Laundry Room Signs: A Home Decor Project

by Meredith 9. November 2016 06:33

Our laundry room is also the guest bathroom so it gets a lot of traffic. I can't help the clutter and the general "lived in" look of the room because, well, we live here. So I thought I would bring something interesting into the room. Pinterest and home decor magazines tell me that my laundry room must have themed art on display. My plan is to dial that to 11 and cover all available wall space with kitschy laundry themed signs.

There is also a second mission to this project, I really want to tackle hand lettering and sign making. What better way to face this challenge than to replicate a bunch of stuff and force myself through the process.

Step 1: Gather every laundry pun, joke, sign, or comic I could find off the internet. No plagiary here, not claiming anything here as my own except replicating for my own use. There is nothing for sale here, in fact I strongly encourage anyone wanting their own laundry signs, to visit the many craft people of Etsy.

Step 2: For the boards, I had some old corporate awards to repurpose and the rest I dug out some scrap wood. Husband helped me route the edges and add keyholes to the backs for hanging (router bits are expensive, yo!). I painted the wood and applied scrapbook paper to some.

Step 3: The long and arduous process of penciling in the lettering. I used other signs people had designed as a guide plus trying out other fonts I found interesting. Many lessons have been learned.

Step 4: Carefully paint the letters in and use pens to outline.

About Meredith Cook

Welcome to my repository of creative expression. I'm not a happy camper unless I am making something and over the years I have dabbled in quite a few different kinds of art projects. Some projects come from taking art classes, others are completely hobby driven, and projects like home decor come from a need to customize an item and make it better or unique. The overall theme behind what I do is to learn how to manipulate objects and practice what I know about visual aesthetic and good design. Oh yeah, and to have fun.