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Beachy-ish Subway Art Sign {using the Silhouette}

To celebrate the exciting Silhouette Giveaway that’s going on now, I am sharing a project each day this week that was created using the Silhouette.
I’m working on my bathroom remodel right now, it’s going to be a Board and Batten room with beachy colors. So I thought it would be fun to make some Beachy art to do in that room.
I chose this phrase because I think it’s so true — your day will go better if you start it off with a smile!
I took a sheet of MDF from Home Dept and cut it in half. I also found some interesting trim molding and brought that home.
I painted the board a turquoise color using DecoArt — Spa Blue. Then I used DecoArt — Mississippi Mud and mixed it with their Glaze and painted over the turquoise. It gave it a kind of beachy look.  I also painted the molding. Then I mitered the edges of the molding and attached them to the MDF board using Gorilla Glue. Instead of clamps, I taped down the molding using painters tape.

Once it was dry, I decided that it needed another layer of paint. So I took the ceiling that I am going to paint my bathroom ceiling — Martha Stewart — Blue Fir, and painted a layer over the whole frame. Once that dried, I sanded some of the paint off so that they undercoat of turquoise would come through and it would look a little weathered.
Then I used the Silhouette and cut out some letters that were 4-inches high using their Ariel font. I cut those out and transferred them onto the Transfer Paper. Then I applied the letters to the board.
The last thing I did was add a little flower embellishment. I took a strip of leftover fabric about 2 inches wide by 12 inches long, sewed a seam down the middle using my widest stitch — it automatically gathers. then I cut out two circles of burlap, one a little larger than the other. Then I frayed the burlap and hot glued those layers together. Then I hot glued the gathered fabric to the outside edge of the burlap in a circle and then added a paper scrapbook flower. Now I have a little beachy sign to go in my new bathroom!


  1. Hey Jen! Just wanted to let you know that I linked back to this post on my blog. I loved this sign! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Perfect quote! Love the blue color!

  3. Cap Creations says:

    I love it! Great job!

  4. ★All Thingz Related★ says:

    Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  5. Turned out SO cute! I love the color you chose, and the molding is fabulous! Great job!

  6. Kristen says:

    I love everything about this – so fun!

  7. ok love this… i am going to have to buy a silhouette… somehow… before july 1st to get the sweet deal!

  8. Love it! Great color, message and flower bling! Will be fun to see it in your room!

  9. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!


  10. Very cute. Love the cottage feel.

  11. Julie @ Joy's Hope says:

    Love the color. Love the sentiment. Love the font. Don't love that you have a Silhouette and I don't. Working on that last one.

  12. That will look great in your bathroom! I can't wait to see it finished!

  13. Krista@thegatheringplacedesign says:

    So way cute! Great color and I love the flower.:) That machine looks amazing.

  14. Love it! love the colors and the saying! that machine is GREAT!

  15. Life in Rehab says:

    You do realize I'm drooling I hope. More than usual that is.

  16. jennykate77 says:

    Your bathroom is going to be FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to see the final pics!

    Love that sign!

  17. Jessica Radick says:

    very cute and fun sign!!! I love it!!!! and there are so many different things you could put on there…. you favorite quote…. this is a very cute idea…. I am book marking it in my decorating folder LOL thanks so much for sharing!


  18. sydney @ memorable minutes says:

    Thanks for your comment Jen. This is so cute. I am so glad you have a closeup of that flower. It may be one of my favorites. I love all things beachy! xoxo

  19. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love the colors on your sign! Your bathroom sounds like it is going to be amazing when you are finished!

  20. Love the beachy sign!!!! I'm going to be re-doing my bathroom this summer!! I can't wait to see yours finished!!!

  21. Great saying and I love your sign!! Can't wait to see your bathroom!!

  22. What a perfect message for a sign. And I just love the style of it. What is the difference between this machine and a cricut? Ahh, all these new things to keep up with! 😉

  23. Very nice! Love the color and the wording…I think that's a great way to start the day.

  24. Sarah@AlpinePoppy says:

    Ohhh I can't wait to see your finished project! I have been wanting to put up some board and bat in my house, I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

  25. Ohhhh…that sign is so cute. I can't wait to see your bathroom re-do. :)

  26. Tracy Rogers says:

    What a cute sign!! I love the color 😉

  27. ellie g says:

    I'm just gonna request that you cease and desist on the Silhouette projects. My level of jealousy and desire for my own is rising at a rapid rate. My husband is going to request the same….as he's about be required to buy one.

  28. I am moving next door to you and you are going to share that thing with me. And help me do all this stuff. Hope you don't mind :)

  29. Your bathroom is going to look fabulous!!

  30. Nitasha says:

    This is supercute! The burlap is a perfect touch; it reminds me of a fishing net! Can't wait to see what else you create this week!

  31. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Love it, Jen! The trim you used is too cute…looks like bamboo. I cannot wait to see your bathroom. I just know it will look amazing!


  32. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says:

    I am so envious of your new machine Jen! I know by the end of the week I am going to want one even more! Love this for the bath! Super cute and it has the signature Jen burlap touch! Fabulous! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  33. That sign is really, really cute. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas! Have a great day.