Recycled Wood Sign

As the weather get better the beach has been on my mind. When we lived in Hawaii, we had a favorite spot. This absolutely BEAUTIFUL beach called, Lanikai. We used to go grabbed sandwiches at our favorite Kalapawai Market, and then spend the day at the beach. I miss that place so much. Not because it’s the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen, but because of all the great memories.

Do you have a place like that?

Recycled Wood Sign

I told you a few weeks ago that I was re-doing my powder room with a nautical them when I showed you those Sisal Rope Mirrors. Here’s another nautical inspired project.

Barn wood beach sign

I picked up this piece of scrap wood at my local ReStore. It was pretty nasty looking but nothing some sanding couldn’t fix up. I knew it was perfect for a recycled wood sign.

Lanikai barnwood sign

I sanded my board really well then stained it with Rust-Oleum’s Kona (I love the dark richness).

I made a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo and very lightly painted the letters white then distressed them slightly, then covered the whole board in finishing wax.

Lanikai beach salvage wood sign

I don’t know when I’ll make the 2599 mile journey to Lanikai again but I most definitely have a piece of Lanikai in my home now.

Happy Friday my loves!

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  1. I LOVE THIS! Fabulous job! I’m all about adding meaning to my home, so i can only imagine your love for this! 🙂

  2. Love how this sign turned out. Lanakai beaches are beautiful ! I spent some time there a couple of years ago and would love to visit again soon. 🙂

  3. This turned out gorgeous! I fell in love with the beaches of hawaii and especially the north shore. so much beauty there!

  4. We were stationed in hawaii for 3.5 years and i miss it everyday!
    love, love lanikai Beach… beautiful sign!!

  5. After growing up near the ocean & being so far from it now- I just really love all things beach. LOVE how this turned out.

  6. Love this sign!! We used to live in a small town called Tofino where we would grab our coffee and head to the wide-open pacific ocean. The memories are the best part. I am a big fan of beachy cottagey design and look forward to checking out the rest of your blog – hopped over from Project Inspired.

  7. I love your style so so so much!!! Thank you for the great inspiration!!

  8. I really like this! I am definitely going to be making my own signs from here on out. Where do you get the finishing wax? I found you at Happy Hour and would love if you linked up at a linky I am co-hosting Frugal Fit Family Friday at http://www.leahinspired.com

  9. This is so adorable Chelsea! I love the little sign. I wish I was on that beach right now 🙂

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  12. I love this beach too, i have signs i made naming all the beaches we love too but never put the miles on them. love the idea of putting the number of miles with the name.. Also, thanks for your service .

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  14. I LOVE this so much!! I want to get a cameo just so i can make signs. 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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