Vintage Mini Summer Signs

Happy Hour sign from repurposed shutter

Now that I have your attention... let me tell you how to create cute summer signs from vintage shutters.

A great way to repurpose shutters:

This project began with a pile of vintage shutter slats and Fusion Mineral Paint in fabulous new colors... Seaside and Lily Pond.

shutter slats and paint colors

I began by cleaning off the shutters and painting each one with one coat of the Fusion Mineral Paint. 

These colors are perfect for the summer!

painted slats in 2 colors

Using an oil based Sharpie paint stick I wrote fun summer words on each shutter... yep, pool bar was one of my favorites!

hand drawn lettered signs

When the paint dried I lightly sanded the edges of each slat. 

The rough texture of the vintage slats gave the signs a beautiful old distressed look.

I drilled holes in each sign and added a length of wire for hanging.

welcome sign hanging on galvanized watering can


beach bar sign

welcome sign hanging on rusty rooster

I'm bringing this batch of summer signs to 
the craft & yard sale at my local public library sale this weekend!

beach house sign with overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .