I started with a 4 foot by 2 foot piece of wood and painted it orange and then went designing! I based it off of the very popular Subway Art themes that I have seen on numerous other blogs and a few that I created myself. I kept the main color as black but then added some white, grey and red vinyl for a more dramatic touch. When finished we sealed it with modge podge and then added several coats of a urathane finish to provide a super glossy finish and will protect the sign from rain and the snow that will be arriving way too soon for me!
And here is the sign on our front porch!