Birdwell Beach Britches Factory Store painted signage

I thought this sign painter had put this little project up onto the blog, but couldn’t find it. This was done back at the end of May 2015. The Birdwell Beach Britches Factory Store in Santa Ana, in Orange County CA had been open a while, but they decided to make it official with a storefront window sign.

Since Birdwell is a handcrafted kind of company, Big City has been hand painting their signs for them. This window is another of the unique sign painting projects that identify this successful, quality oriented company.

Here’s how the project went. First, dusting on the chalk through the paper pounce pattern that will provide the outlines for painting, as shown here:
Birdwell Factory Storefront

Next, paint in the white, two coats so it’s really opaque. Here’s how that step looks from inside the store:

Birdwell Factory Storefront

Of course, it will need the red paint to be painted in – here’s a progress shot:

Birdwell Factory Storefront

And here’s the final product:

Birdwell Factory Storefront

Birdwell Beach Britches – Manhattan Beach CA

Got to go to the beach this week for some old school sign painting!

First, the paper pattern – chalk through the perforated holes transfers the design to the glass:

Birdwell Manhattan Beach

Then, the white base coat:

Birdwell Manhattan Beach

Next, the second white coat, then waiting for paint to dry:

Birdwell Manhattan Beach

It’s done!

Birdwell Manhattan Beach

Here’s the whole storefront:

Birdwell Manhattan Beach