I am so excited to share with you a sign I made for my laundry room!
When I posted about my laundry room hooks last month, I mentioned that I was hoping to buy or make a sign to go up above the baskets in my laundry room.
The brown paint left that small space too dark, and it needed to be lightened up a bit with decor.
My blog friend, Cheryl, mentioned that I make a sign that said “Grand Central Station” in one of her comments.
That’s what I love about blogging! You guys are full of such great ideas.
And since my home feels like Grand Central Station most of the time, I thought it would be perfect!
I had removed a shelf from one of the boy’s closets during my organizing frenzy in January, and it was the perfect size for my sign.
It was originally painted an off white color.
I gave it two coats of my satin white Valspar paint.
Then I used my Silhouette machine to make the stencils for my words.
This is the part that I committed a complete and total BLOG FAIL!
I did not take pictures of how I painted on the words.
It was late, and I was in a hurry, and I just completely forgot.
Please forgive me.
But I used black craft paint, a sponge brush, and my stencils.
After the letters were dry, I used my new SKIL Octo Multi-finishing Sander to sand the edges of the sign.
I love this sander because the sandpaper just attaches like velcro!
And it has this cool little filter on the end that catches all the dust!
I used a 60 grit sand paper to sand the edges.
Then I used Valspar Antiquing Glaze from Lowe’s and wiped a layer over the whole sign and edges.
Here is my sign with on layer of glaze on it. I used a paper towel to apply the glaze.
Then I used a damp paper towel to remove some of the glaze.
It is a subtle difference, but it was exactly what I wanted.
When I was wiping off the glaze, some of the black paint on the letters came off too.
It gave the sign that aged look.
I added the sign to my laundry room, and I love it!
I put some of my outdoor lanterns and a plant up on the shelf with the sign for now, but I may change that out.
Any decorating ideas?
It definitely helps lighten up that area.
I cannot tell you how much I love this laundry/mud room!
And if our house sells, I am going to miss it so much.
Do not be surprised if we build another one just like it at our new home.
Here is a “reality” shot…
I will be sharing more this week about my new little Octo-sander that I adore. :)
Have a blessed day!
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