How to Paint a Canvas Open Sign

When I opened a new room at the antique store...

open sign on a wooden hanger

to celebrate, I created a canvas open sign for my room.

Business was booming and I moved from a little nook in the wall to a full fledged room.

I thought a vintage looking open sign would be adorable.

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1. I began with a length of drop cloth fabric

frayed canvas with painted open letters

2. I painted the fabric with Chalky Paint.

3. The stencil...

In the morning when the paint was dry, I traced fun lettering in a font called Showboat onto the canvas then colored it in with a Sharpie paint marker.

Length of painted canvas with OPEN painted on it

4. The hanger...

The finished sign hung from a vintage hanger and announced to all that my new little room was OPEN!

open sign on canvas with pin words on photo

Love it? Take a look at the American Flag hanging canvas sign too! 

canvas open sign pinterest pin

Need some more sign ideas? ....
collage of more signs from Homeroad

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .