Thursday, January 17, 2013


Linking up with Katie at Keep Calm and Carry On and Steph at a Beautiful Mess for their
Saw it, Pinned it and Did it! 

I have been eye-ing a Laundry sign at TJ Maxx. It was on canvas, $12 bucks and I couldn't get myself to buy it. El Cheapo, I know. I saw this on Pinterest and decided to go for it.

So I went to Michael's and bought my own wood sign. It was $3.99 and I had a 40% off coupon. 

I may or may not have been crafting on a Fredrick's Catalog. I cropped as much as I could.
 First I painted it with some teal paint. Super light with the paint brush making sure not to saturate the wood.

Then I stenciled the word "LAUNDRY" on it and colored it in with a sharpie. *Sorry I forgot to take a pic, pre-sharpied. I was on a roll. 

I then sanded off the bright finish of marker.

Lastly, I rag stained it with Minwax English Chestnut, to give it that old dingy (dinjē)
Saw it, Pinned it, Did it!!!

This will be hung down stairs in my laundry area, obviously :) 


  1. This looks sooo good!!!! My pins always turn into flops.

  2. Man, you're so nifty, I love it, that color is my favorite too!

  3. Gosh, aren't you craffffty.
    love it!

  4. Absolutely love it!!! And I agree with the comment above, my favorite color!

  5. Great job! I love the color of the sign and how you rubbed off some and used stain on the finished product! :)
    Fellow SPD'er this week, stopping by from the linkup! :)

  6. You know what, I like yours WAY better than the TJM version! Nice work!

  7. Omg this is so cute! I love it. I like your version better than the pin! The color is perfect.

  8. Love this!!!! How do you "rag stain" it? That sounds kind of gross... hahaha

  9. I just came across your blog and I'm so happy! I saw this on pinterest and really wanted to make it for myself! Now I may just have to!


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