There’s no place like the beach: DIY beach sign
06 Dec 2023
If you have a beachy vibe going on at home, or have a family bach near the coast, then this fun beach sign could be the perfect addition to your space. Use wood stains like we did for a natural, rustic look, or choose your favourite and most colourful Resene shades to make it really pop on your wall!
You will need:
- 4x pieces of pine, 50cm long, 35mm wide and 1cm thick
- Fine paintbrush
- String or rope
- Resene testpot paintbrush
- Resene Colorwood beachwashed stains in shades of your choice. We used Resene Whitewash and Resene Rising Tide
- Resene testpots in colours of your choice for the letters. We used Resene Bluff and Resene Alabaster
Step 1: Stain your boards in your chosen Resene Colorwood beachwashed stains.
Step 2: With a pencil, write your letters onto the board. You can use the same words as we did, or get creative and come up with your own beachy message!
Step 3: Paint over your letters using a fine paintbrush. We used Resene Bluff and Resene Alabaster for the letters.
Step 4: Drill two holes in each side of the boards. We did this 2.5cm in from the edge and 3cm from the top and bottom.
Step 5: Starting at the bottom, thread the piece of rope or string through and tie a knot at the back then continue to thread the rope through all the holes allowing a long piece of string for hanging at the top.
Step 6: Hang your sign on the wall and enjoy your crafty work.
Top tip: If you’re keen to display your sign outside, use Resene Waterborne Woodsman or Resene Woodsman Whitewash in place of Resene Colorwood.
project Vanessa Nouwens
images Bryce Carleton
Published: 06 Dec 2023