sign - Chip. pink + crimson poppies, ivory, pink
$21.95 + S/H
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Pretty little multicolored Shirley poppies with some Baby'sbreath make a cheery greeting plaque for your Powder Room door.  Background is buttermilk.  Lettering and grooved edges done in a wash of Spring green.  Measures 5 x 7 with popular French corners design.  Sawtooth hanger.
Order as:  PR plaque-Multiclr Shirley poppies, buttermlk + grn, Fr cnrs
$21.95
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Charming and fresh!  Multicolored Shirley poppies set against a buttermilk background on a 5 x7 x ¾" pine wood piece with routed edges and French corners.  Trimmed in a fresh Spring green, with lettering in matching color.  Satin finish,  Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.
Order as:
  PR sign-Multiclr Shirley Poppies, btrmlk +grn, Fr cnrs
$21.95+S/H
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Artwork and design ©Austin Originals. All rights reserved.
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What a cheerful way to greet your guests to your powder room!   Masses of multicolor Shirley poppies stand out on an ivory background, offset by grooved border in deep Victorian mauve and lettering to match.  In popular French corner style.  Hangs by sawtooth hanger on back.  Order as:
PR plaque-Multicolor Shirley poppies, ivory + mauve, Fr cnrs
21.95 + S/H

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If you want to really make a statement with your Powder Room, this is what you're looking for!  Large sign measures 9-3/8 x 6-3/8 x ¾" thick.  Red and red-orange Giant Oriental Poppies are set against a light ivory background.  Routed borders and lettering are done in dark green and accented with gold.  Signed.  Satin varnish.  Ready to hang with sawtooth hanger on back.

Order as LgPR-Red&Or.Poppies,LtI.bkgrd,Grn+gold
$26.95+S/H
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If you're looking for something less busy, this one might be for you!  (Remember, sometimes less is more.)    A beautiful, fresh sign sporting a gorgeous poppy in full bloom and one just breaking out of the pod.  Set against a light ivory background.   Color is carried through in the lettering and borders.  Measures 5¼ x 7¼ x 1/3".   Satin finish.  Hang with double-sided tape (provided), or brads or fancy tacks (you supply).
Order as PR Plq-RedPoppy,Bud,2Pods,LtIvory,FrCnrs
$21.95+S/H

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Even simpler yet, same colors used as in the ones directly above, same plaque dimensions.  Satin finish.  Be sure to check each one's enlargements page.  It's really very interesting to see how just a change in elements of what is essentially "the same design" alters the look, feel and even perceived size of the sign.  Maybe one of these is just what you're looking for?

Order as PR Plq-RedPoppy,2Pods,LtIvory,FrCnrs
$19.95+S/H
More flowers 

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With the high-key, soft colors of this large plaque, it was very difficult to try to show it correctly in webcolor.  The larger image gives you a better impression of the overall details, whereas this smaller inset image is more accurate as to actual appearance.  Background is buttermilk (a cream with a yellowish tone, as shown in small insert.)  The rose is done in soft colors reminiscent of a watercolor.  The deep pink of the roses's shadowed petals are carried out in the "tole" striping around the edges, which are accented in the white of the lettering.  The round top inset rosebud with lattice behind completes the look and feel of Cottage Chic.  A fresh and delightful way to invite people in to your facilities.  Edges are completed in deep pink.  Satin finish.   Hang with small brads or ornate tacks, possibly  by double stick tape applied on back.  Large sign measures 9¾" long by 7½" wide x 3/8" thick birch.
Order as Lg PR sign-Pink Rose + insert, tole, B-mlk
$26.95 + S/H

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Here's a a different format of wild roses, done on a linen colored background.  This  would be right at home at your  retreat, a home done in a vintage motif or even a Cottage Theme decor.   Oval plaque measures 7¼" x 5¼" x 1/3"  with double-routed edges. Background is linen colored.  Edges are light  done in French Mauve.  Satin finish.   Hang with double stick tape or brads, etc.as you desire.

Order as PR Plq-Wild Roses,Oval,Linen
$24.95 + S/H

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You can have perpetual summer with this distinctive door plaque of multicolored Cosmos, set on a light ivory background with matching borders and lettering.  A real French Country feel with the variations on pink and magentas and the French corners of the wood itself.  Finished with a satin varnish.  Measures 5¼ x 7¼ x 1/3".  Light enough to hang with double sided tape or fancy brads or tacks.

