DIY Beach Sign with Vintage Effect Wash

DIY Beach Sign for your beach house!

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:


I’m back today sharing a new DIY Beach Sign I made for the house.  I LOVE working on new sign projects, they are always so much fun and look great when you’re done. I want to show you a super easy way to create the whitewashed look for these coastal signs using Vintage Effects Wash.

Disclosure:  I am a member of the core blogger program with DecoArt.  I received compensation and product for this post.  All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

When the opportunity came up to use these new paints, I knew right away what I wanted to make. I have pinned several similar ideas over the years to my Pinterest account for great inspiration.  So Let’s get started!!

DIY Beach Sign with Vintage Effect Wash



Step 1 – Paint First Coat

I found this great mini pallet at Joann Fabrics.  I knew it would be perfect for a beachy sign I wanted to make.  Paint on one coat of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Everlasting.  I only needed to add one coat of this paint.  Let dry 10 minutes.


Step 2 – Paint on Vintage Effects Wash

Now it’s time to add the Vintage Effect Wash!!  I found three great colors for the background of my sign. I just fell in LOVE with these colors for this project.



This paint goes on pretty thin so all I needed to do was add one coat and wipe down with a paper towel. It totally gave it a weathered whitewash feel.



I honestly don’t know which color is my favorite!


Step 3 – Add White Vintage Effect Wash

Finally I decided I wanted to add the White Vintage Effect Wash on top of the whole sign.  The results were exactly what I was hoping for.


Just make sure you add just a SMALL amount of paint to your paint brush.  You really don’t need much.  For this step I didn’t go over with a paper towel. I really wanted the strokes from the paintbrush to show up.


Does this not look AWESOME??!!


Step 4 – Stencil Time!

Now it’s time to add our stencil.  I used Design ID #139169 for this Beach Sign in the Silhouette Library.


I added my stencil to my board.  For a more detailed description on how I made and added my vinyl stencil check out this post – DIY Wood Sign.


Step 5 – Fill in Stencil

Now let’s finish this sign!  I really wanted a POP of color with my wording.  I was planning on using the Everlasting Chalky Finish, but at the last minute I changed my mind and used the Americana Coral. It totally gave it the POP of color I wanted.

For this step I did need to add two coats of paint.

PicMonkey Collage

Step 6 – Remove Stencil

Now let’s remove that stencil!!  I enlisted my son to help with this step.


Finishing Touches

Now this DIY Beach Sign is a PERFECT addition to my home.  I of course live out in the country, but I love the feel of coastal decor in my home! A girl can dream right, one day (maybe) I could get a house on the beach.

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I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY Beach Sign I made.  Honestly I had the whole project done in a little over an hour. These paints gave this sign the exact effect I wanted and I can’t wait to do more projects with it.

My next project is a dresser makeover for my sons dinosaur themed room, that post will go live in August so stay tuned!

Looking for more DIY Coastal Wall Art, then check out this roundup I did for Crafts by Amanda!


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