I have to admit, when I first saw the infamous “fresh baked pie” window sign (from World Market) at my mom’s house, I was sure that she picked it up at a local craft shop. It was super adorable, slightly distressed and looked like DIY project that had been repurposed into a sign. But I was so wrong!
I really do love that sign and now I see it in so many homes via Pinterest. I decided that it was something I could create my own DIY Fresh Baked Pie Window Sign with one of our rescued transom windows from an old house.
I designed a vinyl stencil for my sign with my Silhouette Cameo machine and tried this project a few times using regular old latex paint but nothing would stick (and stay) on the glass. Plus, it took several coats to make it look opaque. Boo.
Then I discovered Americana Chalky Finish for Glass paint by Deco Art… It’s an ultra-matte acrylic paint that easily adheres to glass. This was exactly what I needed!
I chose some paint colors that looked a little retro to me: Relic (charcoal gray), Vintage (gray blue), and Everlasting (white).
After my mishap with regular latex, I was amazed at how well this paint worked on the glass. It only took two light coats to be opaque and dried very quickly. It really does have a chalky texture just like the paint I use on furniture.
I wanted my sign to be reminiscent of an age-old diner window, with the words slightly rubbing off. Once the paint was dry, I just took a little light grit sandpaper and gently rubbed at the painted areas.
The instructions recommend that you bake the glass in an oven after it dries but unfortunately this window wouldn’t fit in my oven. So instead, I got out my blow dryer and just heated up the areas with paint for several minutes to “bake” the finish.
I couldn’t be happier with how this DIY painted window project turned out! I love that I was able to replicate it with a repurposed window too!
This sign looked so good in my kitchen, that I decided to make a few more, including a Laundry sign, for our holiday market… and they both sold right away!!
I can’t wait to make more signs out of other windows too… this paint is fun to use and looks great on glass!
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