Signs are always a big hit at my vintage shows and I love making them out of rustic wood or unusual salvaged junk. These three signs have two things in common: they're all stenciled with Funky Junk Interiors Old Sign Stencils from the *Getaway Collection, and they're all made from the wood of a salvaged crate. I found an old crate at a yard sale for next to nothing because half the bottom was missing and the rest of it was falling apart. I knew just what I wanted to do with the wood after I easily disassembled it.
It needed a little something extra, so I added a skeleton key and a number 19 room tag.
One of the short sides points the way to the CABINS. The stencil doesn't have an S on the end, but it was easy to add using another stencil from the collection. I love mixing and matching!
To give CABINS more dimension, I shadowed the letters with light gray paint several hours after my last cup of coffee. The more holes the better. Ha, I should have popped out that knot in the I.
Beach House was stenciled on the salvaged half of the crate bottom after I painted it with a light coat of AS Duck Egg Chalk Paint. Don't you love those jagged edges? They remind me of driftwood.
Instead of attaching hooks and a chain to this one, I simply stapled a piece of rope to the back for a beachy look. Every beach house needs an old skeleton key and a little starfish for good luck.