I cant tell you how many times I have heard the words " You are such a Martha Stewart" (haha) I just love crafting, diy, painting, sewing, and home decorating. It gives me great satisfaction to look around my house and say " I MADE THAT!"

Friday, June 24, 2011

Here's Your Sign

Laundry Room Sign:

 I figured I would do this tutorial as well since it is so similar to the Art Blocks!

1. I went to Lowe's and bought a 4 foot particle board for shelving. I had them cut the length of the board to 4 inch strip that was 4ft long. then I had them cut (3) 4inx4in squares (3) 6inx4in rectangles (1) 7 1/2 in x 4in rectangle I used a cheap pine 1x2 and had them cut it to 36 inches. The hard part is done for you! :D
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2. Next you can pick out 7 pieces of scrapbook paper (2 solid color papers for letters) in the colors you want to decorate your Laundry room in and a small bottle of craft paint ( i used espresso brown)

3. Paint edges of all squares and front and sides of 1x2.

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4. Next nail the squares into place on 1x2. * make sure nail head is level with surface of square, so it wont show under paper.
the spacing is 7.5inch- 4inch -6inch- 4inch-6in-4inch-6inch *stagger them up and down also ( DON"T just nail them down centered)

5. Use craft glue watered down to a thin paste to and paint on fronts of squares and let sit and tack up before putting your paper on. Smooth paper on squares and make sure there are not bubbles. * I used a cricut to cut out the letters Laundry, but if you don't have one you could print out the letters on your printer and cut them out. then trace them and cut out on scrapbook paper.

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6. Use the same watered down glue on the back of letters. you could use a glue stick too.

7. Add picture hanging kit to the back, and you are all done!


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 Good Luck! Let me know if you need more help!


Thanks for stopping by

Jeni

27 comments:

  1. Amazing! I'm going to use this for something....

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  2. You need to do this for my rustic laundry room! :) I am sure you could think of something amazing!!

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  3. Love this idea! Absolutely darling!!!
    Love your blog and can't wait to read more, I am your newest follower.
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  4. I seem to keep clicking on your posts through all of the link parties i am participating in!! you are so talented, and i love your crafts!!
    -i am now your newest follower!! :)

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  5. I've been browsing all your projects and think you might be a fit for a guest blogging series I'm working on! Please email or comment me through my blog at http://theoldsimplelife.blogspot.com

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  6. Yeah! :) I got your comment about guest blogging, but I can't find an email for you. Could you please get me one? Or email me at drewnchels at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

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  7. So beautiful!Love your blog! I am your newest follower

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  8. This is awesome! Just discovered your blog today :)

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  9. Love this!! I will have to do this for my new laundry room

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  10. Totally doing this!! Saw ya on Tip Junkie! Thanks!

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  11. Hi I have a question. How did you get the edges of the paper uneven? Is it paint? What was your technique?

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  12. What size letters did you use?

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  13. I rubbed a distress ink pad along the edges to give it that worn look and I cut the letters using my cricut set at 3 1/2 inch letter for the L and 3 inch letters for the lowercase. Hope this helps!

    Jeni@ Becoming Martha

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  14. Love your ideas, and so excited to try them! Can you tell me what font you used for this laundry sign? Thanks!! :)

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  15. Love this! New fan and fellow Army Wife Hooah!

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  16. what kind of distress ink do you use??

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  17. Is there a way to put like a shellac or glaze over it to cure it?

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  18. How much would you say this project costed you? I love the idea but I'm afraid I'll start it and find myself in over my head.

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  19. around $6. I bought one $3 4ft shelving board had them cut it down. Then I bought a book of scrapbook paper for $3 I used glue and paint I already had :)

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  20. what kind of glue did you use? Would Modge Podge work? thanks

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  21. Different ?... Do you happen to know the paint color of your laundry room? It looks close to what I am looking for as I redo my laundry room... but I get overwhelmed when I go pick out samples!

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  22. This is so cute! We are doing this project for a Pinterest Party I am having this Tuesday. Thanks for the idea! I see someone asked if Mod Podge would work. Will it? And why does it need to be watered down? I am so new at trying to be crafty. :-) Thanks so much!

    Chrissy

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  23. Thank you very much for this Tutorial, will get down to is shortl. xxx

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  24. Hi I made one of these and when I went to hang it on the wall it hangs down for some reason instead of the board hanging flat. I tried to put hangers where I could hit a stud when I hung it, do you think that is the problem? it is a 48 in board and I have the hangers at like 8 inches in from each end. Im wondering if I need to place them at the ends of the board . thanks for any help

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