This DIY antiqued laundry sign is perfect for any home…and easy to make when using old thrifted signs the right size and shape!
My decorating friends and I took the month of January off (of the decorating posts).
But we are back today with a new challenge!
Show how us how you use signs in your home.
How you decorate with them, etc.
Have you made any? We want to see those too!
I made a new laundry sign for my laundry room…..
….this DIY Antiqued Laundry Sign.
I love picking up old signs at the thrift store…..
They’re great because they are ready to go (hanger on the back and all).
Just in need of a little paint. Like most things!
DIY Antiqued Laundry Sign
So I did this sign very much the way I did the DIY Coordinates Sign (<<< click to see details) I recently completed.
I created my graphic, then cut it out in my Silhouette.
Want to see how easy it is to use your own designs inside of Silhouette? Click here >>> How To Import Your Own Designs Into Silhouette Cameo.
Or you can also use any of these transfer methods to do it if you don’t have a Silhouette machine.
I painted the board white and applied the “laundry” letters.
The letters are also white but hopefully you can see what I mean in the photo.
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This left white lettering showing through from underneath.
I wanted to give a bit of definition to the letters so decided to add some shadowing.
I did a quick google search for “letter shadowing” and found the one you see there on my phone.
That was a quick and easy guide to go by. So simple!!
OR you can download this handy guide I created for you.
DOWNLOAD or PRINT here >>> “Handy Guide for Adding Shadows to Letters”
I think it just gives them some nice depth and a not such a flat look.
And this sign is called “antiqued”…..because I wanted it to look like an old one.
I used fairly rough sandpaper and went over the whole thing to bring that white from underneath through.
Plus, soften up and “age” those letters a bit too.
PIN it to save it!
I’m so pleased with how it turned out!
It’s hard to get a shot by a window but hopefully, you get the idea.
I do still need to find (or make) a window treatment for this window.
I think the sign goes great with my new rug in here…..
I love this rug!! It’s so plush and comfy on the feet.
Very high quality, wool and very inexpensive too.
I got it from Amazon and you can find it here >>> “Handmade Blue and Ivory Wool Area Runner“.
Really simple to make.
Especially so if you have an old board/sign like this to start with!
Now let’s see what my friends came up with…..
Be sure to stop back in when I share these (yep, this becomes TWO) new, “old” things for my master bedroom!
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
Have a great weekend!
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