Vintage Sign for our Vintage Store!
We went with a vintage sign for our very vintage store here in Midtown Reno!
While it’s not truly a vintage sign, it is certainly vintage style! Derek McDonald of Golden West Sign Arts is our artist and he is a master sign painter in the old style, the best style! We can’t imagine welcoming you into our vintage store with anything else.
When we told Derek we wanted to go with a reverse painted design on our glass front door, he immediately began talking gold leaf and we were sold!
The process was so interesting to watch, and a bit of a brain scrambler! Since the gold sits on the face of the design from the other side of the glass, it is the first element to go on.
Day one finished with all elements that would be gold going on in sheets, and then to dry overnight. The design is in there somewhere, can you see it?
Day two Derek isolated the upper design in gold leaf and removed the rest. It shows as black from the backside, but it is GOLD!
Day three Derek has begun to fill in the bright gold edges with matte gold centers for a simply gorgeous contrast.
By the end of day three things were really taking shape, and we were really getting excited!
The signs beauty was only being rivaled by the sunset at this point… gasp!
With every layer before it on the glass, Derek finished with a classic frame in dark green to back the design and allow the gold to shine against the dark backdrop.
Now we greet our customers and the street at large with this beautiful and (literally) shining example of this vintage craft!
We all stood and admired it for a good long time before making the decision to have Derek paint our street side sign to match! Stay tuned for more from Golden West Sign Arts around here.
We’re simply beaming with pride to have a gorgeous, hand painted vintage sign in the vintage style to welcome you into our gorgeous vintage boutique!
Come in and see us in The Vassar House at 221 Vassar Street in Midtown, Reno! We’re open Tues-Fri 10-6 and Saturday 10-4. See you here!