Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs with The Getaway Collection

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
I’ve said for years I’ve wanted a cabin on the lake. But I’d also take on a beach house somewhere tropical with no issue!

Since that hasn’t transpired, here’s a way of pretending I’m there anyway.

Introducing, the Getaway Collection from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils!

And the coolest part? There are countless ways to mix and match these guys.

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Aren’t they the cutest? Shades of the ocean, and all things weathered, help make them look pretty authentic!

These were so fun to make! The stencils are designed to completely mix and match with each other, so you can create any saying combinations you wish!

So… here’s how I put them ALL to use as is…

How to make rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
1. Lay out random boards of your choosing.

2. Place stencils in random positions, for a gathered over time look.

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

3. Choose colours of the sea, sky and sand.

Shown: Fusion Mineral Paint… the colours are perfection!

Note: I used a variety of colours, and even mixed them up to make a few more shades of my own. They mix beautifully!

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

4. With a very dry to the touch brush, tap each letter until desired coverage results.

NOTE: Your stencils will be in white mylar… these are vinyl samples, which is used for part of the initial design process.

Learn HOW TO STENCIL HERE

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
To create the multi coloured looks:

1. Stencil with one colour first.

2. Leaving stencil in place, go over the stencil just in the middle, top or bottom with a 2nd colour, fading towards the first colour. 

Try different ways! I even mottled some letters completely for a very weathered over time look. Beachy indeed!

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
How to create a picket sign:

1. Cut one tip of a board at a 45 degree angle.

2. Flip it over and do it again.

3. Rough coat the board with your fav paint, heavier in the centre. Leave the edges bare as shown.

4. After stencilling, lightly sand edges and over top of lettering.

Paint source / Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement / needs no primer nor topcoat… love it! Thanks for the samples, Fusion!


Hang them side by side, slightly staggered, and add hooks or screws for:

beach or pool towels

a changing area

a beachy front entry

towels for bathroom

Tuxedo cats / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Yep… these guys passed the inspection. They are officially feelin’ like they’re at the beach 24/7!

Make beach and lake signs with the Getaway Collection / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs / Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
Make your own beach and lake signs with Getaway Collection : Funky Junk's Old Sign StencilsFind the Getaway Collection in the store HERE.

*note – this newly updated collection will be in the store during the last week of March 2016 *

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  1. Timely…. Two weeks ago husband and I discussed a towel holder of some kind for the wet pool towels always on the floor. I didn’t think of taking the lettering vertical. Till now.

  2. Donna
    These signs are gorgeous and I totally believe that you will have that special cabin/shack to hang them in one day 🙂
    <3
    Pia

  3. awesome! Can you do one up one day that is something about “cottage”. My hubby is from Toronto, and they are all about “cottaging”. I’ve been yelled at when calling the cottage a cabin…. Also, I really hope the medium-hair cat is names Sylvester…..

  4. Oh, NO WAY…these stencils and the signs you created with them are just TOO darned amazing…seriously! I am crushing on absolutely all of these and wouldn’t even know which one to start with, really! These would be soooooo perfect for my tiny house which is kinda like a little cottage and is located in a port town, just down the street from a river and minutes away from a Great Lake. I absolutely lurve all of the various shapes you’ve utilised and the soft beachy colours and what a stroke of genius to make use of vertical wall-space, which would really allow one to make the best use of wall real estate! I’m especially digging the signs with the rounded ends due to their resemblance to water skis and how apropos is that, given the beachy-theme of these signs? Yep, need all of these in my life somehow…they are really fantastic, Donna!

  5. I want them all (lol!) and agree with you on painted stencils versus the other kind. I love the artistic way you fade out the paint at the edges and equally love your charming vignettes! Well done!

  6. I am in LOVE! We have a beach house in the Bahamas (Seabreeze on Cat Island). I like to make it look as though some of the ‘decor washed ashore’. Your blog and stencils are perfect! Thank you for the inspiration. Come visit Cat Island someday!