June 25, 2024


Swing Your Home

Welcome To The Beach Sign Makeover


You know, there are just those people jobs that give you a heck of a time. You know the ones.
This was 1 of all those ones! lol
I indicate, how? It’s these a basic task but hey, which is how it goes at times.

white sign with welcome on front

Allow me inform you all about it! )

Welcome to the Seaside Signal

But initially, enable me remind you that this is one particular from my latest haul…

thrift store items before

Only two extra to go, then I’m off to shop for a bunch of new goodies. I may perhaps do that upcoming 7 days in the OBX, so remain tuned.

Missed any of the makeovers? You can see them suitable here:

Here’s how this indication started…

brown stained sign dated with fresh herbs

I cleaned it up, lightly sanded it, and then spray painted it with primer and then white flat spray paint.
I in fact did it a even though back then obtained stuck on what form of indication I preferred to make so it sat for a little bit painted.

So I imagined I’d just transfer my graphic on to the painted board employing carbon paper and then hand paint it in. So very simple!

using carbon paper to transfer image


Yep, for certain, just look how properly that transferred.

image transferred onto board with carbon paper

Portray in that little print on the base, not so a great deal. And no, I did not get a photo of it since I straight away knew hand portray
was not heading to operate.
It seemed like a 5-12 months-aged was portray it! haha
It’s SO considerably a lot easier to paint script than the completely straight type font like previously mentioned.

Anyway, so I sprayed it once more with white paint to cover that up and permit it sit overnight.

So the first attempt was a bust. Let us go with the Silhouette and reduce out a stencil in its place. Yes!

Welcome vinyl cutout

I experienced some white vinyl so grabbed that and slash it out.
Connected it to the painted board and then painted in the “stencil” I slice with black paint.

rolling black paint over vinyl cutout

Yippee!! Pretty much finished!!


I pulled off the white vinyl and then bunches of the white paint from the board alongside with it. Boo!
You know I was about prepared to toss in the towel…but wait around, there’s extra. (haha)

No, I did not just take a image of it, I just scrapped the vinyl and promptly went to work on fixing it…again.
This time I sanded the wooden all the way down…painted a coat of my Ultra Grip, and permit it dry overnight in advance of painting.

Then I made use of some of my white paint (as an alternative of dumb ole spray paint) to paint the board this time, 2 coats.

After it was very dry, I lower out one more piece of vinyl. But just in advance of I hooked up it to the board I freaked out and assumed, no, the white vinyl is pretty sticky. (even immediately after I attempted to unsticky it a bit) It’s going to pull the paint once again, I just know it! (I never believe it would have this time essentially but I was gunshy)

So, I lower it out once more working with Get in touch with paper due to the fact that stuff is not in close proximity to as sticky as my vinyl.

image cutout with contact paper

I hooked up it to my board …

contact paper on board using as a stencil

Designed positive it was pressed down extremely nicely all over and rolled my black paint all over again.

rolling the stencil with black paint

Yay, virtually performed, once more!


black letters on white board bleedy looking

Noooooo. Ugh.

That is the cause I do not use call paper often. It is bleedy because it is not all that sticky.
Darn it.

Very well, we are rolling with this one particular, I’m just going to have to hand paint white all close to those letters to get rid of the bleedy regions.

black lettering on white board

So that is what I did.

And now it’s done…

white welcome sign in window

Whew! That was a venture. lol

white welcome sign on wood shelf

And just how it goes sometimes.

welcome sign up close

Much improved.

black and white welcome sign on blue dresser

I bet you are asking yourself about the signal, huh?
Yep, we have decided to dip our toes into renting out our apartment. We are likely to rent to close buddies and household initially and see what we believe.
We could open up it up to many others right after that. Child steps, y’all. 🙂

I’ll share in which we are putting it more than on my Instagram stories when we get to the seaside. Keep tuned!

Here’s a checklist of all the issues I used…


PIN it to preserve it!

Welcome to the beach sign to welcome all your guests! Easy to make with a thrifted sign to start! artsychicksrule.com

Have you ever experienced these types of a rough undertaking? Challenge just after problem? Haven’t we all??
It was well worth it to complete it though, and 3rd time’s the attraction, ideal?

I hope you all have an wonderful weekend and a great Memorial Working day!


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