Simple Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Sign

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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…

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

and turn it into this…

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

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.

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

Two coats.
I let that dry completely before starting the graphic transfer.

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

I created this on my computer….

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

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.
That’s it!

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

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. 

You can see more detailed instructions on this style of transfer (Baby, it’s cold outside sign) here and (Jingle Y’all painted pillow) here.

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

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. :)

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

There ya go, another example of an old thrift store find re.stored, re.styled and re.loved…..

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

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!

Make this simple "sandy toes and salty kisses" sign with paint and chalk ink pens! artsychicksrule.com #chalkart #sandytoes #saltykisses #beachsigns #coastaldecor

Be sure to check back to see what I did with this…

UPDATE!! You can see it now, here!

xoxo

 

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14 Comments

    1. Than you Christy! :) You have a fabulous eye!! I just think “paint” when I see anything and everything…that and usually “graphics” too. lol
      xo
      Nancy

    1. Thanks Sheila :) Paint and words will change anything! ;) I picked up a bunch of “boards” at the thrift store yesterday for some fun sign making. Have a few ideas so far…
      Nancy

  1. You’re so stinkin clever. I want some beach time! Too bad I live nowhere close… :(

    Love your glittery/chalky plate!

    -andi

    1. Aww pretend!! You will have to have Phil build you a little oasis in your back yard. ;) (and by little, I mean the whole works!! lol)
      Nancy

  2. LOVE IT!! I’m gonna pick up some of these cheap cast-offs and do this for sure. Great gift idea too :)

    1. Thanks Vicki! Oh yes, these would be perfect for gifts, super easy, and the possibilities are endless. :)

      Nancy

    1. Hi Doris,
      You can find free ones to download to your computer online. Also, there are font sellers. I sometimes buy up a grouping of them at a time. Search “free fonts” on google and you should come up with a few sources. If you are only using for personal use, there should be lots for you to choose from! :) xo

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