How this bakery sign DIY came to be was the need to complete our bakery section in our kitchen. The transformation of the space started from my love for baking. I wanted a space I could have all my staple ingredients at my finger tips. We did this by adding shelves to the wall and then putting all the ingredients in jars, The shelves filled up the blank wall nicely but something was still missing. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to put above the shelves.
I knew I always had a love of old style bakeries, you know, the one’s where you pass by them and the bakery looks like it has been there forever. They all have that front window that is worn but inviting. I wanted to create a similar look without actually using a window since the space wasn’t that large. So, I decided the best way to do that was by using an old frame. I recently found one at Goodwill, and the size was perfect. I’ll walk you through the steps so you can achieve this look for your home.
- Any size frame , check your Goodwill they have tons
- Dixie Bell Paint in Fluff
- Waverly Chalk Paint – Ink
- Folk Art Crackle
- Cricut Stencil Vinyl
- SVG file of your choice
- Stencil Brush
- Glazier Points
Most supplies were purchased from Walmart and from my AMAZON STORE
This is how the frame started out
Steps to make the DIY Bakery Window
Step 1- Prep your frame- it’s best to clean and wipe it down. If the surface is not clean, your paint will not adhere to it the best.
Step 2 : Apply the Crackle- to achieve that thick crackle look apply a thick coat. Let the crackle dry completely before applying the paint.
Step 3- Apply paint- put a thin coat of the Dixie Bell paint over the crackle. You need to make sure you put it on with one stroke. Do not go over the crackle sections more than once, as it will not give you the finish you are looking for.
Step 4- Let the paint dry completely, you will start seeing the crackling almost immediately
Step 5- Cut the SVG design of your choice and apply it to the glass.
**If you do not have a cutting machine you can pick up a stencil from your local craft store, just apply it to the glass and use painters tape to keep it in place.
Step 6- Using your stencil brush , lightly dab the design with the Waverly paint. You can remove the stencil and do not need to wait for the paint to dry.
Step 7- Put the glass back into the frame- we used glazier points as the original backing was not going back into the frame.
This came together so smoothly. It was exactly the look I wanted for this space. I hope you give this DIY a try and leave me a comment letting me know what you thought. Better yet Pin it so you can save it for later!
If you would like to see the step by step in action you can watch the live here DIY Bakery Window