Beachy Weathered Sign from Scrap Beadboard

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.


Sandy Toes sign |


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. Smile

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.


Sandy Toes graphic |


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!





  1. Sheila, I love, love, love this! It’s so cute! You did an amazing job on this! I do hope you are feeling better! Congrats on your giveaway win! You really won a great one!
    Betsy(@coastal-colors) recently posted..Lazy Susan Update & Oops Transfer!

  2. Love your chalkboard; I mixed the blue and green to produce aqua color for my DIY chalkboard project.

  3. Sheila,

    That sign is so pretty and well-done! I love your attention to detail! And those sweet sea horses!

    Thistle recently posted..The Road to Thistlewood

  4. Love it! I love that you bought hedge clippers, I hope you needed them :)
    Mel recently posted..Can You Tell Me How to Get To Sesame Street – Nursery Reveal

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