Today let’s take a break from the Spring Home Tour shindig and switch gears to the laundry room makeover. After the initial jolt of enthusiasm to get the ceiling and light fixture ready in time for the East Coast Creative contest, things have cooled down a bit. Frankly the rest of the room is moving at snail’s pace as I’m getting pulled into a million other directions on the personal front. The plan is to get going on it over the weekend and have the reveal for you next week. Till then here’s a small update from the room, a DIY laundry room sign that I made from a thrift store frame.
Wondering why I have a “Lost and Found” sign in my laundry room? Believe it or not we keep losing things in the washer/ dryer! Of course everyone loses socks but around here we specialize in DS games, school lunch ice cream tickets, swimming goggles, ID badges, even car keys (yeah really, last month!). We are a quirky family that way. Yes, the notice has already gone out, “If the last time you put something was in your pocket then better check the lost & found in the laundry room!” On a side note, the DS games did survive both the washer and dryer but unfortunately the car key remote did not! Isn’t it the most expensive thing that gets screwed every single time?
Anyways, back to business. I’m so glad that I finally found use for something that I bought 2 years ago. Really, that’s how long I’ve been holding on to that grass cloth frame that I scored for $3.99 at our local Salvation Army! The details on the transformation;
MaterialsA frame Unfinished wood peg rack
Chalk Paint & Wax -Can use any paint or even spray paint. I had a lot of ASCP left over from my many furniture makeovers.
Acrylic paint for stenciling – I used the same paint I used for my herringbone ceiling.
2 picture eye hooks
Printer paper & Xacto knife -This is your stencil!
- Use a photo editing program like PicMonkey or Pixlr to create your word art. I played around with a few fonts on PicMonkey before finalizing on this one. Print it out to the size you want.
- Make your word art stencil by cutting out the letters with an Xacto knife.
- Tape the stencil to the board with painter’s tape and gently dab the acrylic paint with a sponge brush. For a detailed how to on stenciling checkout my Moroccan Stenciled Throw Pillow.
- Once the paint dries, tape off the sides of the frame so that you can paint the edges.
- Paint the frame and the unfinished peg rack. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax to seal it.
- Screw the two picture eye hooks to the opposite sides of the frame and string the jute yarn through them.
- Attach the frame to the wall and the peg rack just below so that they look like one piece.
- And you are DONE! Hurrah, pat yourself on the back!
Have I got you hooked with this easy laundry room organizer? Tell ya, this is just the tip of the iceberg, I’ve got more organization ideas for you in there. Stay tuned for next week…..and don’t forget about our participants in today’s home tour, Finding Fabulous, A Delightsome Life, and Southern State of Mind.