Canvas Open Sign

5:56:00 AM

When I opened a new room at the antique store.


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.

I am adding affiliate links (in green) so you can order the products I used for this project. 

I began with a length of drop cloth fabric


I painted the fabric with Chalky Paint.

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.


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



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  1. Adorable! I can't wait to visit your new room!!

  2. Love the sign, Susan! Good luck on the new room!

  3. Great sign! Good luck in your new venture! Make lots of sells ; )

  4. Love it! Can't wait to see your new space. Trying to get there one weekend. Maybe Aug 3rd.


  5. What a great job you did on your sign. Love it!

    Good luck on the move.


  6. loving the sign Susan! You did a great job with the sharpie!


  7. Great sign. I love the wooden hanger. So happy your your business is booming. Wish I was close :-)

    Have a happy weekend!
    ~ Sherri

  8. It turned out wonderful, Susan! I'm so glad to hear how well your business is doing! Thanks for sharing this at the VIP party - I'm giving you a shout out on FB tomorrow -

  9. Susan, this sign is great and your success at Suite Pieces is wonderful!
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  10. What a fun and creative idea! Congratulations on your new and larger room, this will sure bring the customers in!

  11. Beautiful sign! How did you trace the lettering onto the canvas??

    1. Hi Molly I used a piece of carbon paper under the printed letters then painted in the lines :)

  12. I love how you took something simple, and made something great! Happy 4th of July weekend to all.

  13. Beautiful! Inspired me to make similar one for my friend for her vintage shop in NC. What size of the sign and letters? Thank you.

    1. Hi! The letters are about 4" tall. I'm not sure how large the sign is because it sold. I believe about 18" long? Enjoy, I loved it!


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