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Dead & Breakfast Inn Sign for Halloween

Extend hospitality to the ghost, goblins, and skeletons that come knocking at your door this Halloween with a sign that welcomes them to the Dead & Breakfast Inn.

What You'll Need

  • 1'x8'' boards
  • 1'x2'' backing boards
  • Saw-toothed blade (for cutting boards)
  • Vintage freestanding signpost
  • Six 1/2-inch screws
  • Exterior latex paint in brown, gray, white
  • Water
  • Two 2-inch trim brushes
  • Tracing paper
  • Graphite transfer paper and pencil
  • Artist's liner brush
  • Black acrylic crafts paint
  • Eye hooks and chain

Download the free "Dead & Breakfast Inn" sign template.

Download the free "Vacancy" sign template.

How to Make It

  1. Download free templates. Cut "Dead & Breakfast Inn" sign, backing, and "Vacancy" sign boards to size, referring to the templates. Assemble the signboard with screws on the back.
  2. Mix a 1:1 solution of water and gray or dark brown latex paint to create a color wash. Dip a trim brush into the wash, wiping off the excess. Drag the brush lightly along the wood surface to give it an aged look. (Let the texture of the wood to show through the paint.) Let dry for 5 minutes.
  3. Dip the second trim brush into white latex paint to pick up a scant amount of paint. Dry-brush white paint on areas where you want the color to be the lightest; let dry. Dry-brush dark brown around the edges of the boards; let dry thoroughly.
  4. Trace the text designs from the downloaded template onto tracing paper. Transfer using graphite transfer paper. Use a pencil to darken the graphite lines if necessary.
  5. Use a liner brush to paint the lettering onto the board in black acrylic paint.
  6. Insert the eye hooks to the top of the board and attach to the chains for hanging from the signpost.

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