Thursday, January 18, 2018

Guest Cottage Sign

Today I am sharing a Guest Cottage sign (stencil by Muddaritaville).

A Guest Cottage sounds like such a wonderful place to stay and perhaps this sign will be on a Guest Cottage door someday. 

Below is the finished sign. Today's dream cottage is cozy and warm.

Just before Christmas Muddaritaville Stencils shared on Facebook 'we pay the postage' stencil sale. I love the many stencils they produce and have bought several locally at stores that carry ASCP.

Supplies used to make sign:

old board 5" wide, 24" long
Muddaritaville  Guest Cottage stencil
Fusion Mineral Based Furniture Paint - Lamp White
CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal
paint brush
stencil brush
masking tape
clear wax
clean rag for waxing/polishing 
2 Z bar hooks and 4 small nails (for hanging the sign)

Started by scrubbing the board - it has been around for quite awhile. Let it dry overnight.

Painted the the board, both sides Fusion Lamp White, 2 coats. Drying time was about 1 hour for each coat.

Lightly taped the stencil in place by 'eye measure' then measured twice (ok maybe 4 times carefully) to make sure the placement was balanced and then taped it so that letter and sign edges were covered to protect the board from unplanned paint marks.

Used a medium stencil brush and dabbed off most of the paint on newspaper until the brush was dry (I use my arm for the final dabbing test to make sure no wet paint is left on the brush).

Dabbed (up and down movement with the brush) over the stencil letters until each letter appeared to have the same density of black (not solid black).

Removed the stencil, washed and returned it to my stencil drawer storage. This is a new addition to my ongoing search for finding the best place to store long stencils.

A pink and purple poinsettia to welcome guests.

I have not received any compensation for this post - I just want to share where I bought the stencil I am using. 

This collage was made in Photo Collageemailed it to myself, edited a bit with PicMonkey.

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  1. Whether it is hanging on a small cottage or in a guest bedroom, it makes a warm and welcoming statement. Great job!
    Connie :)
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  2. Very cute sign. I'm loving the black and white.

  3. I love the sign. It is so pretty in its simplicity.

  4. I wish my stenciling abilities were as good as your Joy. Your Guest Cottage sign looks so professional. I always end up with smudges and have to sand like crazy afterwards to hide my mistakes. Hope you have a happy week dear lady

  5. Joy you always make the best signs! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. When you hear guest cottage it does have a ring of "special" to it. Love the front of the guest cottage...I never seem to make signs and dont know why. Perhaps you've inspired me!

  7. Love it, that is definitely a special touch to add to make your guests feel truly welcome.

  8. It turned out very neat. And I don't think I've ever seen a purple poinsettia...lovely!

  9. What a fabulous way to add some character to your decor!!

  10. A cute sign I'd love to see on a real guest cottage.

  11. The perfect sign to welcome guests to any home, your tutorials are always so easy to follow too. Love the plaid chair and cushions, very hygge!

  12. What a cute sigh! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

  13. Simple and classy. The purple and cream poinsettia is the perfect companion. And thanks for sharing how you made your last mosaic - I am getting a little bored with PicMonkey and want to try something new!

  14. Would love to have a guest cottage Joy. Although, my sweet she shed could easily be transformed into one. Other than it wouldn't have a bathroom. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. I love this sign! It would be so welcoming.

    xo Dianne

  16. We don't have a guest cottage either, but we do have a "guest basement"! Haha! Actually it's pretty comfy down there. Thank you for sharing with us on Party in Your PJ's. I pinned to my DIY board!


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