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"The Beach is Calling" Hanging Sign

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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"The Beach is Calling" Hanging Sign

designed by Felicity Greiner

Answer the call of Summer with this beach sign created with Americana DecorĀ® Chalky Finish.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • Refreshing (ADC13)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper (optional)
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • flat brush
  • small chip brush
  • round brush
  • wooden pallet
  • E6000 Glue (E6000)
  • laser-cut shape ("hello sunshine" or similar)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Lightly sand any areas, if needed.
    Step 0 Example
  2. With a chip brush, lightly brush on Legacy fading to Refreshing onto the pallet, working from top to bottom. (Leave the bottom slat as is.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Draw in simple waves on the second to the bottom slat. (Or use the provided pattern.) With a flat brush, fill in the area with Legacy.
    Step 2 Example
  4. On the bottom slat, draw in more simple waves. Fill in with Escape on a medium flat brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Temporarily set the "hello sunshine" sun onto the top right corner as desired. Sketch in. (Or transfer the provided pattern onto the slats.) With a medium round brush, paint in the lettering in Everlasting.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the "hello sunshine" shape in Delicate with a flat brush. Let dry. Once dry, heavily sand it to reveal the wood below.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use E6000 Glue to adhere the sun into place.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Apply a coat of Ultra-Matte Varnish to entire piece with a flat brush.
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