A favorite project of mine for a rainy Pacific Northwest day is pulling a table up to the fireplace and painting a few of these rustic signs. I find most of these planks on Oregon beaches, or through other sources for reclaimed wood. Many of the planks have uneven texture, discoloration, chipped paint, and rusty nails, giving each piece a unique character.
I give each plank a light sanding to remove the most egregious rough spots or splinters, but too much sanding removes the patina the wood has acquired.
Each sign is sealed with a water-based finish and any nails that protrude on the back are covered with felt to diminish damage to walls.
I feel like I should hum “My Favorite Things” when I work on these pieces! They really are an expression of my favorite things #simplejoys.
I also put a design together for holiday decor. #itsnotevenHalloween!
These signs are available for sale at my Etsy shop.