Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

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Here’s a quick little project from me.

bakery sign on wall Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

Last week as I was prepping the house for our Apartment Therapy Home Tour (I think it is up on Friday), I noticed a sadly empty space in our kitchen.

empty space Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

Now, it may look just fine to you…but I thought it could use a little something. So I whipped up a little BAKERY sign from a scrap of wood, some paint and a sawtooth hanger.

Supplies:

  • wood (mine was about 24″ x 5.5″
  • paint
  • crackle medium
  • paint brushes
  • pencil
  • paper
  • marker (paint marker or sharpie)
  • sawtooth hanger
  • sandpaper

Instructions:

Step 1. First I painted the wood an off white I created by mixing antique white and white craft paint together. Then I sloppily painted a dark brown on top. It doesn’t have to cover all the white because you want some layering and chipping.

white plus brown Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

Step 2. After the paint was dry I brushed on some Decoart aged wood medium (the stuff that “crackles”) using a big brush. Using a big brush makes the crackle effect look way more natural than even small crackles. KWIM?

Step 3. After the crackle medium dried (with the help of my handy dandy blow dryer because I have no patience), I brushed on another two coats of my off white paint. Let dry. Or blow dry. Depends on your patience!

Step 4. Using Century Schoolbook as my font I used the pencil transfer method to mark my letters onto the painted wood board.

pencil and crackle Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

Step 5. Fill in with paint marker or even a black sharpie. Let dry.

Step 6. Give the whole thing a bit of a sanding to age it paying special attention to the edges.

Step 7. Hammer on the sawtooth hanger and hang.

west wall of kitchen Vintage Bakery Sign (Made with a Sharpie!)

 Have you ever whipped up a little wood sign with a Sharpie? 

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    • aka design says

      Hi Duane! We’re so glad you found us too! Just popped over to tour blog to say hi…love your projects!
      xo,
      Shannon

  1. says

    That signed looks awesome and you made it seem so easy. Fills the void perfectly.

    Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up at 9 & 10 with an upcycled radio cabinet and some DIY burlap chandelier shades. Hope you like them. Thanks!

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