There are lots of tech gadgets out on the market to make your own signs. You can make this cute drinks bar sign with just a printer! No need for expensive vinyl cutting machines.

Remember the porch we recently changed? We had our first party at our house this past weekend and we used our sink for the first time as our drinks bar. The only problem was no one could see where the drinks were, so I needed to make a sign!

What you will need:

  • A 2×4 wood scrap, mine measured 21″ but without the tap you could use a piece around 14″.
  • Paint, I used Lady grey from Sarah Jayne chalk paints.
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Printer
  • Sharpie
  • Paper
  • Free Printable you can download here.

I started by painting my piece of wood, I love this pale grey from Sarah Jayne paints, this is just one coat and it went on really nicely. Not thick and gloopy like other chalk paints.

Sarah Jayne Paint

Instead of watching paint dry, I printed my words. You can use any font and any wording you like but if you’d like to use the same design you can grab it here.

Free Printable from The BuNGALOW Edit

Then turn over the paper and with your pencil, you need to scribble all over the back where the words are, this is the first step of the transfer. Just like the picture below.

Next line up your wording where you want it, be really careful not to move it. You could use masking tape to hold in place. I had the old tap from our concrete sink so I decided to add this to the end of the sign. Since the sink isn’t plumbed in, I thought this could be a fun way to repurpose the tap.

Make a Drinks Bar sign.

Next take your pencil and on the right side of the paper go around the outline of the letters, this transfers the scribbled pencil marks on the reverse side onto the wood.

Double check that you have gone over all the letters before you remove the paper.

When you remove the paper it should look like this, you can see the outline in pencil on the wood now.

Next up the fun part! Using the outline, pen in the letters with your sharpie. You could of course paint this bit too but that seemed like a little too much effort.

Then Volia! Your very own ‘Drinks Bar’ sign.

I’m really happy with how it turned out, the best thing is it took me an hour tops.

Diy Drinks Bar sign. Free printable from The BuNGALOW EditDiy Drinks Bar sign from The BuNGALOW Edit

The other addition we made to the sink, are these tubs from Ikea. The sink isn’t plumbed in, so this catches the melted ice when we use it for drinks.

Concrete sink drinks bar

Comments (14)

  • Lin

    June 25, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Very creative – great idea !

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Lin! Enjoy!

  • Sam

    June 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Ooh I love this! Perfect for summer bbqs!

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm


  • Stacey Sheppard

    June 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Very cool and very inventive!

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      And quick too!

  • Pati

    June 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    oh wow i love this idea you are very talented x

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Pati!

  • Mary | hellopeagreen

    June 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    That’s also a great gift idea I think!

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Absolutely! And you can really have it say anything!

  • Donna Ford

    June 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    What a creative idea. Love the method!

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks! So simple when you know how!

  • Jen Stanbrook

    June 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Such a cute little sign, great idea!

    1. thebungalowedit

      June 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Jen!

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