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....
Here is another look at the sign as a whole....
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!
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Have a Terrific Tuesday!!
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