Monday, July 2, 2012

"S" is for Sandy Feet

Paint: peace, love and sandy feet sign

Handpainted signs requested by a friend.

My friend sent me this inspiration picture of a sign she found in a shop:

And I made this version:

Here's how I handpainted the signs:

1. Cut 1x4x8 pine board into 3 pieces, 26" each.
Paint two coats light green:

2. Print out letters, I used Universal Accrediatation font at 275 point:

3. Line up words on painted board.
Using a ballpoint pen trace letters with heavy pressure to create indent in wood:

4. Using white acrylic, paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:

5. Sand to distress lettering:

6. Apply Minwax early american stain:

7. Seal with clear satin polycrylic:

8. Hammer in two sawtooth hangers on each sign:

Ready to hang:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Adorable! I love the colour and font you chose - I'll definitely be downloading that one :)

{Visiting from Home Stories A to Z}

Schmitt´s said...

What a lovely idea!


Julie Bagamary said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Debi said...

Love this. I have a Blog Hop on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post tomorrow. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Sandy Toes said...

Sandy Feet and Salty Kisses are my favorite reasons for living by the beach with children! Love your sign.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

these are so cute! Love the color too!

Susan @ said...

Adorable! I like yours better than the inspiration!

Sara said...

This is SO gorgeous! Hope you can link it up at my trendy tuesday party!!

Mama Jodi said...

Love this saying. You did a great job. Jodi @