Monday, May 23, 2011

Laundry Room Sign Details

So here's the details on what I used to make this laundry room sign:

So here's what you'll need if you want to do something like this (or similar). Gather the following:

Piece of wood. I bought a 13x9 oval piece of pine from Michaels. Originally I wanted a rectangle shape, but luck be me, this is what they had.

Craft paint. The colors I chose were Licorice and Parchment.

Sponge brushes and small brushes to touch up paint.

Silhouette SD machine. I used the fonts "Betty Noir" and "Airstream". I also purchased a flourish from the online store.

First paint the entire surface black, including the sides. Let dry, or if you're like me, put piece in front of fan to speed up the process.

Now paint the top only with the parchment paint. I did 2 layers, but overall I still wanted the black to peek through.

While this layer dried, I created my sign in Silhouette. I centered everything based on my solid black line. After I placed the flourish on top I copied and mirrored the image for the bottom.



After I printed the sign on the vinyl, I realized I should have made it just a wee-bit larger. I went ahead and centered the sign on the wood and rubbed it on. To make up for the blank space I took a pencil and dipped the eraser in black paint and daubbed circles all around the edge.

Now I gotta say... I LOVE the play on words with this sign. It reminds me of something from The Three Stooges LOL. My 10yr old son read the sign and giggled, because he got the joke too!

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your laundry sign on Masterpiece Monday, I with I had silhouette machine, they look like fun! Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  2. This is darling. We all need to have a smile while doing laundry!

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  3. Love the saying! Seriously, every little bit helps to make laundry more fun!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-8th-edition.html

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  4. I think this is so cute and clever! I'm always on the lookout for "laundry" cuteness. Linda

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  5. Wow, your skills are way beyond mine. I love your shower curtain tote and monogrammed pillow! I'm your newest follower from Polly's hop, and I like your FB page. I'm putting your blog in my blogroll, too!

    http://www.meldreamsoften.com

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  6. Wow! That is so cute, and I can't get over how perfect those circles around the boarder are! What a great idea to use a pencil eraser. I still think this looks better than what I could manage. Great job!

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  7. This is absolutely adorable!! I love the font, its very retro (kind of 1930's or 1940's style). Stopping by from Giggles, Glitz & Glam and your newest follower.

    This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

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  8. Great job on the laundry room sign! This makes me want to go make one right now! I'd love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy, and linked up this project!

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  9. I love this sign! I've recently been trying to come up with some laundry themed wall art for my laundry area and I might have to do a variation of this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. love your sign --- wish i had a machine like yours to do the work for me!! :)

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your sign today on Sew Woodsy!

    Katie from Sew Woodsy

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  12. Thank you for linking up to Craft Couture Monday. I just wanted to let you know I featured you :) http://dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com/2011/06/craft-couture-monday-features.html

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  13. Love how tongue-in-cheek this is...you are featured today at Creative Juice!

    :)

    Thanks for linking up!

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