Happy New Year!
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and time with family and friends.
We are slowly getting back into the swing of things around here.
I stay busy with my booths during the holidays so I tried to unplug a little.
Unplugging comes pretty easy for a bookworm like me, but slowing down…not so much.
So despite my best efforts to just sit and relax, my hubby & I started to tackle a few house projects!
I was excited that Donna from Funky Junk Interior’s Old Sign Stencils added a few new stencil designs to her store.
I had used the farmhouse stencil over the holidays on an old tote for my entry table.
The laundry stencil was next on my list!
I knew it would be perfect to use for rustic signs in my booth, but I also had an idea for our home.
We have a small laundry room off of the kitchen.
You can not see the washer and dryer, but you can see the unsightly breaker box that is featured squarely on the back wall.
I had a cow print on the wall that was ready for retirement so I dug out an antique ironing board from our barn and got to work.
The registration lines on the stencil help guide the placement.
Position your stencil and tape it into place.
You can also tape off the registration marks at this point to ensure you don’t get paint in that area.
Add paint to your brush and then swirl it onto another piece of wood or cardboard.
You just want to make sure the brush is dry before you start.
The key to clean lines when you are stenciling is a little patience and a really dry brush.
I applied Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black and let it dry before I removed the stencil.
Once your sign is completely dry you can sand the sign using fine grit sandpaper to achieve an older distressed look.
I generally skip this step because I love the boldness of the letters on the old wood or in this case ironing board.
The sign sits on a couple of hooks my hubby added to the wall.
The ironing board lifts up easily if we need to get into the breaker box.
Of course, I couldn’t stop at the laundry sign…I added an antique door and a cotton wreath.
It always amazes me how simple and inexpensive it can be to change a room.
A room I never really noticed is now a favorite 😉
I hope these little projects inspire you to tackle something in your home.