Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Endless love and Laundry: A DIY sign for the laundry room.

I spend a lot of time in the laundry room.  A LOT of time.  There are five of us in this crazy home...2 teenagers and a 10 year old little boy.   Those three create 2x more laundry than my husband or I.  So needless to say the laundry is always going.  A couple of months ago I decided that the laundry room needed a little sprucing up.  I showed you my ideas here in this post. And then my amazing hubby made me these laundry pedestals.  Seriously...these were a game changer when it came to laundry in my home.

Because I spend so much time in my laundry room I decided that I wanted some art on the walls for me to gaze at I spend hours folding socks.  I adore this saying from A Pop of Pretty.

Endless Love and Laundry - free printable - via A Pop of Pretty

 That saying fits house to a "T".  But I decided to tweak it a little to fit my taste.  Everybody knows that I have a slight obsession with chalkboards.  So why not paint the canvas with chalkboard paint?
Here is my final version:

It was super easy to make. (Unfortunately I didn't take pictures while I made my sign, but my sister-in-law wanted a sign for her laundry so I took pictures then.)
First you print the words out using your computer.  Then figure out where you want them on your canvas.
Then I rubbed pencil on the back of the cut out words.
Trace around the words, pressing firmly with your pencil.  This should leave a pencil tracing on the canvas.

Then you fill in the traced words with paint, or marker or whatever it is you are planning on using.  I used paint.

I then outlined the letters and filled in the heart.  Here is the final product:
 She was very happy with her sign.  As am I with my sign.

Here is a picture of mine hanging in it's spot in my laundry room. (I guess you get a sneak peak of my new board and batten too!)

 I LOVE it!  It explains my life perfectly.

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