DIY…vintage door signs

From Kate and Sean’s wedding.

I have been lucky the past two summers and was asked to be in two of my best friend’s weddings ( and another next summer! ).  For both weddings, I helped the bride makes these signs from old wood doors I found at Silverlake Architectual Salvage.  

Clearly the signs needs to be cleaned off. The paint is often coming off, but I like this look.  Get yourself some cleaner, a rag, a pencil, black acrylic paint, different size paint brushes depending on your preference and handwriting, water, a paint rag, and of course a beer! I drew the word on first with pencil.  Go back over the pencil with black paint as though you are using a pen writing cursive. . You can go back through the touch up the spots where needed. I did this a few times!

Greg and Rebecca used the signs as props and sent these cards out as a thank you! So cute!

photo credit:

first photo: the big affair

postcard photo: annie mcelwain

(post of Kate’s DIY wedding soon!)

Published by Dear, Us

Welcome to the bridge where I hope and intend to create a space for ALL the things I do and can't seem to quit. I am a stylist, a creator, a shop owner, a writer, an artist, a mama. Sabina Bloom was born FEB 2021 in a snowstorm and she has an extra special gift on her 21st chromosome. Here you will find us laughing, loving, creating, and navigating Down syndrome and our life together.

One thought on “DIY…vintage door signs

  1. These signs rocked! Thanks Annie! To thief at the park who stole the welcome sign, shame on you…but I understand it was too cool not to steal.

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