Order as PR Plq-Cosmos,Lt.I,FrCnrs
$21.95+S/H
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This is a very delicate and somewhat understated sign to greet visitors to your powder room.  Pine oval measures 5 x7  x ¾", with hanger on back.  Features a small garden of Victorian watercolor pansies set against a linen colored background.  Lettering and grooved sides done in a very pale yellow.  There is an inner border of yellow dots on the linen portion of the background that gives it a feel that is likewise suitable for a country decor as well as more formal styles.  Please be sure to click on the enlargement to appreciate the colors and design!
Order as PR sign-WC pansies, linen+yel, oval pine
$21.95
Cats and kittens designs 
 

These are little works of fine art put to a practical  purpose!  I liked this particular design and "mood" so painted a number of them over a period of time-- not patterns, each one distinctly different due to coloring,  brushstrokes, etc. These are the last two and there won't be any more! They are quite dark and rich in tones, as even the web color shows. Gold  painted edges.  5" x 7" Chippendale Basswood plaques predrilled for hanging from a brad at center top.The thumbnails do not do these signs justice.  Please click on each image to see an enlargement!



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Handpainted Chippendale, style wood powder room door plaque
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Order as Ladies' Litterbox -
2 kittens design.
$24.95 + SH
Order as Ladies' Sandbox #2- 2 kittens design. *
$24.95 + SH


IMG_0977.JPG  Calico kitten Powder Room sign,  Pine 5x7x¾ with French corners.  Sage borders.  ©Janice Austin DBA Austin Originals.  All rights reserved.
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Soft, sweet little calico kitten with white daisies and blue blossoms plus some greens.  Ivory background.   Grooved light green border on 5 x 7 x ¾ pine with French corners.   Lettering done in matching green.  Satin finish.   Sawtooth hanger on back.
Order as PR sign-Fr. cnrs, Calico on ivory, daisies+
$21.50 + S/H
PR-OrKitten+OrRoses,Parchmt,SageChipPine5x7
Artwork and design ©Austin Originals-all rights reserved.
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Orange kitten nochalantly plopped down amongst the scattered Peace rose stems giving you that innocent look with his green eyes that only cats have mastered.  Set against a parchment background on a 5 x 7 x ¾" Chippendale pine wood base, lettered in sage and finished with matching sage borders.  Sawtooth hanger.

Order as PR sign-Or kitten, Peace roses, Chip. pine + sage
$21.50 + S /H
PR-TigerKitten+roses,larkspur,Chip.Pine5x7,yellows  Artwork and design ©Austin Originals-all rights reserved.
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Tiny tiger kitten sitting amongst the rosebuds and larkspur seems to be appealing to you with his pleading kitten bluest of blue eyes to pick him up instead of the flowers!  Set against an ivory background on a 5 x 7 x 1/2" Chippendale pine wood base, lettered in black.  Soft pale yellow borders finish gives it a delicate fresh look.  Satin finish.  Hangs from sawtooth hanger on back.

Order as PR sign-Tiger kitten, roses and larkspur, Chip w/ pale yel.
$21.50 + S /H

2 kittens, basket, 5 in round PR sign.  ©5-05 by Janice Austin DBA Austin Originals.
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Sweet calico and orange kittens in a cute little basket brimming with soft blue flowers, on ivory background.  This is a one-of-a-kind little painted sign that will make you feel good every time you look at it!  Lettered in green.  Farthest outer rim is a green wash.  Would go with just about any color scheme.  Satin varnish.  Pine round with turned, grooved edges measures 5" across by ¾" thick.   Hangs from back (drilled hole for brad or nail).   

