Hello Beach Lovers!
This month’s Silhouette Challenge is all about the beach. I live in Denver CO so unfortunately there is all mountains and no ocean, but still beautiful nonetheless.
In order to continue in the spirit of summer I made a fun Rustic Beach Sign that requires no tools…YAH!See the tutorial below and then stick around for a few more beautiful beachy items to take a gander at from the other bloggers who joined in as well.
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SUPPLIES FOR BEACH SIGN
- Round wood piece 17.5 inches in diameter
- Stain – Rust-oleum in Weathered Gray and Minwax in Special Walnut
- Paint in White Bistro Valspar from Lowes
- Paint brush
- Stencil made with the Silhouette Cameo
- Sandpaper 220
STEPS TO MAKE BEACH SIGN
Step 1) Stain round wood piece. I layered two different stain colors to achieve tones of gray and brown. I started with the Weathered Gray. I wiped on the stain with a t-shirt and wiped it off if few seconds later, then I repeated this step with Special Walnut. Allow to dry according to package directions.
Step 2) I made a stencil with mySilhouette Cameo using contact paper and applied it to the round wood piece. Then I used a white paint to apply a dry brush technique. To do this I dip the end of a paint brush into the paint, only using a small amount and dabbed any excess off on a newspaper or a paper towel and then apply with light brush strokes. Then I used heavy brush strokes to blend the paint in more. I repeated this several times until the desired look was achieved. Because my letters were the color of the stain I wanted to dry brush and achieve as much white as I could without covering the round wood piece completely so the stained letters would show up as best against the gray/brown stain.
Step 3) I Removed the stencil and drew an arrow free hand with black paint. Once the black paint dried I lightly sanded the arrow to give it rustic charm as well.
I love how it turned out and it looks great with the rest of my decor.
Make sure to check out the other Silhouette projects as well.
Nautical Tank – Morena’s Corner
DIY Beach Party Invitations – Pocketful of Posies
Silhouette Challenge Beach Treasures – Dwell Beautiful
Rustic Round Beach Sign – Dream Design DIY
Love that technique….can’t wait to try it. Great project!
Hi Morena, this was my first time doing it and I am looking forward to trying it on new projects. Thanks so much.
Erica @ Dwell Beautiful says
What a fun sign! Perfect summer decor for any beach house or home 🙂
Thanks so much Erica!