So I told you guys I’m doing my first vintage market in a few weeks, and I’m feverishly (as much as I can with three kids – one only 6 months old – and keeping up with household chores) creating pieces to sell. This is a handmade market, which means I can’t bring some of the goodies like I have in my booth (vintage glassware and decor) – I actually have to repurpose things or make them from scratch.
One of my products is wood signs – I have three different sizes and many different designs. For these signs I painted the wood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White first.
I’m doing several different silhouettes (I love this one the most!) – first I printed the images onto cardstock, cut them out, traced and then outlined with a Sharpie, and then painted in the rest with black craft paint. Super simple.
I designed the “Pies” sign myself in PicMonkey. Since this one is on a much larger board, I printed it onto transparency paper and then used an overhead projector to trace the image, and used a Sharpie and paint just like the other sign.
The “you + me” sign was also done with an overhead projector. Here’s a peek at a few that I’ve done so far – I’m also using a couple stencils on other signs. Oh and these aren’t done yet! I’m doing to do some distressing and give them a topcoat for protection. And I’m probably going to paint the pie a tan color, like warm apple pie. (Yum – now I want some pie!)
What do you think of my DIY signs? I have so much more to do! Send some hustle vibes my way, will you? (and a babysitter!)
I’ll share more of my market projects next week.
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