There’s nothing better than a little sand between your toes, am I right?? Yep! Make this simple “sandy toes and salty kisses” sign out of an old thrift store find!
(last updated 9-16-19)
Take an old thrift store find like this…
and turn it into this…
DIY Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Sign
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Time is flying!
Can you believe April is almost over? I can’t.
But I am looking forward to the sand and salt water.
Today I’m sharing with y’all one of my favorite little sayings…
….”Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses“…that I happened to turn into a piece of coastal chalk art.
I’m a summer, warm weather, beach-loving, flip flop wearing kinda girl.
So makes sense I would love this saying, right?
And I love graphics and chalkboards too.
Ok, well, the “before” photo above is the back but hey, it looked just like that on the front.
Sorry, I painted it before I took a photo. Oops, but you get the idea.
I sprayed it with white spray paint, added a touch of glitter (because I LOVE sparkle) and then sprayed it with Minwax Polycrylic to seal it.
Next, I painted the inner circle area with Provence Chalk Paint.
I let that dry completely before starting the graphic transfer.
I created this on my computer….
I printed it out and used the chalk transfer method.
Sounds professional, it’s not. ;)
Just rub the back of the paper with a piece of white chalk and then trace the front with a pen or pencil.
I’ve actually created a post with even more transfer methods. You can see it, here.
Want to see some of these projects in “live” time? Hop on over and follow along with me on INSTAGRAM. I’m always sharing in my stories as I’m doing projects, finding new furniture, fun finds….just all the day to day behind the scenes.
By the way, isn’t that sparkle pretty??
So you’ve got your outline, now all you need to do is “color in the lines”.
I decided to use these Chalk Ink Chalk Marker pens to paint in the lettering. (I usually hand paint with a small artist’s brush and paint)
And wow, super easy! I love these pens and think I’ll be using them more often.
One more quick spray of the polycrylic and done!
Sandy toes and salty kisses, yes. :)
There ya go, another example of an old thrift store find re.stored, re.styled and re.loved…..
What a difference a little paint makes, right?
Ugly, old, tarnished and thrown out….rescued and transformed into a fun, sparkly piece of coastal chalk art.
PIN it to save it!
Be sure to check back to see what I did with this…
UPDATE!! You can see it now, here!