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Patriotic "Celebration" Arrow Sign

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Patriotic "Celebration" Arrow Sign

designed by Robin Gay

Point the way to a summertime celebration in red, white, and blue.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Cameo (ADC10)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Legacy (ADC21)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Golden Brown (ADM02)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • sandpaper
  • painter's tape
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • permanent marker (black; fine point)
  • wooden arrow (with hanger)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand the arrow surface, if needed. Remove any dust with a paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Tape off the first color and paint inside the tape lines. Let dry. Repeat this process, taping and painting each color. (We used stripes of Cameo, Lace, and Legacy.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Print out the word that you would like to use. Put a sheet of transfer paper down on the painted arrow and then the printed lettering. Tape down, if desired.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Trace the lettering with a pencil or stylus.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a permanent marker to color in the letters.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using sandpaper, distress the sign.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint a small area at a time with Golden Brown Crème Wax and quickly wipe off the wax, leaving just a little on the wood.
    Step 6 Example