It has been awhile since I’ve posted anything- I’ve had a migraine for the last week or so. It’s over now, thank you, Lord. Since I haven’t felt up to doing any projects, I thought I’d share with you a quickie that I did for the outdoor vintage market a few weeks ago- a beachy weathered sign made from a scrap of beadboard.
You may have already caught a glimpse of this on my post about the market.
I was at a yard sale earlier in the summer when I spotted some scraps of beadboard in the trash pile. I asked permission, then loaded up several pieces that I thought would be good for some unknown-at-the-time projects. I felt a little guilty about dumpster diving at a yard sale, so I did buy some hedge clippers from her for a dollar.
Anyway, for this project, I trimmed the jagged edges with my miter saw. I’m still not comfortable with the table saw, so I made do by trimming and flipping and trimming to get the full width cut with the miter saw.
I sprayed with a gray primer, then simply washed a white craft paint over the top. I wanted it to look weathered and worn, so I left a lot of the gray showing through.
Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of the steps- I was desperately trying to get everything done for the show and didn’t take a lot of pictures of those last few projects.
I did the layout in Publisher, printed it out, then rubbed a charcoal drawing stick over the back of the paper and traced to transfer the image. (Graphite paper would have been much less messy.) I got the cute little seahorses from The Graphics Fairy.
I filled in the graphic with an aqua colored oops paint, but it didn’t stand out from the background enough, so I outlined everything with white paint. A couple of hooks on the back, and it’s finished!
I hope to be getting back into the swing of things, so be patient with me- I miss you all!