I wanted to brighten up a bathroom with a little beach house flair. The perfect piece? A coastal farmhouse decor sign. Light and fun, it was as much of a joy to make as it is to see on my wall.
You get this fun pop of pale blue, a little bit of sand and some shells to bring in that beach cottage feel. The best part? It's super fun to make, what with playing with sand and seashells--and paint that smells so unlike paint it's crazy.
You're like: "what?!" A paint that doesn't smell like paint? Yeah, well, that was kind of cool.
But the finished piece? That was the shining star of the whole thing. It just came together so well. And when you pair it with a pretty vase full of shells or a set of light blue hand towels?
It's absolutely wonderful.
And I was able to make this without a cutting machine, which was kind of a fun experiment. I know I spend a lot of time using my Cricut to make t-shirts and fun crafts, but the truth is, I just wanted to make something without it--you know, see how to do it.
I just grabbed an Xacto knife, a printed version of the lettering I wanted, then got to work!
How to Make a Coastal Farmhouse Decor Sign
I might have spoiled it a little already, but since this is a cutting-machine-free project, but I still wanted text on my new wall art. So, the paper stencil was the way to go.
And the painting of the wood was easy enough, so while it was drying I created that stencil and got ready for the magic to happen.
But the real fun was in making the sand letters. Did you realize those were sand letters? Yeah, just a little hot glue, some sand and suddenly there's a beach in your bathroom.
Do adorable and fun--and the perfect addition to my bathroom, seriously.
What You Need to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign
For this project here is what you need:
- 6 varying length fence planks
- Weathered Grey Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
- Zia Teal Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
- Small amount of sand
- Black Paint
- Large Seashell (or two)
- Paint Brushes
- Xacto Knife
- Printable Less Stress More Beach Lettering
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Oh, and after you pin this so you can come back to the project when you've got everything together, I would love for you to leave a comment on what you think of this tutorial.