Pottery Barn Inspired DIY POOL sign

Hello Friends and Welcome to the Second Make Along Monday!  This month, the challenge goes Nautical

Nautical is a big trend right now from painted fingernails to clothing.  It is also perfect for Summer Home Decor…in my Poolhouse!

We built our Poolhouse last Summer, but have yet to add any decorative finishing touches.  A Nautical challenge is just what I needed!

Here’s how I created a Pottery Barn Inspired POOL Sign…

You may have seen this fun sign while flipping through a Pottery Barn magazine (see the SURF sign at the bottom of the page)…I earmarked the page and thought “That would be super cute made into a POOL sign!”

Pottery Barn SURF sign

{Source: Pottery Barn}

Super Cute, Easy and FREE!  I had all the materials on hand.

Here’s How I Did It…

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired POOL Sign {Onekriegerchick.com}

1. I started with a leftover fence slat.

2. Painted it with a light blue leftover from painting our kitchen.

3. Measured out how wide I wanted my stripes and painted them with leftover Annie Sloan chalk paint. Notice, I painted a very light coat of paint here.

4. Cut out some letters to use as a stencil.

5. Traced the letters onto the board.

6. Painted the letters with Navy acrylic paint. Finished off the look with a light sanding.

Here’s how it turned out…

Pottery Barn inspired DIY POOL sign {Onekriegerchick.com}

The Poolhouse Decor is coming right along!  Wait till you see the other nautical Decor…like my DIY Rope Anchor.

Hope you’ll join along with the Nautical themed Make Along Monday Challenge!


So excited to see what you all come up with…I’m prepared to be inspired!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much! I linked up…Very cute blog, by the way!
      So glad you stopped by!

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    Very cute! I love the colors you picked, especially the blue. I’ve wanted to make something similar for our main bathroom, aka, the only bathroom with a shower. Its nice to see a visual of what I’ve been tossing around in my head.

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      onekriegerchick says

      Oh…A similar sign would be fun in a bathroom! I painted my boys shared bath a sea glass blue and I LOVE it! I can look up the color we used if you’d like. You’ll have to share your project in our Make Along Monday on the 29th!
      Happy Friday!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks! I’m always trying to duplicate something from Pottery Barn…Love their stuff, but cannot afford their prices. So glad you stopped by!
      Have fun with your boys!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you stopped by and appreciate the invite! I linked up and added it to my party list. I’m always repainting something! :)
      Have a Happy Day!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Wow! I’m so excited…Thank you so much for including me in your features! I’ll be back again with my next blue project…My favorite color to decorate with!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you for stopping by! I’d love to see your sign when your finished with it.
      Have a Happy Week!


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