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Salvage Saturday, Reclaimed Wood Rustic Beach Signs

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Rustic Beach Signs

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Some of this reclaimed wood came from Pensacola, Florida so that makes it perfect for beach signs, right? A few years ago when we lived in Florida I drove up and down neighborhood streets every morning collecting discarded wood fencing from curbside.

See it was just after the hurricanes went through and everyone was putting up new fencing……so some of the old fencing got reclaimed….by me Smile

The other pieces of wood came from the shopping trips to My Favorite Junk Shop.


I selected three paint colors from the paint cabinet and it took maybe 5 minutes to brush paint on these.



The fence wood is really light so I stapled wire to the back for hangers, quick and easy.



I used stencils for the crab and lobster and did the wording freehand.

I wanted the look to be rough and rustic.

Sorry but somehow I forgot to take pics of the stencils and stenciling.



I love the crab stencil. I bought the stencil when we lived in Florida but this is the first time I’ve used it.

 fun beach signs from reclaimed wood

Well, that’s it for Salvage Saturday.

Have you ever picked up anything from the curb that was destined for the landfill?

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17 Responses

  1. I love this idea! I love to re-purpose things that have been thrown out. I’d like to make something like this to hang on my little building out back.

  2. Susan says:

    These are great!

  3. […] You can find the tutorial for this sign and more beach signs featuring crabs and lobsters here. […]

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  5. Love these! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love, love, love this idea. How fun and super creative. Amazing finish. I have a weekly party called Inspire Me and it goes lives every Monday evening. I would so love for you to link this or any other project to my party.
    Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Cathy says:

    Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  9. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    I love your rustic signs. I like how you lightly brush the paint on them so that the wood shows through. I make rustic signs too, that is when I’m not making jewelry. Next time I will try it your way. I usually paint the whole sign front and back then sand the edges, and lightly sand the front. Your ways easier and looks great.
    I use to climb in a wood dumpster at a cabinet shop to get some really nice pieces of wood (no trash in dumpster just wood). And I would pick up old fence on the curb. Lately I have started bring new life to old furniture, and have found that I really enjoy it. I keep my eye open for things on curb side, goodwill, and yard sales.
    Here is a roll-top desk that I picked up at a yard sale for $5. Couldn’t pass it up. It was dirty, beat up, and had the trim on the bottom broken. I used antique white milk paint, then antique it. I love how it turned out.


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  12. Angela says:

    Hi what color is the blue exactly up top, and can you tell the process of how you painted the signs to get the look, please.


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