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.
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.
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.
I painted the letters with acrylic paint in midnight blue. I love midnight because it has just a hint of green and grey.
It think it works perfectly in the bathroom.
By the way, you can take a look at the entire bathroom before & after here.