Lion Coffee Sign

by | Jan 24, 2011 | Painted Signs | 47 comments

I thought I would share my latest hand painted sign with you today.  It’s a big one…about five feet long!
I used an antique Christmas coffee ad I found at The Graphics Fairy

I cropped the text and put it in my projector to transfer it to my board. 
I found this awesome door at an antique store a few weeks ago.  It was painted in the prettiest chalky blue and had really cool hinges.  Honestly, I’ve been hoarding it for myself, but it’s just been sitting in my office and I needed things to take to Lucketts, so I had to let it go. 
Donna, I know you’re suffering from rust envy.  Just go snuggle with one of your bolts and you’ll be okay. 

Oh…it looked so perfect in my house.  Sigh. 
Can’t keep ’em all. 
If you’re interested in making an “old” sign of your own, check out my post on The Making of a Sign.  If you must have this one, it’s for sale at The Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, Virginia. 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Restoration House

    Oh Marian, I just posted a sign as well, it's paling a little in comparison though! Nice job.

  2. Jaime

    Love to read about your source. I'm off to the Graphics Fairy right now. But you complete the piece with that hardware – perfect. Curious since there's no Lucketts in my near future – how much does something like this sell for?

  3. Miranda

    Beautiful! I'm looking for just the right vintage style coffee sign for my kitchen. This would be perfection. If only I could get to Lucketts from AK! You are a master of design Marian.

  4. Andrea

    Very pretty. Thanks to your inspiration I began ripping the upholstery off a chair today. Looks pretty daunting, but I'm going to give it a try. You really have been an inspiration to me.

  5. Andrea

    Very pretty. Thanks to your inspiration I began ripping the upholstery off a chair today. Looks pretty daunting, but I'm going to give it a try. You really have been an inspiration to me.

  6. The Other Me Is Sane

    If'n I was close enough I would be there when they opened to buy this sign. It is a beauty and so professional looking I would swear it was the real thing from long ago.

  7. Cindy


  8. Kerri

    WOW! Beautiful work!

  9. Sheryl Parsons

    Great idea! I had/have several of those coffee ad cards. They are fun.

  10. Robin

    Your sign is so pretty. I love the colors you used!

  11. Judy

    This is the second blog tonight that talked about the graphics fairy. I'm headed there next. What an awesome job you did. It looks so professional.

  12. Mandy

    WOW!!! love, love, love the sign. I emailed you a while back about making a sign on an antique window. It turned out great and my Bunko friend loved it. Forgot to take an after pic :(…I will have to go to her house for one…thanks again for all your great ideas and inspiration!!!

  13. Amy Kinser

    That is perfect! I would love to have it in my home. You have such amazing gifts and talents. Thanks for sharing them.

  14. AntiqueChase

    THAT'S IT!!!!
    I officially don't believe you have children… That boy in the living room picture?? You rented him didn't you?? Fess up!

    I'm kidding of course!!

    You just make MUCH better use of your time!!!

  15. Funky Junk Interiors

    Oh, the audacity of it all! (did I spell that right? No squiggly spell checker came on… unreal)

    LOVE this one big time. And it sure does fit nicely above that piano… you have nerves of steel.


  16. Karen

    Okay dang it your going to make me go and buy a projector! The sign is wonderful.

  17. Anne Marie

    okay…you seriously do not stop do you…this sign is so awesome, but more importantly is your inspiration for this mother as well – you are a mom too, and when I see other moms creating it really does inspire me! so thanks!
    Anne Marie
    (why don't you have your own shop??) or do you…and I don't know about it?

  18. lvroftiques

    LOVE the sign!! Ok does Donna have enough bolts that I can go snuggle with too? Because I too suffer from "rust envy" *winks* VANNA

  19. Abramyan Avenue

    Beautiful!! I fell in love with the sign as soon as I saw it in Reader! I didn't imagine it was that long until I saw the fourth photo. I admire you for letting it go…I don't think I could have been that strong!

  20. Modern Country Lady

    Hi there, I think your blog is fantastic and inspiring and have awarded you the stylish blog award.
    The award is supposed to be passed on by nominees to 7 other bloggers who they think are inspiring. The nominees are also asked to tell 7 things about themselves!!
    Have a great day and keep on doing your great blog!!

  21. Crystal Crate

    Loving your blog! I just started my own blog with my fantastic crystal and shell bottle art. I'd love it if you could stop by, and if you like them, follow! 🙂 Off to read more! xoxo, The Crystal Crate.

  22. Doda

    Very nice indeedy! You gotta love the Graphics Fairy huh?

  23. Tania

    what a beaut!!!!

  24. SueAnn

    Love love love the sign!!

  25. Carol Mae

    Very cool sign, very nice art work. Thanks for sharing, Carol Mae

  26. Tess

    I love your beautiful sign. Would like to know, where did you get a projector?

  27. Lisalulu

    besides Beautiful, perfect and amazing, there are three words that come to mind… do you sleep?

  28. White and Rust

    It is beautiful! The patina, the color, the rust.. I will be using your sign making tips when I venture into sign making one of these days! Although, I wish I had a projector!!

  29. Rachel Pallas

    Awesome sign!!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  30. Karen- The Graphics Fairy

    This is the best sign ever!!! Customers were already checking it out, right after you left, I don't think it will be around for long!

  31. Alyssa

    I love a lot of the things you do, but have seriously fallen in love with the signs. This summer I absolutely must find myself a projector to try my hand at making some myself.

  32. Audrey Pettit

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Love the old wood with the rusty hinges, and your painting job is out of this world. so wish I could get to your store!
    visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

  33. Erin

    This is awesome! And thanks for sharing your "how to" post. I would never have thought to do something like this.

  34. そげゑの

    I was very pleased to find this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this excellent post


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