This Laundry Sign Project is something I’ve been wanting to try for some time.
I’ve seen many neat subway signs made by a lot of talented bloggers and thought this would be a good place to start; With a laundry sign I can hang in the basement!
Okay, here’s what I did:
I stretched a white sheet over a wooden frame and stapled it to the back. I painted the sheet with white wall paint to give it a nice canvas texture.
Next I used wall paint again to trim the canvas with turqoise scallops.
For the lettering I dug out my stencils and went to town!
Here is a close up of the stencilling.
Can you tell by looking that I used magic markers?
I hadn’t planned on using markers, but I realized that I didn’t have one of those special brushes used for stencilling.
I did have a large variety of coloured markers on hand.
See how I’m making do?
When the stencilling was completed I added a clothesline. It is going in the laundry room after all!
Lastly I trimmed the top with a red ribbon and gingham. This, I attached to the canvas with a double-faced carpet tape.
And there you have it.
I have to say it was a fairly easy project, ladies.
The hardest part of it all was the alignment of the lettering.
I have to admit that I did draw very faint pencil lines, which helped, and did test stencilling on paper to estimate the letter lay out.
The only thing I would do differently next time is that I would paint the sheet first and then stretch it onto the wooden frames. This would eliminate the wobbles formed on the sheet from the wet paint.
I have always loved this quote. It was popularised in 1942-1943 during WW11.
The original version was, “Eat it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or do without.” This was described in 1937 as “the four threads of the New England character.
I have recently taken this to heart and have begun to put this quote into action. It has become quite fun and challenging to practice just making do.
I would really like to know how some of you might put this quote into practice….
Have you even considered it?