I love making signs for my house and I made this MARKET sign for the kitchen. It was once a sign with a silly saying on it that I found at a garage sale, and I knew when I bought it I would repaint it.
I painted the inside white and the border a teal-ish color. Because the original sign was stained I took advantage of that and used a chip brush giving it a weathered painted look and allowing the original color to show thru.
Now onto the the lettering and hand, I just didn’t have the time to sit there and paint it, so why not a permanent black marker? I found the font and hand image I wanted, enlarged it to the size I needed and used carbon paper to trace onto the sign frame. I found the pointing hand image at Graphics Fairy, she has the best images.
Because the wood was a little textured the letters aren’t completely filled in which gives it a worn aged look. It was meant to be in that kitchen and I just love it hanging above the shelves.
So next time you have a project that is a little labor intensive, why not use a marker instead of a paint brush.