How to Make Your Own Adventure (Sign)

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Don’t you love when projects you decide to make and complete in 10 minutes turn out better than you could have ever expected?

That’s what happened when I made this “adventure” sign.

It’s just a piece of particleboard I found in a dresser drawer (for another DIY project that’s in the works,) some leftover Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in ironstone (from that same previous project,) and chalkboard paint.

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Making this simple sign couldn’t have been easier. I brushed on a swipe of milk paint and let it dry. I wanted that distressed look, so it didn’t matter that I didn’t have enough paint left to completely cover the board. Convenient! Then, I freehand drew “adventure” on the board using a pencil and then went over it with a small paintbrush and chalkboard paint.

If you’re not comfortable freehanding the lettering, search “adventure sign” on Pinterest for some typography ideas.

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This simple DIY sign project cost next-to nothing and truly did turn trash into treasure. I was about to throw this piece of board into the fire pit when inspiration hit and I knew I could transform it into a fun sign.

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Lately, I’ve noticed I’m starting to gravitate toward decorating with words I find meaningful. I used to think decorating with inspirational words was corny, but now I’m finding that if done in a meaningful way, I actually really like it.

For example, I like that this “adventure” sign isn’t store bought. I made it by hand and that gives it more significance, and makes it more enjoyable to have in my home.

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What word or words are inspiring you right now? I’m loving “adventure” (duh), “wander” and “wild.”


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