"Laundry" and "Create" door signs

This is my bathroom door... 

I made this sign several years ago.

outhouse sign on door

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

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laundry sign printed on computer

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

tracing using a pen

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

black laundry sign with white lettering

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...

laundry and create signs black with white lettering


Lastly,  I screwed the signs to the doors.


black create sign with white letters

Create is my favorite word! 

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rustic sign with overlay


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .