"Laundry" and "Create" door signs

This is my bathroom door...
I made this sign several years ago.



Today I'm making a "laundry" sign and a sign for my 
craft room/office ~ "create"



First I painted a board black, let it dry and printed out the word "laundry" on the computer using a font and a size that worked with the size of the board.

 Next, using carbon paper, I traced around each letter
and painted the letters white with acrylic craft paint.


 Using a medium grade sand paper when the paint was dry, I sanded down the letters until they looked old and worn.


Then using raw umber acrylic paint and a damp rag, I rubbed the color over the lettering. This gave the sign an aged look.

Then I let it dry.... and started the "create" sign....


 Then I screwed the signs to the doors.



My favorite word!

Susan
 


Homeroad
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  3. I love those signs...great idea!


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  5. I love the door signs! You really did a great job. I'm working on changing over a guest room to a craft room and this is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Those signs are just too cute!

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  7. So adorable! I love how simple this project it, but it has great results.

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  9. Love your signs. They look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Love the signs- they truly look old! Thanks for the step by step, it's much appreciated!

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  11. Beautiful signs. Love that you could do it without a Cricket, because I don't have one! Thanks for sharing..

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  12. Love the signs. "Create Laundry". My kids do that! :-)

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  13. Love the signs. My kids also "create laundry" a lot of it!

    Thanks so much for sharing the steps.

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    :) Michelle

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  14. Ahhh yes. Signs. Just love the look! And yours is really cool. And looks amazing completely done by hand I might add!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great job on those signs! Love the distressing! :) I think I need to look for some carbon paper next time I'm out running errands.... lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  16. very cute. new follower....please come visit me too...laura

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  17. Thanks for sharing how you distressed the signs....that makes them look fab! What font did you use? Come to see me @ Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com

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  18. Great signs. Thanks for including the steps you followed. Glad to find your place!

    Laura
    http://lauranell.com

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