Simple Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Sign
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.
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.
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!
What a pretty save, Nancy! I wouldn’t have looked twice at it before and I like to think I have a pretty good eye. I’m with you on the flip flops and sandy toes kinda gal. I love to have my toes in the sand. I so can’t wait for summer! XO
Than you Christy! :) You have a fabulous eye!! I just think “paint” when I see anything and everything…that and usually “graphics” too. lol
Nice transformation Nancy. I would never have looked twice at a tray like this but will from now on.
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…
You’re so stinkin clever. I want some beach time! Too bad I live nowhere close… :(
Love your glittery/chalky plate!
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)
LOVE IT!! I’m gonna pick up some of these cheap cast-offs and do this for sure. Great gift idea too :)
Thanks Vicki! Oh yes, these would be perfect for gifts, super easy, and the possibilities are endless. :)
Love it!! It’s soooo cute!! Love the sparkles added. Pinned :)
Thanks Crystal! ..and thanks for the pin too!:)
What a perfect piece it is now Nancy! Love the colors and the saying. Oh and the sparkle too. ;)
Thank you Therese! :) Sparkles are the best. ;)
Where does a person get more great artsy fonts than what is in Word? I don’t have print shop or Adobe.
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