I felt like doing something on the creative side today,
so I thought I'd try my hand at making a vintage looking
painted bakery sign.
I started off with a wood sign from the auction trash. I chose this
one because I liked the beveled edge, it was the right size
and already had a wire hanger attached to the back.
I painted the edge black and the front white, leaving raw spots to help
create a weathered look. Then I sketched on the lettering in pencil.
After filling in the lettering with paint, I added a little brown for
dirt, spotted it with some white with my nearly dry paint brush,
and wiped the whole thing to smear the paint a little so
it wasn't so bold and fresh looking.
I drew some lines horizontally to mimic wood grain
and softened them with a damp rag.
Not too bad for free, ya think?
I like it hanging above the kitchen pantry.