Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DIY Farmhouse Style Laundry Sign

Since we recently finished building a laundry room in our basement, I have been trying to find ways to make it pretty. I have already made this Chalkboard Wall Art to hold my lost socks and I wanted a sign on the opposite wall too. When I got the chance to participate in a Wooden Sign blogger challenge for Rust-Oleum, I knew I wanted to make something for the Laundry room.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

I picked up a mat to go in front of the washer and dryer that had a retro vibe, so I wanted to stay with that look.

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Supplies to make a Wooden Laundry Sign:


Piece of scrap wood or board
Rust-Oleum Weathered Wood Accelerator
White Acrylic Paint
Twine
(2) Eye hooks

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

I used a medium angled brush to paint one thin coat of the Weathered Wood Accelerator on the board. See what a big difference the stain makes! Even if you cannot get your hands on old barn wood, you can still achieve the rustic look.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

While the board was drying, I created my stencil for the wording using my Cricut Explore.

Supplies Needed For the "Wash & Fold" Stencil:


Cricut Explore Machine
Vinyl
Transfer Tape

I used the Cricut  Design Space software to write "Wash & Fold" in a retro script. I used regular vinyl, but Cricut does make a stencil vinyl so you do not have to waste the "good" stuff.

Once your vinyl is cut, remove the excess vinyl to use for your stencil. I measured and did my best to center the vinyl stencil on the board.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

I used a makeup wedge sponge to apply two coats of the vanilla paint to the board, letting it dry in between coats.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

Once the paint was dry, I removed the vinyl. I did have a little bit of bleed through, but since the sign is supposed to have a rustic feel, I did not mind. If you want even more of a distressed look, you could lightly sand the sign.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

I pre-drilled the holes for the eye hooks then screwed them in. I then tied the rope to the top of the board and hung it in my Laundry room.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

Check out the full Laundry room reveal! 


Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

Have you ever made a farmhouse sign? If so, what does it say?


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Disclosure: I was sent product by Rust-Oleum' s Creator's Studio Team to complete this project, but all opinions are 100% my own.

2 comments:

  1. There is some sort of Mod Podge trick you can do to help prevent bleed through, but I can't remember exactly how you do it. I think it does add to the rustic look tho!! I love the idea of using a makeup wedge sponge to apply the paint! Brilliant! Love it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Oh, I think I have ran across that too, but will have to look it up when I make another one. Thanks for your kind comments!

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