Monday, March 14, 2011

A sign for the laundry room

I have officially started decorating my laundry room. It is all starting with a little sign to hang on the wall. Most normal people probably paint the said room before decorating. Not this girl here! I like to make the decorations first (most likely because I hate painting walls, yuck!). So here follows a tutorial on how to make a sign for the laundry area (or really for any room if you change the words on it)

 Supplies needed:

Mod podge
white acrylic paint
rub n buff silver
 wood letters
 piece of wood ( I have a bunch of leftovers from our board and batten project)
 scrapbook paper, 2 sheets
 decorative tacs
hot glue gun

 First cut out the scrapbook paper to fit the wood board and mod podge it on:
Now paint all the letters in the white acrylic paint:

Now let it dry (don't worry acrylic paint drys pretty fast!). When dry sand down the edges a bit and rub on the rub n buff with your finger and buff it with a piece of cloth or paper towel:

When finished with all the letters, use your hot glue gun to adhere them to the board:

 Now take a strip of ribbon and tie a bow at the top. Take the ends and put them on the back of the board, use tacs to hold them in place:
 take the decorative tacs and put them on the sides of the board to dress them up a bit:
 Now the finished product:
Loves it!! O.K. now i am a little motivated to start painting the room :)

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Humble Homemaker said...

I really like this! I haven't seen another one like it so I love how unique it is. Cute colours, lovely driftwood feel... overall very nice. :) I am your newest follower. Have a great day!
Humble Homemaking

The Old Block House said...

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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Love it! I soooo want a designated laundry room. :( If I had one I would copy this project in a heartbeat!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I love me some Mod Podge! Thanks for a great tutorial! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

Janet said...

Oh, I LOVE this! I might have to do this in my laundry room!!


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Kim said...

I missed this post! I'm glad you said something in the roman shade post because this is adorable! Easy enough for me too-I'm thinking my laundry area wants one of these! Great job!!!

Shabby Soul said...

The wood look paper was an awesome idea! Your sign will be a great addition to your laundry room!