Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easy DIY Distressed Laundry Sign

I have decided to focus my organizing efforts on the laundry. But, instead of actually doing any organizing, I spent my day creating a stencil to make this cute laundry sign!
I found these pieces of wood from Home Depot. They come as strips that are about 1.5" x 4' and are around .50. They are a little rough, lightweight and perfect for a distressed sign. I cut 5 strips to about 16" and 2 strips almost 8".
I wanted a small gap between the strips, so I used pennies to space them evenly
and glued the smaller strips on top.
Then, I painted, stenciled, and sanded the same way I did in this project. I attached a wire hanger to the back and tied a piece of twine to cover the nail.
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66 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is as cute as can be! Love the color and the hanger! Nice touch! Saw you over at While He Was Napping!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Had to pin this one! Love that it's hanging from a hanger!

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

Beautiful! I love the color!

Chase the Star said...

Really cool sign!!! Love the colors you chose!

Barbara @ Chase the Star

Rachelle said...

Love this sign! Super cute. Pinning it!

Tam said...

This is so cool... must pin!

Gale said...

Well, laundry always makes ME distressed *grin*

I like the "self service" part!

Tirabaralla said...

This is so lovely and I never thought I could try and make it myself!
Pinning for future reference!
Also, can I ask you what do you use to cut the wood in "stripes"?

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute--I love the penny spacer idea :)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute--I love the penny spacer idea :)

Beth said...

Isn't that the cutest!! And there's so many good ideas too!

Amanda said...

Love, love, love this idea! It's amazing, you did an awesome job!

Carolyn said...

Too cute! I love it. I'm a new follower.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Claire said...

Your sign looks fantastic and I love that the hanger IS a hanger :)

I'm so excited to try out the freebie because I have a Silhouette and have used it to make several signs already. So fun!

Thank you so much for the generous freebie and the cute inspiration!

Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

Maria said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sign! I've been wanting to make one for my laundry room too, thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Your sign looks really awesome! Love it!!! :0)

AndiWinslow said...

Love it yo did a great job....so next is the laundry room to do!!!!andi

Sarah said...

I have been thinking that I REALLY want one of these! This is exactly the direction I needed to make it. Thanks!

House Candy said...

The stenciling looks so professional! And I love the added touch of using a hanger, so cute :)

Connie said...

Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend, I would love for you to stop by and be mine too.
Thanks for sharing this, it's great.

Jenny@NorthwestLovelies said...

This is so adorable!! I would love to make one! Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

This is ingenious!! I'm totally going to pin this and make one. Thanks for the idea. I love the hanger idea too.

gail said...

Angie--your laundry sign is too cute! I love that you put the side pieces on the front. :)
great job.
thanks for linking up to catch as catch can
gail

Taylor said...

I love this sign and the color! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

Natasha in Oz said...

You are so clever! I love the sign and I also love that you found a way to re-purpose those wire coat-hangers! Brilliant!

I just want to invite you to join in with my weekly Say G’day Linky Party which started on the weekend. I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this wonderful post!

Best wishes for a fabulous week!
Natasha in Oz

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love this project. Your color choice is beautiful. I am pinning this for future reference. I wanted to do a sign for a bedroom in our house and this tutorial is great. Megan ~ your newest follower.

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

I love that color blue, the sign looks great!
I went over and got the free printable. I just started trying my hand at vinyl myself. Thanks for sharing.

Paula Parrish said...

WOW, love your new laundry room sign. Super Creative! Smiles, Paula

Heather Perkins said...

I love your sign and the hanger is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Party Time at So Very Creative!

SayNotSweetAnne said...

What a great sign- I love the stencil you used its so vintage looking! Plus the wire hanger adds the perfect touch- great job! Your blog is awesome, I'm a new follower! I would love for you to link up to my debut of Sweet Sharing Mondays (new weekly party)! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday/

Scobell Expressions said...

This is a great sign and it looks so easy! I can't wait to make this one.

Megan said...

I love it! If I actually had a ROOM for my laundry, I would definitely make one for myself. Sadly, I just have a little corner "nook" for my laundry and no room for a pretty sign.

