Jul 2, 2015

No Wake Zone Sign on Reclaimed Wood

How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

I knew I wanted to find a wide sign to hang in my sons bathroom, but couldn't find anything quite right so decided to make one.  We spend a lot of time on the water and the bathroom has a bit of a coastal, watery theme.  One of the signs we often see on the water is the 'No Wake Zone' sign and I thought that was perfect.

We ordered a piece of reclaimed wood from our reclaimed wood guy.



How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

It's white washed, but has some good character.  It actually came from a barn, but looks the markings make it look like it could have been exposed to wind and salt water.



How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

I used a projector and traced letters onto the wood.  You could also use stencils or even free hand it if you're super talented or going for a very casual look.

How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

I painted the letters with acrylic paint in midnight blue.  I love midnight because it has just a hint of green and grey.

How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

It think it works perfectly in the bathroom.

How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

Some of the character of the board, close up.

How to make a 'No Wake Zone' sign on reclaimed wood.  No Wake Zone signs remind boaters to slow down. | The Lowcountry Lady

By the way, you can take a look at the entire bathroom before & after here.

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