Order as PR-Round-2 Kittens in Basket
$19.95 + S/H


grey kitten+basket 5 in round PR sign 5-05Rev
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Very blue eyed longhaired blue-grey kitten peeps out of a basket brimming with baby'sbreath and (probably) forget-me-nots.  Ivory background. Lettering is  sort of a powder blue.  Edge trim is in a deeper soft blue.  Satin varnish over all.  Pine round with turned, grooved edges measures 5" across by¾" thick. Hangs from back (drilled hole for brad or nail).
Order as:  PR sign-grey, wh LH, basket, blue round
$16.95 + S/H
Watermelon 
Here's one that's hard to come by...and just what the watermelon theme decorator has been hunting high and low for!  This is done on 9x5/1/8x3/8 thick wood.  The junction between the skin and the edible portion is a groove.  The striped skin goes all the way around the sides.  There is a 1.5" split extending in from the edge (look carefully along PR-WM-half.JPG Artwork and design ©Austin Originals-all rights reserved.the right side approximately in the middle of the lettering in "Room" ).  This is just enough to give the sign a vintage look, along with its old fashioned lettering and matte finish.  Sawtooth hanger on back.  
Order as: PR sign-WM half
$16.95 + S/H
See the small Watermelon Bathroom sign I have in right now, too!                       
W. C. signs   For those of you looking for something understated and tongue-in-cheek retro, this is just the thing!  Small, "discrete" door markers measure approx. 3¼" high by 5¼" long by ¾" thick (wood). * Light enough to apply with double-sided mounting tape.  With the white background ones shown, I tried to make them mimic ivory porcelain but please remember they are wood---don't expect the impossible!  Individual variations are detailed with descriptions for each.  
Unless indicated otherwise, these are one-only items!  Please do not order in multiples hoping I'll make you more "on order."  
 As they are not mass produced or stenciled, each one will be a bit different.  Therefore, as I paint one and have it finished to go,
 I usually post a photo of that individual creation.  If you found a design that you like and wish you could get more than one of it,
 please continue to check back on a regular basis.  Making these is supposed to be fun, not drudgery!!!     
                                                                                                        
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WC(mini)-Floral,ivory,
Fr cnrs,crackled
$14.95 + S/H
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Artwork and design ©Austin Originals-all rights reserved.
WC(mini)-WildRoses,linen,
dp mauve
$14.95 + S/H
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Artwork and design ©Austin Originals-all rights reserved.
WC(mini)-WildRoses,linen,
lt pink
$14.95 + S/H
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WC-Ruritania,
FrCnrs
$16.95 + S/H

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This one's the pot at the end of the rainbow for you if you're one of those people who actually sticks to authentic color schemes of Victorian times in your Victorian decorating theme and has the chutzpah to celebrate using mustard  (dark ochre)!  This Victorian lady is done on an ivory background surrounded by deep ochre border.  She carries an ochre purse to compliment her green dress.  I splattered the whole works after I finished, to give it an age-spotted appearance.  Nicely varnished.  I've drilled a hole in the back so you can easily hang it simply from a small nail, brad or screw.  Done on ¾" thick grooved  pine, it measures 7" in length and 5" across at its widest.
Order as Watercloset sign-V. Lady, ivory, ochre, age spotted
$24.95 + S/H
Redneck Door Markers Here are just the thing to show you, too, (tongue-in-cheek) haveClass                                                                                          
Sometimes the rest of us "out there" get just a little bit fed up with all the pretense going on with seemingly everybody.  Small, "discrete" door markers measure approx. 3¼" high by 5¼" long by ½" thick.  Light enough to apply with double-sided mounting tape.  Nice wood grain shows through neutral stain which would go well with oak, pine or any of the lighter stains they're using on doors and cabinetry these days.  Again, as noted in the box under W.C. signs just above, unless indicated otherwise, these are one-only items.  Please do not order in multiples hoping I'll make you more "on order"!  
Hand painted small door sign=Loo.   ©Austin OIriginals.  All rights reserved.
Feeling Traditional British?  

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Sm. Door sign-
Loo (Fancy)
$10.95 + S/H

Hand painted small door sign -Throne. ©Austin OIriginals.  All rights reserved.
Universally understood...

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Sm. Door sign-
Throne (Fancy)
$12.95 + S/H

Crapper#3(rect.).JPG  ©Austin Originals.  All right reserved.
(Before you get your tail in a kink, this is Perfectly Respectable terminology, originating from the name of Lord Crapper, who invented the first indoor flush toilet... or so history "says.")   The color on this particular sign is a rich fruitwood with deep satin varnish. *Photo taken at a slight angle; sign is rectangular.
Order as Sm. Door sign-Crapper
$12.95 + S/H
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