Faux Chalkboard Bakery Sign on Canvas
I originally saw this cool bakery sign wall decor on a blog header over at Junkin Junky about a year ago, and she has since changed the image on her blog header so I can't really show you. A couple months later I was looking for it (this was before pinterest) and found the bakery sign over at the Curious Sofa, although it's not there anymore either, but luckily I saved it because I FINALLY did it!
Here is the original from curious sofa
I started with a 12x24 inch gallery wrapped canvas that I got on sale really cheap years ago...before I even became a mom, which was at least 5 years ago as JJ's bday comes up next week! I didn't have any black acrylic paint, so I used J's Black Tempura/Poster Paint but due to my painting classes from college, I still have a difficult time using any paint straight from the tube...even black, so I mixed the black with some of my burnt umber...don't know if it made any difference, but oh well...I painted the entire canvas black.
Then I put a piece of chalk in a bag and smashed it with a hammer. I used a wide dry paint brush and brushed the chalk powder onto the black canvas to make it look like a chalkboard. Who needs chalkboard paint when you can use black poster paint and basic crayola chalk to make a faux chalkboard finish?
I inverted the original image from curious sofa and enlarged it to the size I wanted in word and had it print onto several pages. Then did the ol scribble chalk on the back and trace the letters onto the canvas. I did try practicing my freehand at first which wasn't terrible, but I just wanted it to be uniform and even and so I traced the lettering on.
Best part of the new kitchen decor? It was free! I just used things that I've had on hand.
To see how to enlarge images to print on multiple pages click HERE
To see how to transfer images as I did with the type on this project, click HERE