Friday, May 13, 2016

Rustic Signs Made from an Old Crate

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.
Bed & Breakfast rustic stenciled sign
I white-washed one of the long sides and stenciled it with Bed & Breakfast.  A perfect fit!

Bed & Breakfast stenciled sign on an old crate with skeleton key
It needed a little something extra, so I added a skeleton key and a number 19 room tag. 

Cabins hanging sign stenciled on the side of an old crate
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!

Make a hanging sign from the side of an old crate
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.

Make a hanging Beach House sign with the side of an old crate
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. 

faux driftwood Beach House sign with starfish and skeleton key
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.

rustic hanging signs made out of an old crate

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*The Getaway Collection stencils were provided to me from Old Sign Stencils, but opinions are always my own.

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