A Trio of Driftwood Coastal Signs

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This morning I featured beach signs that Maryann from Domestically Speaking created after being inspired by Pottery Barn. Jen from City Farmhouse happened to be inspired by the same signs but came up with a completely different rendition using driftwood she collected following Hurricane Sandy. Jen used a simple chalk technique to transfer and hand paint the lettering onto her wood. Living in New England, the signs are the perfect way for Sandy to easily incorporate some personal and “beachy” touches into her home!

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Silent Night Wood Sign

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After devoting some serious thought to her front door’s Christmas getup, Jaime from That’s My Letter landed on a cute little wood sign from Pottery Barn Kids. The sign wasn’t for sale; however, that’s hardly a problem when you are a sign making master like Jaime {wink}. She totally one upped Pottery Barn Kids by combining her sign with evergreens and burlap for this lovely Christmas creation!

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Office Sign

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Marisa of Marisa Howard Design saw a sign from Pottery Barn that would make a cute addition to her office and realized it would be simple to replicate for very little cost. As opposed to just painting on her text, Marisa created dimension by cutting the frame and letters from foam. She points out that the sign looks great on shelf or the office door.

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Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Wood Market Sign

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It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!

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Painted Wood Halloween Signs

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Less than $20 for a wooden Halloween sign from Pottery Barn Kids may not seem so bad. However, if you consider buying two or three signs to display together, the dollars start adding up. And if you consider that you could make the signs for free like Amie from Pinkapotamus, well, that seems like a no-brainer! All Amie needed was some scrap pallet wood from her stash and paint to deck out her porch with a trio of festive signs.

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Wooden Chalkboard Sign

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A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Treat-or-Treat Sign

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Lorraine from South Meets Southwest created this Halloween sign as a craft prize for Bunco night with the girls. (And let me say that I love the idea of everyone bringing a craft to exchange as a prize!) She used a ballpoint pen to leave the imprint for her text and then painted it in. Lorraine says, “I went home with a very cute craft from the party, but I was still a little sad to have to part with my Halloween sign.” Looks like another sign’s in the making!

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