Well, hello 2017. It’s so nice to meet you!
If you’ve followed Knick of Time during the last year, you know that 2016 was a kinda’ rotten year for our family. So I hope the door smacked it in the rear on its way out! 🙂
Between losing my mother-in-law in January, losing my dad in March, and my mom getting diagnosed with cancer in the midst of all that, getting inspired to work on projects was hard to do.
But… it’s 2017 now, and I’m looking forward to what I hope will be a much better year (because it couldn’t get much worse, right?).
So, I’m kicking off 2017 with a super-duper easy project in my laundry room.
It’s been three and a half years since we remodeled our laundry room. I still love it today as much as I did when we finished it, but I realized the other day that I haven’t tweaked a single thing in the room since then.
I’m a tweakaholic, and that wasn’t like me at all, so I was ready to do some tweaking today.
We made the shelf above our washer and dryer out of some amazingly aged old wood.
The upper part of the shelf was just begging to become a sign, and it seemed like the perfect candidate to introduce my newest LAUNDRY CO. stencil on.
Supplies Used (includes some affiliate links)
Pallet wood or salvaged wood boards
stencil of your choice
corner braces (if you desire a shelf on your sign)
How to make your own vintage style LAUNDRY CO. sign or shelf:
1. Lay out pallet wood or old salvaged boards and connect together with wood braces on front or back of boards.
If you desire a shelf, use corner braces to attach an additional board under the sign boards. Select braces the correct length for your boards.
2. Position stencil on wood and secure with painter’s tape.
3. Load paint onto stencil brush, then wipe most of the paint off the brush onto a paper plate. I wipe more off onto napkins to make sure my brush is very dry and reduce the chance of paint bleeding under the stencil.
Use the remaining paint on the paper plate to reload your brush.
Note – Because my old wood is dark, I used white paint to stencil, but boards painted white and stenciled with dark paint would look wonderful too.
Five minutes later, my old wooden laundry room shelf was sporting a vintage style sign look.
Easiest tweak I’ve ever done!
Now I just need to get busy and tackle all the laundry that’s piling up.
This LAUNDRY CO. stencil is from Knick of Time’s Vintage Sign Stencils line HERE.