by laura janning

DIY Beach Sign

June 21, 2012

Just because I am not hitting the shore this summer, doesn't mean that I can't be reminded of my families favorite pastime in our home.
And just imagine, if the family changed their mind, we would have this directional sign that I made out of salvaged wood, stenciled letters and leftover  paint, to help lead the way
And I thought that if  I needed help marking the shallow ends of the water, my orange wooden antique water buoys could help
Then there is this old wooden paddle that I can use,with repurposed decorative balls that I painted in beachy colors and sprinkled with sand, to paddle my way out to ride the biggest, most awesome waves
And I can even use this candle to see if it is dark before I get back to the shore
But then reality sets in and I realize.....

 that the arrow on my sign points to the backyard and not to the beach!
Click here for a tutorial on how I made the coastal candle holder.

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  1. Hi Laura,

    Adorable post. I love it!


  2. Laura,

    I love the blue and orange color palette you chose! Enjoy the beach!

  3. What an adorable sign! Cute. I need one for the lake!!!! So what if it points to your back yard...

  4. The words "summery" and "beachy" immediately sprang to mind. It's beautiful!

  5. Great post, Laura. That sign is beautiful and I love all of the beachy touches, especially the buoys!!

    Thanks for being a part of our party!

  6. I know a certain etsy shop that has a very large, beautiful, green, glass float for sale, that would go mighty nicely with your other beach decor! hint, hint! Seriously though, very nice vignette, if you can't hit the beach, the next best thing is to make your home a little beachy!!

  7. I just love everything about that! It really looks so summery and makes me think of the beach!

  8. Laura...the sign is fantastic and so are you....It has been wonderful meeting you and spending time with you at Haven!!...

  9. One way or another you are definitely ready for the beach if an impromptu trip pops up :)

  10. Very clever post and your beach items make you feel as if your minutes from the shoreline!

    Robin Flies South

  11. So perfect for Summer! Just brings the whole beach inside. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

  12. Whether you make it to the beach or not, your beach decor is wonderful!

  13. Great punch of orange.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. love your beachy collection and expecially your beach sign ... i hope your backyard at least has a cool kiddie pool :o)

  15. great vignette! I love that antique buoy - it's fab that it is orange.

  16. Wonderful vignette. Thanks so much for linking up to our Hot Fun in the Summertime link party. Hope to see you next week.

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