Coastal Sign Trio & Simple Tutorial

 A great big Happy Summer to all of you!

I hope you are all off to a wonderful start!

This post is very fitting since my family & I are enjoying an amazing New England getaway:).

I love signs-

in just a few words they can capture a moment, a feeling of a special place or time.

Living coastally I am always looking for original & unique ways to seamlessly incorporate a

“beachy” look into my home, especially during the summer months:).

Signs always seem to do that,

they are easy to make and always seem to spark conversation.

When I saw THIS image, instant inspiration.

Simple, yet meaningful(we live in the NE) & FUN!

Of course I had to put my own twist on it,

so I went rummaging through my scrap wood


found some left over driftwood from Hurricane Sandy.

I used a simple technique to hand paint the letters & voila….

A Pottery Barn Inspired Coastal Sign Trio.

PB Inspired Beach Signs Nantucket, Cape Cod & Montauk Made With Driftwood 2

This is my simple & easy tutorial….

Pottery Barn Inpsired Coastal Sign Trio

1. Print your words and tape them together if need be.

2. Trace over each letter with chalk.

3. Tape to wood.

4. Using a pen trace over the outside of each letter.

5. Pull off paper & make sure you have each letter clearly outlined.

6. Using a small brush, paint(craft or house) & a few drops of water paint the interior

of each letter.

7. Paint the entire sign, let dry & sand lightly.

8. Hang & enjoy!

PB Inspired Trio Of Beach Signs Tutorial

PB Inspired Beach Signs Made With Found Driftwood


Pallet wood also works well for this project.

You can also replicate using places that are important to you & your family:).

PB Inspired Beach Signs Nantucket, Cape Cod & MontaukThis project is also great for kids, they can stencil or free hand a word & hang in their room.

That way they are making their space personal & who wouldn’t want that:)?

PB Inspired Beach Signs- Set Of Three

PB Inspired Beach Signs- Set Of Three-Full Tutorial

PB Inspired Coastal Sign Trio Made From Driftwood-Full Tutorial

  PB Inspired Beach Signs set of three-full tutorial

What do you think?

Not bad for a project that only cost a few dollars

AND the BEST part is knowing

there is a story of survival behind the wood.

If you liked this project,

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(This project was originally posted on Jennifer Rizzo as a contributor post)


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It will feature 4 original tutorials related to decorating & design that will carry over to every part of your home,

you don’t want to miss this, the best part is it is $10:).

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    1. Thank Katie! Love your site, you have great ideas, always love what you create too:). Jen

  1. Love, love, love. I’m a New England transplanted in Kentucky. These signs make me homesick. I really love how you did your letters. I did a sign and I used a pencil on the back and traced them that way. Left a lot of lead smear as I went over the letters. I will definitely have to try this method. Thank you.

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