Thursday, July 16, 2015

DIY Beach Sign for My Summer Mantel

I created this easy but fun DIY Beach Sign for my summer mantel and I want to share it with you today. 

On my last trip to Michael's, I picked up this unfinished wooden arrow. 

You can see it laying on the left side of my buggy.

 This was the only "before" picture that I captured. 

The first thing that I did to the arrow was paint it an Espresso acrylic paint color.

I didn't do a thick layer, just enough to cover the arrow. 

Next, I painted over the Espresso color with a white acrylic paint. 

I used a dry brush and used a light layer. 

I wanted the espresso color to show through, giving the arrow a distressed look. 

For the beach letters, I cut them from my Silhouette Cameo die cut machine. 

I traced each letter onto the arrow.

Then I used small paint brushes and the espresso paint to color in the beach letters. 

This is what the sign looked like once I was finished coloring in the letters. 

Now I am ready to add it to my summer mantel. 

It already came with a hanging rope which made it perfect for hanging on my faux window. 

I just attached a clear command hook to the window for hanging. 

You can see how we made the faux window here

You can also see how I made the DIY Rope Nautical Wreath here

This was quick, easy, and inexpensive project. 

I love how it looks on my summer mantel. 

Thanks for looking and I hope you subscribe via email or Bloglovin for future posts. 

Hugs, Shelly

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