Did you have a great weekend?! I sure hope so!
I told you last week that we finished the hallway bathroom! I’ve been trying to put the finishing touches on the room & part of that included making a new sign for the main wall across from the shower.
I told you when I started the bathroom makeover, that I was gonna stick with the beachy theme we already had going on in there. So, in keeping with that theme, I decided to make a “beach” sign to match the decor. Ever since I laid eyes on Karianne’s bathroom, I’d been dreaming about it!
This is what I came up with….
I started off with this 4 foot whitewood board that I bought at Lowes for $3.97.
I primed it…..
And then painted it….
For those of you who are wondering, the aqua color I used is called “Sparkling Lake.” It is a valspar color from Lowes. It was leftover from this project.
Then, I bought these letters to spell out the word “Beach” at Hobby Lobby. They were $2.49 a piece.
At first, I just thought about painting the letters & attaching them to the board, but then I decided to just use the letters as a stencil and then handpaint the sign. So, I drew a line at the bottom of the board to ensure that I had the letters straight…..
And then I just spaced them out evenly across the board….
Once I had the spacing the way I wanted it, I then used a pencil & began tracing the letters onto the board.
Using a small craft paintbrush, I started filling the letters in with paint.
You don’t have to be perfect when painting the letters on the board. If you get outside the lines a little bit…..no worries!! When you are finished painting the letters, let them dry well and then take some sandpaper & sand down the top of the board to give it that “weathered” look! The sanding will also hide any imperfections in the handpainted letters.
When I was finished sanding, I used an antiquing medium (the same stuff I used HERE) to make the board look aged, worn, & weathered. You can see a little bit more detail in this photo….
I had the sign outside when I was sanding it down, so it just kinda stayed outside for pictures! It’s resting on our fence surrounding our backyard in the photo above.
Then, I had to bring it inside to see what it was going to look like in our new bathroom!
It’s just sitting on top of our new chair rail in this photo, but I plan on hanging it tomorrow! Just another sneak peek for you guys!!
What do you think?!
I think it turned out pretty cute!
This was pretty much the last thing I was wanting to accomplish in this space, so you expect the full reveal in the next few days!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Talk to you again soon!
Have a Terrific Tuesday!!
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