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