DIY Sign for Summer Market


I've been receiving many amazing compliments about the Cambie sign that I made for The Spot summer market, so I thought I would share the few simple steps on how I created it. I went to Home Depot and got them to cut down a piece of 1/2 inch plywood into an 18 by 18 inch square. I applied two coats of left over stain from this project to both sides of the sign. Next, I enlarged my logo and printed it on card stock to make a stencil. I used an X-Acto knife to cut out the type and image, and with some acrylic craft paint, applied the stencil to the wood. I ended up with a unique sign that has been catching many eyes! I have also received a few comments about the stand. It's a salvaged piece that I believe used to be a floor lamp. It was black wrought iron and entirely covered in rust, absolute terrible condition! But with a couple coats of white Tremclad paint, it has covered up beautifully and now acts as a perfect stand to display my sign. My time at The Spot on Queen continues this summer and my July dates are shown in the poster below. He has done it again! Anthony Menecola has created this beautiful poster, entirely different than the last but perfectly suited for Cambie. I'm becoming obsessed with these prints! Just a reminder that the vendors at The Spot do change every weekend, rotating amazing local designers. All of the details can be seen below. I love seeing familiar faces and can't get enough of the new ones. You've got to come by and say hello!

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