Life is Better at the Lake Sign

I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing and fun Fourth of July... 
maybe even at the lake!

I ran across a reproduction sign at a local box store that caught my eye...

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

I knew this would be an easy DIY so I got to work creating my own version of the sign...

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

First I started off with scrap pieces of 1x4" pine. I cut 3 pieces to the same length and using wood glue and a couple of paint sticks, attached the boards together...

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

Using a mixture of Fusion Mineral Paint in Seaside and black craft paint I created a new darker blue color and painted both sides of the board.

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

When the paint dried I distressed the boards using a piece of fine grit sand paper.

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

Using carbon paper and a print out from my computer of the words I wanted to use, I traced the lettering onto the board.

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

Finally I gave the sign a good sanding using an electric palm sander.

Life is Better at the Lake Sign

I don't have a lake house so I'm not sure if life is really better at the lake but I'm willing to guess it's pretty nice!  

Front porch on a lake, canoe at the dock, fishing for dinner, sunset.... yep, sounds pretty great to me!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. If I could have a farmhouse on the edge of a lake, that would be perfect for me. Love your sign, Susan!


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