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Pottery Barn’ish Beach Signs

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These Pottery Barn’ish Beach Signs were inspired by one of my favorite stores.  I remembered browsing one of their catalogs and seeing some super cute beach signs & decided to create my own. I love the beach and I love that my kiddos love the beach too.  One of my daughter’s bedroom has a beachy theme going on with Ombre Bedroom Walls so I knew these signs would be the perfect addition in her room.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

Beach Signs

I picked a few of our favorite beaches… Huntington Beach, Coronado Island and Newport Beach…. all local Southern California beaches we love spending time at.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

I think these DIY directional beach signs are a perfect fit in my daughter’s bedroom.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

I think they look perfect hanging on her ombre walls.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

DIY Beach Signs Supply List:  (affiliate links provided for your convenience)

Step 1:

Use your saw to cut down the board to the sizes you want your signs.  Mine are 2 feet by 5 inches.  Use your sanding block to smooth your cut edges.

Step 2:

I gave the outer edges a coat of white paint (no need to paint the whole surface).

Step 3:

Then I painted the center of each board green.  I just free handed this, no need to measure or tape… this is easy going beach livin’.

Step 4:

For my sign wording I printed out the words and traced on top with a pencil.  The wood was soft so I was able to see the imprint of the letters easily on the wood.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

I decided to make it easy on myself and just used a black sharpie for the lettering.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

SO much easier than painting that size font.

I finished off by adding the additional white border in the green with a white paint marker and then roughed the signs up a bit with a sanding block to give a little worn look.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

I love how they turned out & more importantly my daughter loves them too.

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

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Thanks for stopping by friends! You can check see the Pottery Barn beach signs that inspired me here.

The cute floral bedding was found at HomeGoods.

 

DIY Pottery Barn inspired Beach Signs - learn how to make your own with my tutorial!

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21 Comments

  1. I’m loving the beach signs! I’ve wanted to make some for our backyard that direct to our favorite places in FL like Key West, etc. Fun that I know all the places on your sign, I lived in Orange County (Anaheim Hills area) for 11 years 🙂 Pinned to remind me to make later!

  2. Any day is a good day at the beach, right?

    I love the signs and how easy they were to make. No need to overthink beach signs. The wall color is perfect! I love it.

    pinned your great beach signs!
    gail

  3. These look great in your daughter’s room. You were smart to use a Sharpie instead of paint for the lettering. That had to have saved you a ton of time.

  4. Very cute! Have you considered grouping them closer together like the PB ones were? Usually if you want something to be viewed as a group, the spaces between the items are less than the width of the item you’re hanging. And the space between the grouping and the thing you’re hanging it above (in this case–the bed) is best if it’s narrower than the height of the grouping you’re hanging. Just a thought since these are so cute.

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