Laundry sign on Driftwood

5:18:00 PM

Driftwood is beautiful and is free reclaimed wood for projects.

driftwood laundry sign

This drifted board is one of my favorites. 
I found it on the beach last summer and today 
I sanded it up a little, then 
gave it a quick coat of white chalk paint.

To create the lettering on this sign I printed out a
font I liked on the computer. 

This font is called Academy Engraved

driftwood laundry sign

I scribbled with pencil on the
back of each letter then traced over the letters 
leaving the image on the board...

driftwood laundry sign

Then using one of my favorite new things... 
a paint Sharpie, I painted in the letters.

The pen made it easy!

driftwood laundry sign

When the paint dried I distressed the lettering
and the edges with sandpaper.  

A quick coat of dark wax gave the 
laundry sign instant aging.

driftwood laundry sign

I loved it so much I started on a few more!

driftwood laundry sign

These signs sold in my Etsy Shop.

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  1. Sounds like an easy way to create words on signs. I will have to try that. Thanks!

  2. I will be looking for a paint sharpie! Love it!

  3. COOL! I have some drift wood, I have made other things. I think a laundry sign is next:)

  4. Love it! I need it! So did anyone at the beach look at you funny taking driftwood back to your car?! =)


  5. love the laundry sign, great job with the lettering Susan! You're lucky to have a place to get driftwood.


  6. I just saw those at the craft store! I'm definitely going to have to pick some up. I love the laundry sign.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  7. I just love this sign! Great job...and thanks for sharing with us on Twirl and Take a Bow! ~Tammy

  8. Susan, Your adorable sign is going to be one of my features for Twirl and Take a Bow this Tuesday. I sure hope you'll head over and join us for this weeks party...and see it in the lime light! ~Tammy

  9. Love your signs. Great job!


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