Fake It 'till Ya Make It With a DIY Shiplap Styled BAKERY Sign

3 Materials
2 Hours

I admit, I no longer bake. It's a combination of choice and health, but I admit I really miss it!

So I decided to fake it with a cute BAKERY sign that says otherwise...

Loosely based on a shiplap style, a few planks had this beauty workin' hard! This one is soooo fast and easy to make. No need for building skills this round!

Now I wish it would bake me a cookie... or 12. :)

Love the look too? Here's how you too can make one in minutes!

I'm so in love with the impact this BAKERY sign has in my kitchen! I'm using it to hang mugs near my coffee station so it's super useful too!

Note: Copy sign placement at own risk. Check home code safety before installing wood behind gas ranges.

This cutie pie was made in seconds with the BAKERY stencil.

The beauty of a stencil is, you can get a pro look with so little effort!

Note: These stencils are part of my own line of Old Sign Stencils.

LUNCH & BAKERY are sold separately, but designed to mix and match for more looks!

Find stencils in store HERE

1. Clean and cut board sizes as desired.

Tip: lay your components on top to estimate your desired size

2. Position stencil in the middle, tape into position, and apply paint.

Tip: Use a VERY dry brush for the sharpest effect.

3. Hang single planks in place one at a time.

NOTE: If you wish to insert S hooks for hanging like I did, install two support boards on the wall prior to hanging planks, to create a space between wall and sign for the hooks. Or just add hooks or screws on boards.

So, this sign demanded a little fluffing around my woodsy, rustic kitchen. An old crate helped double the counter space in my small kitchen.

The blog post has a few more shots of what else I did too, at link below.

And there she is. My happy little baker hard at work. Calorie free I might add...

Find stencils in store HERE

For more details on this post, visit the original blog post tutorial HERE!

Suggested materials:

  • Bakery stencil  (https://www.funkyjunksoldsignstencils.com/products/bakery)
  • Stencil brush  (local craft store)
  • Black paint  (Fusion Mineral Paint's Coal Black)

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
30 Address Signs That'll Make Your Neighbors Stop in Admiration
15 Memorial Day Crafts
3 Cute Step-by-Step Ideas For Unique Planters
30 Fun Way To Brighten Up Your Backyard This Summer
31 Update Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Look Fabulous
32 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
30 Great Mason Jar Ideas You Have To Try
The Cutest Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Easter!
24 Update Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Look Fabulous
30 Adorable DIY Ideas For July 4th
Upgrade Your Backyard With These 30 Clever Ideas
Do Your Kitchen Cabinets Need an Update?
15 Affordable DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now!
Check Out These Wonderful Ways To Decorate Your Plain Mugs
Funky Junk Interiors - Donna

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Emmawilliams1
    on Sep 10, 2016

    What is the rest of your kitchen backsplash? thanks and cute sign!!

  • Wel17119462
    on Oct 4, 2018

    I may have missed this but; how do you have it attached to the wall or does it simply lean up against the wall?

  • Janice Simonsen
    on May 6, 2020

    I like the look, but isn’t it a fire hazard?

    • Hi Janice!

      You raise a good point. I place a cookie sheet over the wood areas if I use the back burners, which is very rarely. So this is most definitely a 'do at your own risk' project where placement is concerned.

      The whole purpose of the post is to share a cute sign design as a mug hanger which of course can be hung anywhere!

Join the conversation

2 of 52 comments
  • Joanie
    on Oct 15, 2017

    In a NUT shell........I love your entire kitchen. It is a combination of dark, white, and all of your ideas combined. It looks like a well thought out kitchen!!!
  • Grace
    on May 5, 2020

    Nice. As soon as we're free to roam, I'll look for some old boards.

Your comment...