March 9, 2012

Bakery Sign

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, it seems life has a way of keeping me very busy these days. 
I miss stopping in at all of your blogs and keeping up with the fun things you are creating.
I have not had a lot of time to work on projects myself lately so when hubby was home last week and I mentioned that I would like to have a new sign for my dining room and he said "let's whip one up real quick" I was soooo happy!  I ran to get my supplies together before he found something else to work on.

We started with an old board I had in the garage
A friend of mine gave me several of these for future signs...thank you mucho! here is where I will confess that I started this post several days ago and realized all the pics I took for this post were in video form ( I need a camera intervention)  Ugggh!
So I will just walk you through the steps and show you the finished project..K??

I used ASCP in Old White and lightly drybrushed
I googled Pottery Barn fonts and typed in the word "Bakery". 
Hubby drew the word on the board freehand (yes, he is good like that)
I filled in with black craft paint and used some Old White to shadow the word giving it more definition.
A little distressing and voila!!

Whatcha think??
Notice the pink poms hanging from the ceiling?? No, I haven't gone that crazy yet...I am preparing for a wedding shower at my home for my sweet girl. Don't you just love pink!!
I have had so much fun making it feel so girly and pink for her special day. I look forward to showing you more pics next week!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. LOVE your Bakery sign! I'm feeling inspired...:)

  2. What a great job! Love love this sign and how you dislplayed it! Hugs

  3. Love your sign! Is that an old ice cream bucket on top of that gorgeous piece of furniture?

  4. I always think I'm married to the greatest guy... but if I'd have said "make a new sign" he'd have said... "have fun!"... and escaped to his shop to work on an engine or something!

    Love the sign... can't believe your hubby did the lettering freehand!! I think I need some sign counseling from you!

    Beverly's shop was more full than I've seen it in months... and she said she still had tons out back that she hadn't brought in! Ya just gotta love that gal!

    Are you going to Roundtop/Warrenton/Zapp Hall?

    I know... more junk... we can't stop!

    have a warm and rainy week! Dixie

  5. Turned out great - love where you put it too. Signs have been on my mind. It's about time I give one a whirl too!

  6. Too cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm your newest follower :)

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