Saturday, March 30, 2013

Beach sign with Salvaged Wood

I am starting to repurpose old wood and cabinet doors. I made 2 signs using old cabinet doors, but I am not ready to show you yet. I want to add coat hooks or door knobs to make them more functional.
However I am excited to show you my BLISS SIGN!
This was just an old piece of scrap wood (I believe its oregon pine) that I begged off one of the guys who works at a furniture manufacturer. They make furniture entirely from salvaged wood!
Because it is like tongue and groove, I decided to give each strip a different color and I wanted the finished effect to look like sand, sea and sun!
I guess I want Summer back, now that Winter is fast approaching!
The wind is howling outside as I am typing this!
 I used a paint color called Mosaic from Plascon on the bottom strip, a mix of blue and turqouise on the middle with bits of white to look like sea foam and Mesa Sunset from CeCe Caldwell above that. Above the Mesa Sunset I filled in some CeCe Vintage White to look like clouds. The thinnest strip right at the top I finished off with blue-turqouise color. I then sketched some sun rays with Omaha Ochre from CeCe and stencilled on the word 'Bliss'. I wanted the letters to have a wavy feel to it and that's why I did in a random fashion!
I distressed it for that tiime worn look and gave it a coat of clear varnish to make the colors pop!
I added hangers on the back, an aqua satin ribbon and a fabric rose and hung it!
Sorry about the shadows...I took these pics at night!
Another quick and easy project that cost me nothing as the wood was free and all the other stuff I already had!
Its a happy little sign and I love it!
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  1. Fabulous! I love the colors and your perfect use of a piece of scrap wood. Great job!

    1. Thanks Betsy. I can see something like this made with pallet wood, but much bigger of course!


  2. I really like how you used the different colors on the wood. Adds a lot of interest.
    Farmhouse hugs,

    1. Cindy, I think the colours compliment each other nicely. This was a little experiment and I would like to try it on pallet wood, but a bigger version of it.


  3. Love it Sumaya, good reuse of something old. Great word for your sign also.
    We live in CO so it's trying to be Spring here, has to play with us alot before it's ready. Sometimes it just goes straight from winter to summer. We never know what to expect. I'll try to remember how this weather felt when it's scorching outside and in. Happy Days

    1. Hi JaneEllen, I love to hear from you always. I was wondering where you were, but then I realised that, you are probably very busy with plans for Easter celebrations. I hope you get to enjoy Spring before the weather turns very hot. The wind has been howling here for the past couple of days!

      Happy Easter Sunday my friend!


  4. What a really, really great sign! Love all the colors!

  5. Oh Sumaya! I love your sign! Is this the one you were talking about when you commented on the wish sign on my blog? The colors really are so similar! Great minds thinking alike...? lol

    1. That is so Denise! Great minds do think alike...LOL

      Thanks for popiing over to leave a comment. Much appreciated!:)


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