DIY Nautical Bathroom Sign (& free printable!!)

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Poop deck sign…..or DIY nautical bathroom sign, whichever you call it, it’s fun!

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I’m sharing a fun little sign for my bathroom makeover today.
Yep…. a DIY Nautical Bathroom Sign aka …. POOP DECK Sign.

Hey, it is a nautical term, ya’ll.
And I didn’t exactly come up with it on my own.
I was doing a little search in google for ideas for a “nautical bathroom sign” and what do you think I found?? Ha!

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Yep.

And how could I resist? I couldn’t.
I like to have fun and we are pretty lighthearted around here so the “poop deck” sign won. ;)
I can’t wait to have guests over. hee hee
I even decided to add the definition of “poop deck” to my sign, just in case they were confused about what it meant. ;)

This month my Get Your DIY On friends and I are sharing our projects made with wood.
You guys can pop back over on Sunday and share your projects made with wood too.
Or just take a stroll through everyone else’s wood projects! :)

Alright, on with the tutorial for this one.
I’ll share a few affiliate links for the products I used below. See my disclosure here.

M A T E R I A L S  L I S T:

My sweet husband found an old scrap of wood in the garage, cut and sanded it a bit for me.

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I used the antique walnut stain on it and let it sit overnight.

Then I created this graphic to use on it….

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Download for free here! (the watermark will not appear on the downloadable copy)
****EDITED to add that I’ve corrected the spelling mistake for the download.

The “wood” element was not only perfect for this month’s GYDO theme but also for my bathroom.
I really wanted to add a bit of wood to the mostly white and light color theme in there.
You can see my most recent bathroom post here >>> DIY Faux Roman Shade
More to come in the next 2 weeks.

Once the graphic was completed in Picmonkey (love that for creating these fun graphics!), I moved it over to my Silhouette program.
Want to see how easy it is to use your own designs inside of Silhouette? Click here >>> How To Import Your Own Designs Into Silhouette Cameo.
Or you can also use any of these transfer methods to do it if you don’t have a Silhouette machine.

This time I needed it to be a “stencil”. Most times I will paint the underneath a darker color, add the cut letters and then paint the lighter color over top.
Remove the letters …and looks like I painted lettering in.
You can see an example of that here >>> Laundry Sign and a recent one, Dairy Sign.
It’s a GREAT way to create lettering but using a stained board created a challenge.
So instead of using the vinyl letters, I used the cutout of the letters like a stencil…..

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….which also created a few challenges. ;)
None that couldn’t be overcome, however.

Don’t have a Silhouette and want to see even more ways to transfer?? Check out my “How To Transfer Graphics” post! (sharing all the techniques I use)

First up, I needed to make sure I saved the “insides” of the letters, like “o” and “p”, to put them back in once the main piece of vinyl was attached. (see above)

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I did the same for the bottom lettering.
BUT did not for the small ones like “a” and “e”.

This was a little tedious to do but probably still quicker than hand painting all those words in.
See below…..

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….the “a”, “e”, etc, need to be filled in since they got painted white.

I used a bit of brown craft paint to do it.

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Easy and quick fix! And since they are so small, it just looks like stained wood, not brown paint.
Once that was all dry, I sprayed with the matte sealer.

Then I thought I might hang it here….

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….or maybe put it here…..

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But decided it needed to go right here…..

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…..ha ha. Perfect spot for it.
And my husband even said the anchor looks like an arrow pointing down. lol

I can’t wait to give my guests a little chuckle when they use our guest bath. :)
They can even learn the true, nautical, meaning of the phrase “poop deck”.

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All in good fun! :)

And the corrected version…ugh! Couldn’t see the forest for the trees. (“highest” not “hightest”, oh well, you win some, you lose some!! lol )
Thanks to a few readers for pointing out my mistake. ;)

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You want a poop deck sign too?? I know you do! haha
Pin this so you can make a DIY Nautical Bathroom sign too. 

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Now let’s see what kind of wood projects my friends are sharing this month!

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Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer – “10 Thrifty Reclaimed Wood Projects
April at House by Hoff – “Old Wood Window as Backdrop for Decor
Krista at The Happy Housie – “Rustic Ikea RAST Hack with Rope Handles

Don’t forget to pop back over and visit on Sunday for the “DIY Wood Projects” link party. :)

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I’ll be back next week with something I’ve been making for my Family Room.
If you follow along on Instagram, you may have seen what exactly. :) I shared a snippet or two on my “stories” over there.
If you are on Insta, I would love to connect over there!
I also shared a sneak peek of the dining room changes over there too.Will be sharing that on the blog soon too.
See y’all then!!

xoxo

 

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21 Comments

    1. AW thanks Yvonne!! And thank you for pointing that out!! I had no idea what you meant until someone on Facebook repeated it …with the correct “highest”. Ugh!!
      This was not a fun one to fix since it was stained underneath but I managed! All straight now. :) xo

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  5. You are TOO funny!!! Haha! This is great… maybe down in the boys bathroom… oh, and I bet my sister would love on too. Have fun with your guests reactions! : D Thanks!

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