Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sandwich Board Sign

Well here is a bit of a twist. Mrs. Smith has a booth at the Oregon Street Antique Mall in Redding, CA. It is upstairs and has quite a variety of vintage finds and a few new items. The Antique Mall is well established, but they are always looking for ways to appeal to new customers. For the longest time, we have had this little fold-up sign that was really quite pitiful, but it still worked a few times.

I do not consider myself an artist, but I did offer up my services to create something to draw in a few more customers. I saw a few signs in a booth at the store that I thought would give the sign a vintage look, so I asked the owner of the signs if I could trace a stencil of them - and with her agreement, I began my journey. Cayse - the owner of Oregon Street Antique Mall, gave me the supplies I needed - so it was up to me to get the sign together.

Here is what it looked like after the first coat of paint, and putting the hardware together.

And after some stenciling and spray paint. A little sanding and some wax.

And below is what it looks like on the street - make sure you stop in if you live in Redding.

So until next time. Thank you for stopping by.

Mr. Smith


  1. Must be a husband thing..I "volunteered" mine to build one for the place I used to be at. We did it in lime green and purple- not my color choice (man that owns the joint was a bit odd) and we did a big chalkboard on the front. That way we could change the message for different events and such.
    Great job Mrs. Smith's hubby :)

    1. I ran out of chalkboard paint - or I would have put a little chalkboard in the open spot - maybe I'll do that another day.