Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend celebrating all the wonderful mother’s in your life! I know my family spoiled me so much! We spent most of the day just hanging out after church. We had some delicious food from Cafe Rio and I collected some precious handmade gifts, flowers and gift cards.
During the weekend I also finished up my first DecoArt project! If you guys don’t know, this year I was invited to be apart of the DecoArt Core Blogger program. So that means each month for the next year you will see a new project from me highlighting their wonderful products! Some, I’m guessing you already use!
To kick things off I decided to make a fun pool rules sign for the backyard using DecoArt’s Americana Outdoor Living line of paints! Check out the step by step below.
First I use a custom size piece of MDF and wood strips to to frame it. This means this sign can be as big or as small as you like!
Then I painted the entire MDF board using the Americana Outdoor Living, in black . It’s a beautiful rich color that covers very well! Use a paint brush or roller for a smooth application.
After I let that dry I applied the letters using my cutting machine and outdoor grade vinyl. This step is a project in itself, so if you aren’t familiar with how to cut vinyl check out some tutorials online or order a custom cut from Etsy!
After I applied the vinyl, I used DecoArts new line of weather -resistant color stain in gray and applied it to the strips of wood. I love the way it really acts more like a stain than a paint. I ended up with a slightly distressed look by applying light strokes of Outdoor Living in gray, on top! The effect was perfect.
Then I attached the painted wood strips to the MDF using a nail gun with small finishing nails.
So cute right! Now we have a funny way to point our guest to the pool and let them know the rules at the same time! I love it!
Thanks DecoArt for this month’s project! Hope you find some inspiration for next DIY outdoor project too!
Destiny is the founder of Just Destiny Mag, an online publication that focuses on home living and lifestyle. She is a native of the beautiful state of Arizona where she raises her beautiful children right along side Mr.Right. She believes her destiny is intertwined with her faith, family and everything beautiful. She believes those beautiful things can come in experiences, food, fashion, family, photography and laughter to make a beautiful life!