Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

It's a new day and I'm making another sign but this one
is not made on old wood, look closely, 
it's actually brand new wood.  

Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

This sign is new but made to look old with a few easy steps. 

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I started out by making a few holes and dents in this large board with a screwdriver.

Next I stained the wood with >>>>>>> . 

Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

When the stain dried I painted a quick coat of green chalky paint over the stain. I did a quick coat because I wanted the stained wood to show at the corners and through the paint. 

Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

I'm using a portion of this Laundry stencil made by Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors. The stencil is huge and so sturdy! I'm only using the letters that spell LAUNDRY for this project. 

Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

I used spray adhesive to stick the stencil to the board. I find that using the spray adhesive helps keep the stencil in place. I'm using a foam pouncer to apply white paint on the stencil, then lift up the stencil when finished. 

Creating a Vintage Looking Laundry Sign

The brand new wood looks like an old vintage sign now. The dark stain showing through the paint and the uneven patina on the lettering makes the sign look old and worn. 

Now I just have to work on the laundry room! 

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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. .


  1. Susan, love the signs. The one you made for the garden with legs made of old wooden pieces is my favorite of yours. Thanks for the info.

    1. Thank you so much! That is one of my favorites too :) I loved the legs!

  2. LOVE the green distressed finish, Susan! So spring! Nearly makes me want to do laundry just so I can hang it outside... nearly.... haha

    And thank you for the mention of the stencils!


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