Decorative Laundry Room Sign

Do you remember voting for the winning Laundry Room sign design on my Facebook page last week? Well if so, here the completed sign that I created for my Laundry Room makeover.

I tried to keep the overhaul as cheap as possible so I ended up creating a bunch of the artwork myself, including this little sign. Here’s how I created it…

I gathered my supplies:

  • 16×20 inch artist board
  • vinyl lettering (download FREE ARTWORK HERE: dirty clothes.eps)
  • Country Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  • clear & dark wax
  • paint brush
  • ribbon

First thing I did was center the vinyl lettering on the art board and stuck it in place. I carefully peeled the backing off to expose the white vinyl lettering (yeah, it’s hard to see… sorry).

Next I painted the entire sign board in a coat of Country Grey ASCP. Yep, right over the vinyl lettering too. Once it dried, I peeled up the vinyl lettering to reveal this…

Next I drilled two holes into the top of the sign for the ribbon.

And gave the whole sign a coat of dark and clear Annie Sloan wax. Tip: you will be able to scale down the dark wax if you apply the clear wax first.

I gave the edges some extra dark wax to have a grungy, dirty look.

I tied the ribbon through the holes and the sign is ready for hanging!

And here’s the sign in it’s final resting place! Yesterday I shared my entire Laundry Room makeover. You can see all the pics of the transformation here. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Jami says

    I really love your sign, but know very little about making vinyl lettering…how would I go about making a sign like yours? Did you design it and it there a way I can buy a copy of the lettering?? Thanks!

      • Kim says

        Love the sign, where did the vinyl lettering come from? did you print it yourself or buy it somewhere?

      • says

        Hi! I stumbled upon this sign via Pinterest and I fell in love with it! Can you elaborate how you did the vinyl lettering? Does Kinko’s print it on vinyl for you, or do you need to bring them your own vinyl? If you still have the file, would it be possible to email to me? Thanks loads! (pun intended lol)

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