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An Old 'Washed Up' Beach Sign

Remember when I found this old, worn-out sign washed up on the beach?  Click here.
It was super heavy with old nails sticking out.  I loved it!
My family looked at me like I was crazy!

Well, crazy or not...
I 're-made' my sign in 10 steps!
Want to see?

Step 1:  Clean it up!
Wash, scrub, dry and a bit of sanding.
I left the nails in...I think it adds character.

Step 2:  A couple coats of white spray paint.

Step 3:  Vinyl letters!
I used my Cricut and cut out the arrow and letters.
(The sign actually looks pretty good right now, but I'm not done!)

Step 4:  A couple coats of blue paint leftover from my daughter's bedroom.

Step 5:  Brushed on black paint, rubbed off with a rag.
(Loving the texture!)

Step 6:  Another light bring back some of the white.

Step 7:  Peel off the vinyl letters.
(My favorite part!)

Step 8:  Touch ups!
Using a tiny brush, fix any spots where the blue paint bled through.
(To use the spray paint color, just spray a bit of spray paint in the top of the cap.
 Use a tiny, square-edged paint brush to fix those blue spots.) 

Step 9:  Apply a coat of sealer over the entire sign.

Step 10:  Add some rope, of course!
I wrapped rope around the tip of the sign and the base.
More texture...gotta love it!

(My family said that my sign was a little too obvious.)
Yeah, maybe.

 I guess I'll try to find another location where it can be more useful?
There!  Does that work better?

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  1. I just did something similar for my seasonal shelf, so your post caught my eye. I also love your beach mantle post. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I really want to make one of these signs like you did. Yours turned out great, I really like it! I have my eyes open for old wood so someday I will.

  3. I love your sign - I especially love shape of it and the rope on it - I want some driftwood!

  4. I love this sign... and how you can stick it in the ground!!

  5. This is so cute! I beach themes and the shape is so cute!


  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I have to admit, I always love a good pun!

    Your blog is so fun, and I love this beach sign, especially the bright color. I'm a follower!

    Brie from

  7. Wow! This sign is amazing. I cannot believe you found it on the beach! Well done. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. I hope you will party again tomorrow!

  8. Hi Michelle! I LOVE this sign! I have a Cricut and I've never used it to cut vinyl looks like I'm missing out, I wish I knew how!! Thanks for sharing! I saw your link up at Tatertots and Jello!! I'm your newest
    follower! YAY!


  9. I love this sign!! I especially love that you seriously took washed up trash and made it art!! BEAUTIFUL. I always love your stuff!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. Your projects are great! I hope you will be back this Tuesday. Have a great day!

  10. This is super cute!! What a great idea!

  11. I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  12. I'm so glad you commented over at my blog! I love this beach sign!
    And the other beach inspired crafts you have a wonderful!
    Great stuff:)