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Instant Beach Signs From Old Fence Boards!

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I love the beach. And often wished I had a cabin on the lake.
But since I don't have exactly either in my backyard, I decided to create the theme anyway... with the help of an old broken down fence.
And the result? A fun wall treatment that can be used for hanging coats, clothes... and maybe even beach towels... sigh... :)
Here's how easy it is to make these... and pretend you're at the beach too!
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
Aren't all these pretty little signs adorable grouped together?! Here's how to make your own...
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
I am a reclaimed woodaholic so I'm always gathering up old fence boards or pallets. Fence planks are the PERFECT size for these signs!
Are you SURE your fence doesn't need replacing yet? :)
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
The key to making these planks look so random is to mix up the designs.
Making a picket sign is easy... simply adjust your miter saw on a 45 degree angle, and cut twice. Paint in a random way and you're ready to letter it up...
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
The stencils used were similar to what you see above. This makes creating old signs effortless!
Learn how to stencil HERE
Place the stencils on the boards, and go for it!
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
Remember to use colours of the sea for a true beach effect!
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
Aren't the colours of the sea so pretty on BEACH?
This is easy to do... start with one colour, then lightly fade in another shade. I like to go darker on the bottom and lighter on top.
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
This twig garland was created by tieing twigs with string. Tutorial link is in the blog post below.
  • instant beach signs from old fence boards, crafts, fences, how to, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
Hang your fence planks... er, beach signs in a random way, and you'll feel like you're at the beach every day!

To see more: http://bit.ly/FunkyJunkGetawaySigns

Ask the creator about this project

  • Capms54
    Capms54 Oxford, MI
    on Jul 6, 2015

    Love these. Am going to try it.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 6, 2015

    Awesome!

  • Buffy
    Buffy North Salem, NY
    on Jul 7, 2015

    Really cute! Love the twig garland and think I saw that in a blog post (??) but wasn't sure I had the patience for it. Looks perfect with the signs!!

    • @Buffy haha I know what you mean! But I promise you, once you're in front of a good TV show, and once the wood is cut, it's a breeze to get through. (tv helps... LOL)

  • Deezie
    Deezie Stratford, CT
    on Jul 7, 2015

    I just love old fence pieces, your beach signs are amazing!!!

  • Patty S
    Patty S Sturgeon Bay, WI
    on Jul 7, 2015

    So very clever. We recently redid our lower level in an old ship motif. I will be using this idea on one wall for sure. Thanks.

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