Jen Lossing said...

This is great. I have a ton of Vintage Laundry signs in my Laundry room. I love the color and that it is hanging from a hangar! Super cute!

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

Such a great idea! I can't believe how cheap the wood is... will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren
www.SummitStreetJoy.com

Shannon said...

SO cute!! Maybe that would make doing laundry easier if I had a sweet sign to look at--at least it would distract me from what I was supposed to be doing:)

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Judy said...

What a great sign. You did an awesome job. I'd love for you to link up to my party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Hope to see you there.

cheapcraftymama said...

That is so cute, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday (open now!) at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Katie said...

So cute! I have been meaning to make myself a laundry sign... Guess I need to hop to it!

Erica {let why lead} said...

Haha, our laundry room is definitely open 24 hours! It's almost 10:30pm, and I've got laundry in right now! :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Hi from Handy Man, Crafty woman. I was having techncial difficulties when my link party first started, your project photo is blurry. You may want to go back and add this project again, sorry about that. I'll watch for it, and I'll delete the blurry one after you add the new one. sorry for the inconvenience!

Cristy @ menemini said...

Your sign turned out so cute!

Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla said...

I love this sign! So very creative and I love the hanger. Thanks for the freebie too! Would love if you'd share on my linky party going on now at Teagan's Travels.

http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-11.html

Cheers, Michelle

Carrie {My Favorite Finds} said...

Thanks so much for sharing this at Handmade Tuesdays. I redecorated our laundry room last summer, and I'm currently adding to a gallery wall in it. I might make this. I wonder if paint sticks would work for a smaller version.

Shana said...

I love this sign...it looks so simple. I might have to try one. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

Just adorable! Love the colors as well!
I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Sara said...

This is darling!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

Jenilyn said...

This is so cute! I need one for my laundry room! I would love for you to link this up to my "I Made This" party at Grits & Giggles!
http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-made-this_18.html

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Oh, I really like that sign and how you hung it from a coat hanger...fabulous idea! I saw your link at The 36th Avenue's party.

Shasta

Daily Citron said...

Great sign! I featured you in my Crafty Thursdays post. Quick question- how did you attach the hangar to the back of the sign?
-Viva recently posted Set Spiritual Goals First

Alyssa said...

What a great idea, this sign is so cute! I would love if you would share this at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-3.html. I hope to see you there!

Jillian said...

I love this idea! I might make a sign that says "Eggs 25 cents" or something like that for my kitchen, though.

Amy Fountain said...

Its a really beautiful piece! Great choice of color, blue is a very calming color.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a cute little sign! I love the color you used. Great job!

Motivated Mommy of two said...

I love this project, what an awesome idea. Stopping by from the 36th avenue link party

Jessie@saavysavings said...

This sign is too cute! Love it! Totally going to make it :) Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! xo Jessie

Six Sisters said...

This is really the cutest sign ever! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please come back and join us next week!! Thanks! -The Sisters

The mum of all trades said...

I love this, its so pretty and fresh. Great tutorial

Ginger said...

Featuring you tonight! :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/04/wow-me-wednesday-48.html

Carolyn M said...

Incredible! Making that a rainy weekend project.... new follower!

Chrissy Taylor said...

Thank you so much for sharing this at my party. You are being featured tonight, your sign was one of the top views! I hope you will stop back and link up again!

Craft Envy said...

Wow. Gorgeous! I need one of these. I featured you at Craft Envy!

Lesley said...

I really like this!! Wish I had a cutter.

Lesley
byporchlight.blogspot.com

{northern cottage} said...

this sign is pure FRESHNESS AND JUST PLAIN DELISH! soooo wanna make a similar version for our laundry room!

would love to have ya pop by for a visit and perhaps sign up for our current giveaway!

www.northerncottage.net

Katie said...

Ahhh! I absolutely LOVE this sign--in love with it! I featured it today on Sew Woodsy!

Nicholas Blakester said...

Wow! I like this and Love very much. Thanks for sharing.......

Dee said...

You inspired me to try my hand at making my own! I was very happy with the results. Thanks for the awesome instructions & photos.

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