I love finding easy ways to add coastal decor to our home. It’s even better when the decor piece can be made inexpensively. This Home Sign Makeover for Coastal Decor was a clearance rack find that just needed some paint and flourishes to match our coastal decor.
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Our sun room is one of the spots in our house that I love to add coastal pieces to. This lamp was a gift from my son last year and it sits on the end table next to the sofa. The reworked Home Sign goes well as a table top piece along with the lamp.
How to Make Over an Inexpensive Home Sign to Give it a Coastal Look
Supplies Used for Home Sign Makeover
- Home Sign purchased in the clearance section of Walmart
- Chalk Paint & Paint Brushes
- Lint Free Cloth
- Sea Glass Shards
- Sea Shell
- Hot Glue
Do you ever stop by the Clearance Aisle at Walmart after a holiday? I often find seasonal items that have been marked down to a couple of dollars. I found this red, white, and blue Home sign for $1.00 last year after July 4th. While it’s not my style at all, for that price, it was a great deal and a good candidate for a coastal makeover.
The first thing I did was pry the star from it. It came off easily, but the cardboard backing was stuck. Since I knew I was going to change out the star for a seashell, I didn’t spend too much time trying to get all of the cardboard off. I made sure to remove any that might show around the sea shell.
I gave the sign one coat of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in Castle and allowed it to dry. The first coat of chalk paint always looks pretty bad, lots of the red can be seen showing through. This paint dries quickly, so it was ready for the second coat in about 15 minutes.
After a second coat of paint, the red was completely covered and the finish was smooth.
To give the piece a beachy look, I added white chalk paint with a brush and then wiped it away with a lint free cloth.
Wiping the paint off quickly is an easy way to get a weather worn look.
I looked through my craft stash and found some sea glass shards. After sorting through them, I picked out the pieces that would fit along the ledge of the sign. They are hot glued in place.
The piece needed a little pop of color so I added small dots of coral chalk paint and wiped it off.
I painted one of my many Folly Beach sea shells with the same coral paint and glued it to cover the cardboard spot on the sign where the star had been.
Don’t pass up those clearance items just because they don’t fit in with your decor. A little paint and some embellishments can turn them into decor pieces that you’ll love!Give a clearance rack decor piece a coastal makeover with chalk paint and beachy embellishments. #coastaldecor #homesign #chalkpaintmakeover Click To Tweet
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