Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Basement Laundry Room & Laundry Signs

I'm celebrating a new washer and dryer with hand-made
laundry signs... 


Every laundry room needs something to celebrate...
how about new wall art... a hand-made laundry sign...

For these signs I used my vinyl cutting machine and
in this demonstration I show how to use the vinyl 2 ways 
to make it cost effective by creating 2 signs from one cut...



The wood for these signs was found on the side of the road.
Reclaimed floor boards, they were chippy, painty and
full of reclaimed goodness!

Using every part of the vinyl I was able 
to make 2 signs from one vinyl cut...

One sign was made with individual vinyl letters.  

The other sign used the (negative)
 vinyl that was left over after the letters were removed.

No waste here.

This sign is black on white and heavily distressed.


I painted the wood for this sign off white. I applied the negative vinyl, then repainted white inside the letters before I painted the black to reduce seepage.

When the black was dry, 
I peeled off the stencil and used clear wax for protection.

The other sign is white on black with dark wax.


For this sign I began by painting the wood white.  I carefully applied each individual vinyl letter then painted over the letters with white, again to prevent seepage. 

When the white paint was dry, 
I painted black over the entire sign with black paint. 

When the black paint was dry, I removed the vinyl letters.
  


Check out my Etsy shop for other handmade signs... 

Fixing up my basement laundry room has been my new obsession. and if you missed it I also created a new folding 
table with a grain sack stripe

The table was once again another great find from  
the side of the road and fixed up!



I am looking for all great things to say about doing laundry!



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12 comments:

  1. Love both signs, Susan! Your table looks great, too.

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  2. Pretty table and the signs are gorgeous!

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  3. Both the signs look great. And I love the roadside table find.

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  4. My laundry room is such a disaster and last week we had a clog in our sewer pipe. I'll let you use your imagination. So I'm looking for anything to pretty up our space. I love doing laundry just hate our laundry space.

    Jeanine

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  5. Your laundry room is looking great...jealous :) Love the signs and the table...too fun!

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  6. Love this Susan and I would love if you would link this and a couple more projects up to my Clever, Crafty & Creative Party..... at

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-creative-linky-party-2.html

    ~Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  7. Love that you used the negative to make another sign!

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  8. love both signs--but the white is my favorite! I love using positive and negative so there's no waste. :)
    happy weekend to you Susan!
    gail

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    1. I do and right now I have the black one available if you are interested... Please drop me an email with your email. Thanks!

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