Laundry room signs

Hello there~ Here are my Wash, Dry, and Fold signs I made. LET me take you on a TUTORIAL!

These plaques were purchased at the DOLLAR STORE! I pulled off the white ribbon. With the damask ribbon and the three plaques this CRAFT cost me $5.48.

I started this project by painting the plaques “Vintage White” you can paint them any color you want. After they were painted and let to dry. I cut out letters from my cricut for a stencil. I used the platinum schoolbook cartridge regular font. Then I stenciled the letters down the center of the boards. TIP: use a flat bristle brush, it works best, and keep a papertowl near you to dab off to much paint.

then with a glaze~ little bit of water black paint, some brown, and white I went around the border of the entire plaques. I didn’t fully paint the borders in, so parts of the vintage white are still showing.

then with a dry brush and very settle paint on it, I went around the edges lightly brushing on some paint for more of a rustic look.

I used my super then cricut spatula to scrape off some of the black paint off the letter’s. (you can use a steak knife or something sharp.) I did this again for more of a worn beat up look. I don’t want it to look perfect. 😉

Then I took them out in my backyard and used that spray you see to give them all a nice glossy shine.

do you see the glossiness?

I found this DAMASK (i heart anything damask) ribbon at Walmart for I believe, $2.48! I had to have it though. I cut three lengths of ribbon to the exact same length and size. Then tied bows.

then I  hot glued the ribbon to the back of the wood plaques.

HERE THEY ARE AGAIN~ all hung… PRETTY little maids in a row!

They WERE hung in my LAUNDRY ROOM… he, was that a NO BRAINER? HA!

I love them under my LAUNDRY sign. In case you are wondering, I did not make that LAUNDRY sign, I bought that sign some time ago. 😉  WANT TO SEE MORE OF MY LAUNDRY ROOM CLICK HERE!

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY…. & NEXT up WILL BE the GiveAWAY!

Comments

  1. Great job! I love them

  2. Once again you hit a home run with dollar store items. They look great with the laundry sign.

  3. I hope dollar stores never realize the treasures they are really giving away!! your signs are adorable!

  4. What a cute project!! I’ve never used the clear acrylic sealer. Thanks for sharing a photo of it…I may give it a try. 🙂

  5. Oh so cute!! Looks fabulous with the sign that you purchased.

  6. Absolutely adore these! I love anything how vintage you made them look, and I agree.. love them under your laundry sign! Perfect. Its so great when you can make gorgeous things from $store supplies! I ♥ the dollar store.. and I too ♥demask!! Great share! 🙂 I just recently bought one of those plaques from the dollar tree and planned on using it to make myself a hair clip holder. But I just may have to go back and get some more to do this project! 🙂

  7. So very cute!

  8. What a fun laundry room – I’m jealous of anyone that has a Cricut!

  9. I’m in LOVE with those!!! I just might copy them! 🙂 I love everything you do, so I just passed on the blog with substance award to you! Congrats!
    Maria 🙂

  10. I love your signs! Your laundry room is too cute!

  11. I love this!! I featured you at Sassy Sites! Come by and check us out!! 🙂

  12. They look great.

  13. Thanks so much for the detailed step-by-step, they are really terrific!

  14. I love these signs !!! They are fabulous !!

  15. LOVE them… I’ve seen those at Dollar Tree… I might have to copy and use for my laundry makeover!

  16. Very cute!!! Love your laundry room. Wait, can you actually love one? At any rate it’s decorated really nice 😉

  17. Cute, cute, cute….LOVE your laundry room! What a great little project.

    ~Amanda

  18. These are adorable I featured them feel free to check it out and grab a button if you would like.
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2010/07/laundry-room-signs.html

  19. LOVE them…LOVE!

  20. I absolutely LOVE those signs! What a cute idea! They are just too adorable! 🙂 You did such a great job!!

  21. This is SO cute! What a creative idea. Great job!

  22. WOW!! These turned out so cute! My laundry room could sure use some of those! 🙂

  23. Those are too cute! If I looked at a sign like that maybe I’d do more laundry 🙂

    Check out my new blog…
    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

    Hannah

  24. There you go again with all your craftiness!! 🙂 I really love how your plaques turned out!

  25. These are AWESOME! I need to do something in my laundry room. These look so great!

  26. sooo super adorable

    xoxo
    bB

  27. Soooo cute!

  28. These are adorable, and seem so easy to make!

  29. Oh, so cute! I love them! The distressed look is just perfect. great job!

  30. This is great! You should head over to my blog and link up. I would love to show this off. I would love to do something like this in my laundry room (but I need one first). Mycraftielife.blogspot.com

  31. good job! great end result! and cute too!

  32. those look great!

  33. Adorable!

  34. Super cute!!!
    It is amazing what you can find at the Dollar Store.

    Enjoy your day.

    Melinda

  35. Super cute! I love it! So creative!

  36. LOVE it! Super cute!! 🙂

  37. Jen, I seriously *love* your style!! O my dear, I absolutely adore these!! I love how you painted them, and I can’t believe you scored these at the Dollar Store!! Holy moly!! You just make me smile! Have a great weekend, my friend!

    ~Alison

  38. I love those…may have to find a spot in my laundry room to put those…maybe give a hint to a certain someone in the house about what you do with the dirty clothes that pile up…just sayin’:)

  39. These look really nice! Great job!

  40. those are great! love those lil dollar store signs:) one day i WILL have a cute laundry room to decorate:)

  41. Looks beautiful! Now I’m looking for a spot to copy, I mean, take inspiration from, in my own laundry room =)

  42. These are adorable!!! I have three cabinet doors above my washer and dry that these would look amazing on…hmmm…thank you for the inspiration! They are very cute!

    LaKeta

  43. These look great – I am clearly heading to my Dollar Store this week! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

    Chelsea

  44. These are simply fabulous!! I love the demask ribbon touch! I am happy to be your newest follower. Be sure to check me out at FFD…I love new friends!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  45. I am SO doing this! I hope I find this at the Dollar Store!

    TFS!

    ~blessings
    Dorcas

  46. Congrads! My viewers loved your laundry signs (and so do I!) They were the most viewed link last week. I will feature them today at the WGW party!

  47. Ok…so I told you that you had inspired me….I created my own laundry signs….I put a link to yours in my post along with a pic of yours…check mine out if you get a chance….

    LaKeta

    http://1luckeegirl.blogspot.com/2010/07/laundry-room-cuteness.html

  48. oh my I LOVE these! My laundry room is so plain… I really need to spruce it up with decor like this!

  49. noreply@blogger.com' Anonymous says:

    I love all this! My laundry room is so BLAH! I looked at the dollar tree and could not find these wooden boards, any idea who else would carry them??

  50. Making the laundry room nice and beautiful will be a very nice project. Thanks for the nice ideas.

  51. I just found your blog and I am so glad I did! I Love your laundry room signs, you are so crafty!

    Theresa

  52. O my goodness! How adorable! And I have that same washer and dryer..hehehe! I think I might have to jump aboard your Craft-aholic-ness. If you could “major” in cafting i think that is what I would do! I love getting ideas and putting my own twist to them. when I try to copy exactly what one crafter does my “touches” seem to seep through inevitably! 😉 I will def keep track of this as I am always looking for new ideas..I tend to get “crafters block” a lot. As of late I have been focusing on my bows…they are truly one-of-a-kind and everyone keeps asking for them. So I am trying to share them with others as gifts to get my bow designs out there. thanks so much for sharing…I am super excited to have a fellow crafter to chat with and share ideas!

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