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No Sweat DriftWood Sea Sign

July 6, 2017

I created this nautical sea sign using a piece of driftwood that I found on the beach.  If you don't live near the beach, a piece of scrap wood will work just fine!

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This is the piece before the makeover
I love the ridges in the wood and the rust from the nails.




Craft Paint: Cobalt Blue & Wicker White

  Paint Brush


First - sand the wood
Next, paint the wood with the cobalt blue craft paint.


Then let the paint dry.
Sand again so the grain of the wood, rust, and ridges show through.


Tape the stencils to the driftwood and use the wicker white craft paint.

After the paint is dry sand the letters.
Now the blue paint and the grain of the wood show through the letters.


Here it is all finished

No Sweat Driftwood SEA sign!


JoAnne said...

Adorable and quick and easy ~ the best kind of project!

SewSweetVIntage said...

Love the sea and i <3 your sign:)

k8's fuzzy brain said...

Great idea with the sanding! I've got a great piece of wood that I've been wanting to use for a sign for my dad as a gift, but wasn't sure how to maintan the wood's surface integrity while going over it with the lettering~ You (unknowingly) fixed my problem!! THANK YOU!!! (Although, now I need to fin another piece of wood to make something very similar to this for my Step-Mom's beach house...oh, darn! ;-) )

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I love this DIY sign and thank you for sharing it at my party last week. You are being featured at this weeks party.


Unknown said...

I can't wait to make this DIY sign. It's lovely!!!


Home on the Corner said...

I love anything beachy! Thanks for the great idea!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Pam for the visit! Have a great week.

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