Go Jump in the Lake Painted Sign

A "Go Jump in the Lake" sign is perfect for summer decor.  Make your own using the provided printable.  virginiasweetpea.com

Now that we are building a lake house, I can start thinking about decor.  I’ve seen “Go Jump in the Lake” signs on-line and in a few shops and I thought that it would be fun to make my own for our house.


My friend gave me an ugly metal sign knowing that I could use it for a future craft project.  After a few coats of white paint, I had a blank canvas.

Tacky Sign

After I painted the sign white, I realized that I wanted the background to be blue, so I painted over the white with two coats of Velvet Finishes paint in Handsome.


I then used PicMonkey to create “Go Jump in the Lake”.  I’ve included it here for you to print if you’d also like to make a sign.

Go Jump in the Lake Printable

I printed the sign on clear transparency film to use on an overhead projector.  I then used the overhead to trace the letters onto the sign.

If you don’t have an overhead, you can transfer the letters easily with old fashioned carbon paper.  If you need to enlarge before transferring, Block Poster works well for this.

The letters were painted with three coats of Valspar Gloss White and Red that I had leftover from other projects.

Make your own "Go Jump in the Lake" sign.  Print, transfer, paint and you'll have your own sign for your home.  virginiasweetpea.com

Since I used patriotic colors for the sign, I used it on my porch along with some other red, white and blue decor.

Mama found the stool at a yard sale long ago and recently passed it on to me.  The bandana wreath is an easy DIY if you like the look.  I made the flag banner a few years ago for my mantel and am using it this year on our porch.

Patriotic Decor including a bandana wreath, flag banner, and a DIY "Go Jump in the Lake" sign.  virginiasweetpea.com

We haven’t had an opportunity to check on the lake house progress since last weekend.  At that point the basement walls were poured.  I’ll share progress pictures very soon!

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    1. I’m not sure, Wendy. If I hang it on the dock, I can go ahead and do it now. That’s a good idea and one that I hadn’t thought of! Hope to see you at the lake!


  1. I love this sign! It will look so good in your lake house one day. I will come visit and obey the orders of the sign! 🙂 I also love that you painted over that other sign. Yours is definitely much better!

  2. Hi Paula, that is so exciting to have a house at the lake to look forward too. I love the sign you made and your entire porch is darling. Thanks again for sharing at our Something to Talk About Link Party, xo Lisa

  3. hi Paula, how are you? Fun news!! Your cute Jump in the Lake sign is being featured tomorrow morning at our Something to Talk About Link Party. I hope you can come on back and join the fun again, hugs and have a great week, Lisa

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