I wanted one for my kitchen, since that its the most used and loved area of our home. Ashley cooks in it, Allie bakes in it and Jon sits at the counter while I cook.
I thought about different words and decided on BAKERY, but I wanted something more to make it personal. So, I added the name of my father's restaurant, the place where I learned to bake.
I wanted it to be weathered and worn, looking like an antique sign.
I found two pieces of wood from a bookcase that I took apart a few months ago. I sketched the letters in pencil and then drew over it in permanent marker.
First, I brushed a thin coat of gesso on the boards to prime them.
Then outlined them with a dark brown color. I touched up the white where it needed and did the same with the background and liner. Again, I let it dry.
And it's done. I can't wait to hang in the kitchen.