how to Gallery Wrap and trim signs with old vintage wood

I’m always trying to create new & unique art using canvas & this is my latest creation/series. The canvas is actually modge P. ( glued) & stapled to a 3/4 inch thick wood board. To achieve a  realistic & vintage frame “look” i  pulled out my tools, air nailer, glue ,ruler, coffee cup (with a splash of cream & sugar) and  an armful of  various old wood trim i re-purposed and ……viola ! Instant Vintage custom Frame.

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This   canvas for our art ,at this writing,   was  Printed   ( by our fav printer sub-El-Co Color Labs, Inc. USA.)   on a  UV printer in Fine Art Mode on   bright white 65 %poly / 35% cotton (Acid Free) material.

This video shows the process Zeke uses to mount the canvas to a substrate, 3/4 inch pine wood, and attach custom cut re purposed wood trim to give each piece a “rare & unique faux antique ” look.

Gallery Wrap how to video by Zeke

Recent custom vintage signs by zekesantiquesigns 2015

Here are some recent custom vintage signs by  zekesantiquesigns 2015.

the Sweetwater Market sign was for a non profit food bank in Georgia the manager wanted done by us to give the entrance to their facility a retro and friendly look to the facade.

Jay, the manager wrote after seeing the final photo of the piece “We love it and are excited to get it installed!

feedback like his and others encourage Zeke to create more “rare & unique faux antique” signs.


vintage market sign
vintage market sign
vintage market sign
vintage market sign
vintage market sign
vintage market sign custom made for non-profit Georgia

This wolf creek signs was one of several the client has commissioned us to make for his outdoor bar bq and bourbon “tasting” deck overlooking his creek by the cabin his family loves & owns in the mountains of Georgia.

custom made  cabin sign
custom made georgia cabin sign


georgia cabin sign
georgia cabin sign

This Scott DJ sign was a sign for an old college friend who graduated with the buyer from Frostburg College, Maryland. We drop shipped the sign to the recipient and all is well.

custom music dj sign
custom dj sign gift


A restaurant near Salisbury Maryland had us create this piece to fit the decor,style and wording for the bar’s decor. The 1/2 Upper Bay Canvasback decoy was hand carved by a Havre de Grace , Maryland ,Carver.

custom decoy sign
custom decoy sign

Baltimore Saloon gets custom Sign Bundle

The Horse You Came in on Saloon ,in Fells Point Maryland, needed a new sign bundle facelift for their entrance door.

custom baltimore bar sign bundle zeke


Eric, the owner, mentioned in an email to me that,” Thanks for everything Zeke!  As I mentioned your work is a big part of my business and proudly so.”


More and more business owners, like the Horse’ , seek out hand painted vintage style signs not only to fit the look & feel of their business but customers appreciate the unique qualities the signs add to their experience.

Eric contacted me about a new bundle a while back and i was more then happy to create several pieces based on his Saloon’s history and decor. As a great repeat customer i knew Eric would be great to work with and appreciative of whatever i came up with.

After delivery of the Horse’s Sign Bundle Eric was generous to treat me to the great bar fare available on their unique menu-go with the Jack Burger & sweet potato fries !

Thanks Eric !

Saloon business  outdoor sign

One Sweet Day at ZekesAntiqueSigns !

The great thing about hand painting a custom vintage sign for a small business is the positive feedback from the client-sweet !!!
Recently i completed a custom sign thru my Etsy store for a Wedding & Event Planner located in California-

custom wedding planner signAfter Zeke created the wooden vintage piece a finished photo was emailed to the client prior to shipping. She wrote a Awesome & Encouraging Reply-


It looks amazing, we can’t thank you enough!!


Small business owners,like ZekesAntiqueSigns, specializes in custom work for just other small business owners who are fans of vintage style decor &more !

vintage wedding  signThanks for making….. One Sweet Day !