Guest Bathroom Welcome Plaque - VERY EASY!!

4 Materials
2 Hours

If you follow me on Hometalk, you will remember this previous project of mine. Here is the link: I previously had a clip on sign that just said “For Our Guests”. While cruising the internet recently, I found this cute saying and of course, it spoke to me. Some time ago I had purchased several of the different shaped unfinished wooden plaques at the Dollar Tree, just in case “I needed them”. Lol. Sooooo, I immediately went to my wooden bin and picked out this particular piece. I was so excited about doing this project that I forgot to photograph it BEFORE I untied the rope.

I pulled out these two, nearly empty, bottles of acrylic paint. I started adding a little bit of one, then a little bit of the other and stirring them together until I was satisfied with the color.

Our bathroom upstairs is beach themed currently so I began painting the wooden plaque. This is the color of the plaque with a couple of coats of paint.

Then I began working on my little verse for this plaque. I am a proponent of recycling lots of things, including old file folders. I use them to print verses on to give the effect that it is vintage instead of just having been printed. I had made a document file using the French Script font and placed a remnant of a file folder into my printer. Well, I forgot to photograph my verse before cutting it down. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anyway, this is the photo of how it looks now. I used a oval shaped photo framing mat to draw my oval. After cutting it out, I used some tacky glue to adhere the verse to the plaque. I’m still thinking of gluing some jute to finish off the edge of the verse. What do you think? Guess I will sleep on it a day or two and see how I like it this way.

FYI, every time I photographed it, the color looks different. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It is actually like Tiffany’s blue. UPDATE: Well, it only took me an hour to decide to add a remnant of jute rope and a sea shell.

This is absolutely the final way it’s going to be. I’m done. FYI - In case you didn’t find our guest bathroom amenities project, this is what it looks like now, minus the for our guests sign.

UPDATE: Ok, I know that I stated above that I was through with this project. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ But looking at the “tacky” tack that I hung it on was bothering me. So, I hot glued a pearl onto a small shell I had in my stash. I hot glued it to the tack to dress it up. Yes, I know it’s not an oyster shell but i used what I had. This time I’m definitely done. REALLY!

Suggested materials:

  • Unfinished wooden plaque   (Dollar Tree store)
  • Two acrylic paints, mixed together   (Had at home)
  • Recycled file folders   (Had at home)
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