"Bakery Shoppe" Sign Tutorial & A Peek Into My Mom’s New Kitchen!

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Hey Everyone!

Did you guys have a nice holiday weekend?! We certainly did!!

It was nice to have some extra time to spend with my hubby & with Parker!  We got a lot accomplished as well! We finished up all the renovations in the hallway bathroom & also started another project in the master bedroom that I’m super excited about!! But, because I’m not quite ready to post on either of those topics, I want to switch gears for a moment & share a little project that my mom just finished up!

She is also in the middle of a room makeover…..imagine that! Now you see where I get it?! 🙂

She has been busy painting her kitchen & also adding some board & batten to the room. I am gonna do a full before & after post on her kitchen when she is completely done with it. Right now, she is still decorating & putting all the little finishing touches in place. She is going with a “bakery” theme which began with her new Creamy, Dreamy Hutch Display several months back. And because every bakery needs some signage, she was quick to whip one up for her kitchen!

Didn’t it turn out SO CUTE?!

I wanted to share a tutorial with you today & show you how you can make one of your own! Are you cool with that?!

Since we don’t live in the same house, I wasn’t around for every single step of this sign project, BUT I think I can talk my way through the parts I don’t have photographed. However, if you find my explanation confusing, you can also refer to this sign tutorial, as it was done in a similar fashion.

Okay…here we go!!

First, she had this old mirror lying around that she wasn’t using.

She took the mirror out, so she was just left with the frame….

She then sanded down the frame, primed, & painted it a cream color to match her decor.

For the lettering, she just used Microsoft Word, chose the fonts she liked best, & typed out the wording for the sign. The cursive font is Edwardian Script & the printed font is Comic Sans.
Then, using her projector, she enlarged the words until she got the size she wanted & projected them onto the wall.

Then she hung a sheet of brown paper up on the wall & traced the words onto the paper.

There was a backing on the backside of the mirror that looked like this….

She painted the backing a shade darker than her kitchen walls so there would be a little bit of a contrast. Then once it was dry, she used tracing paper to transfer the lettering from the brown paper onto the mirror backing. Once the words were transferred, she used a small, fine tipped paint brush to fill the letters in with a cream colored paint.

When everything was dry, she placed the backing inside the newly painted frame & hung it on the wall!

The decorative piece at the top of the frame was purchased at Lowes & just hot glued on.

This is a view from her living room, looking into the kitchen….

Everything has turned out beautifully in this space & there are so many cute details that tie in with her bakery theme! I can’t wait to share more photos with you! I know you’re gonna LOVE it!

Have you made any signs lately?!

I’m thinking about whipping one up for my new bathroom!! I hope it turns out as cute as mom’s did! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful evening!!

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  1. Tonya, that’s darling! Your mom did a great job. Easy to see where you got your talent!

    Thanks for the tutorial. So tracing paper is the trick, huh? Good to know. I’m pinning this!

  2. So beautiful! I love the background color!

  3. it turned out fabulously and what a great idea!!!!

  4. That turned out so cute! I see where you get all those creative juices!

  5. I love this! Such a cool way to repurpose an old mirror!

  6. Very beautiful and such a great idea. I also love the decorative touch at the top. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very clever way to get the stencil lettering! I never thought of a projector, awesome!

  8. I LOVE it!!!!!

  9. I totally would have thought you bought this – the lettering looks so great!!

  10. I’m in love! What an adorable sign! I asked for a projector for Christmas…going to pin this for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is beautiful and so creative!

  12. The sign is adore but I am absolutley IN LOVE with the wall and trim colors!! Any chance you’re willing to share??

  13. Amazing! I am going to try this. I have an old projector that is big a dinosaur…lol But it will get the job done. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. This is amazing! I can’t believe how awesome it looks just using the backing and frame of an old mirror. Great job!

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