Perfect Wall Decor for Your Beach Home!

8 Materials
$10
1 Day
Easy

This wall decor is easy to make and a perfect addition to your beach home. You can easily change the word Beach to Lake or Mountains or any other message.

Miss Abby

Miss Abigail wants to show you the piece of wood we used and the size. (16 1/2” x 28”) This is actually an unused handmade cupboard door that was gifted to me.

White paint

I gave it several coats of white paint. I only painted the front side.

Make stripes using painters tape.

I always use painters tape to make my stripes. It can be a little tricky but with a ruler and a little bit of math you can figure out how wide each stripe needs to be and how many. I usually start with the middle stripe and go out each side.

After the tape was in place I brushed on some Mod podge to guarantee that the paint will not seep under the tape. I want really crisp lines.

Roller brush

Let the Mod Podge dry. I decided to use my roller brush and a very pretty seafoam green color.

Result

When I have a piece of wood that has dimension to it I like to use that to create some interest. So you can see that the stripes come down off the lip and onto the middle board.

Stencil

i use silhouette software on my computer to create the design. Then I use cheap shelf liner as my stencil material and cut the stencil using my silhouette cutting machine. When I add a stencil to a project I peel off the backing a little at a time once I position it. I use a large sewing needle to weed the stencil and then later position the middle pieces of certain letters like the letter “o”. I added a ribbon to the needle so I won’t lose it that easily.

Tip

Time to add the middle pieces of certain letters like the capital B. When I weed the stencil before I place it on the project I usually save the middle pieces right on top of the stencil material next to the letter where it belongs so I don’t lose it.

Mod Podge

Again I add Mod podge with a soft brush. I brush it top to bottom and left to right to make sure I get the Mod podge against all the edges. Then I let it dry before I add the paint. Gray paint was added using a stencil sponge brush bouncing it up and down. Before it dries entirely I carefully remove the stencil.

Final steps

To finish this off all I needed to do was brush on two coats of Polycrylic. Then I added two D hook hangers to the top backside and a few pretty white hooks on the front side.

How beachy

What a great sign to hang in your home welcoming your guests to relax, unwind and enjoy!

I hope you liked this project.

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