Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Vintage Style Cafe Sign

Photos--they tell the truth and you see things differently when looking at a photo. When looking at photos of my house, the space above my pantry looks bare. I do have twelve foot ceilings, so there is a lot of wall space. I don't see it in real time, but definitely in photos so I decided to make a sign for the space.

Vintage Style Cafe Sign

I used a five foot long shelf board I had and painted it with blocks of wood. First I painted the board dark brown. I apply paint in layers--red, peach, green using a scrap wood square and letting each color dry before applying the next. It gives it such a great distressed look.

Vintage Style Cafe Sign
The top color also is applied with a wood block, but I cover more of the board. When it was dry I stained over the background paint.
Vintage Style Cafe Sign
When the stain was dry, I used craft store stencils to stencil the white letters. 
Vintage Style Cafe Sign
I hand paint the black shadow on the letters. It adds a lot to my kitchen/great room space.
Vintage Style Cafe Sign

8 comments:

  1. Becky,
    I love this sign, especially the turquoise color. You always do such a beautiful job! I just got a sign for my master bathroom that says, Take a Shower, You Dirty Hippie". It was from some of my "girlfriends". Maybe you need to do that one next!
    Happy Easter,
    Cheryl

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  2. The mix of colors in this chippy sign is gorgeous! You always have such fun color combos!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this technique! Love it! You have inspired me to try my hand at this.

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