If you love vintage-style, coastal decor, then come check out this rustic DIY sailboat sign by Cassie from Lovely Weeds in Harmony and Simplicity!

Hi there Country Chic readers! I painted this sign as a gift for a friend before we recently moved. She was also moving and I thought it would be nice to make her something to remember our family by!

I used reclaimed barn wood to make a simple sign, about 16″ x 16″, and painted it using Country Chic Paint. I wanted the colors muted and neutral, so I chose to use Harmony for the background and paint the sailboat in Simplicity.

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I know a lot of people would cut the rough ends off the boards, but always save them if I can. They are a part of the wood, a part of the picture, a part of the story.

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This wood was beautifully weathered, and I had saved it for a sign that was particularly special.

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Harmony was the perfect neutral to use for the background. The way it took to the wood made me think of a foggy harbor.

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The sailboat is simple, but I wanted it that way. I didn’t even need to distress the piece much because the paint and the wood combined so beautifully.

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This sign really didn’t need a top coat, but I did finish it with a little bit of natural wax to make it easier to dust.

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It’s on the way to her now, and I hope she loves it. If it made any sense at all for me to have a painting of a sailboat in my new saguaro and mesquite surrounded town, I’d probably paint another one for myself!


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Cassie {Lovely Weeds}

Hey there, I’m Cassie. I’m a wife, mom, writer, and maker living in Arizona. My house became a home when I let go of the rules, embraced what I loved, quit wishing and started making. My blog, Lovely Weeds, is about taking those ugly, unwanted fill-in-the-blanks and loving them back to life. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or as I like to say, one man’s weeds are this girl’s wildflowers!

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