Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs
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.
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…
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Rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs
About the stencils
The Getaway Collection is a set of stencils with vacation sayings. They are also built to mix and match so you can create the exact wording you wish!
1. Lay out random boards of your choosing.
Note: I used a variety of colours, and even mixed them up to make a few more shades of my own. They mix beautifully!
4. With a very dry to the touch brush, tap each letter until desired coverage results.
Learn HOW TO STENCIL HERE
Beachy tones were perfect for these stencil designs!
Simply go lighter with paint on darker boards, and visa versa so the signs pop!
And play around with fades! Here’s how I created a lighter to darker look…
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!
1. Cut one tip of a board at a 45 degree angle.
2. Flip it over and do it again.
3. Paint the board unevenly with a heavier coat in the center of the board, then dry-brushing towards the edges. This creates an instantly distressed look without sanding.
4. Position, then stencil desired lettering with a very dry brush.
5. After stencilling, lightly sand the board edges and over top of the words if more distressing is desired.
Paint source / Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement / needs no primer nor topcoat… love it! Thanks for the samples, Fusion!
6. 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
How to create an arrow tipped sign
Creating a pointed arrow tip is easy! Here’s how to do it…
1. Cut a plank at a 45 degree angle.
2. Make another straight cut, so you’re essentially left with two triangles, perfect for arrow tips!
3. Rotate the triangle tip to join a plank.
4. Attach arrow tip to plank with some old hardware like I did, or a support board from behind.
5. For added detail, cut an additional rectangle and paint it black as shown above, to create an additional arrow extension. Fun!
A sign display
So of course, I teamed up a few other beachy things to share the cute result of all the signs hung side-by-side!
Aren’t they the cutest all in a group?
Then just add hooks and hang up your coats! Or better… beach towels… if you’re lucky enough!
Think you’ll give a few beachy signs a go for your own home?
View or shop for the Getaway Collection stencils HERE
Other ways these stencils were used:
Visit other Getaway stencil projects HERE