Monday, August 17, 2015

How to Paint a Brick Sign - Popcorn and a Movie

I have a fun project today!

If you like a graphic and industrial style,

this sign is for you.

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Everybody loves Popcorn and a Movie!

Made to be like a vintage brick wall sign

within a rich wood frame,

this would be great for a family room

or home movie theater.

It's large scale, 39.5" x 39.5"

will make a big impact on your wall.

So, begin with the brick panel.

Mine was about $24 from Menards.

I used 36" 1x4's for the frame.

Wear a mask when cutting the brick panel.

Here's a look at what the panel looks like sanded.

That would be a good effect on it's own,

but I wanted a gray and tan mix.

I used Provincial and Ebony stain to get a "reclaimed" wood look

on the frame.

After basing my brick with an off white,

I added some grays, tans, and creams.

Adhere the boards with power grab.
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Flip and add screws and D rings to the back.

Yay - here's a template you can use.

Chalk or pencil transfer onto board.

Chip brush black, then you can refine edges if you want.

Transfer ticket pattern onto white center.

Detail Paint.

So it will look like this before it is sanded:

and like this after sanding:

I also put a semi-gloss sealer on the wood frame.

Wouldn't this be fun in a home theater area.

Simple, graphic, industrial.

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I want to make a brick "coffee shop" sign now!

The fun thing about being able to make signs

is that they can be so personal to your space

and as large as you want.

Hope you try it!


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Unknown said...

Amazing and SO creative!! Especially loved how you painted the brick. Can you come paint my hideous, ugly red brick fireplace?! Please!! :D Again, great job! Cynthia

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks Cynthia!
Really - this would be a great color way for a fireplace.
Thanks for stopping by!

Bliss said...

Love it and pinned it, very cool!

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

That looks awesome!

Adina said...

Love this idea! Pinned!

Unknown said...

This is way too awesome...I think you've inspired me to make my own! Thanks for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week. I'm pinning! :)

Barbara Jean said...

Love this. Nice to see something new and original.

Thanks to Angie at Knick of Time for sharing on FB

be blessed

Marie Blackburn said...

Wow, I just love your unique movie sign! Great tutorial too. I think my basement home theatre needs one of these :)

Marie@The Interior Frugalista said...

Hello again Deb, just popping by to let you know I'm featuring your fabulous movie sign this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party!