Ballard Inspired Laundry Sign

I saw this fantastic laundry sign in my latest Ballard Designs catalog.   For a mere $129 you too can have this laundry definition giglee print.…

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Or you can make your own!

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I actually had all the supplies on hand except the screws for the crystal knobs.   So I spent $1.12 total for this fabulous wall art.

I had a piece of 1” thick wood in my garage that I cut with a table saw to a 24” x 24” size.   Lowes carries a 2’ x 4’ piece of MDF for $10.   Have them cut it in a half and you can make two.

I primered and painted it.   I received some free Glidden paint a while ago when they were having a promotion.   The color I chose was Smoky Charcoal.   I mixed it with some Behr Pearlescent medium so that it would look shiny and silver.

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I put a light coat on it so that some of the primer would show through and it would give it a vintage feel.

I designed the words in my Silhouette program using a simple Times New Roman font and then cut out the white vinyl with my Silhouette machine. But if you don’t have a Silhouette machine you can purchase the vinyl here.  Then I did a whole lot of cutting, peeling, sticking, and then peeling again.

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The hardest part is trying to line up the letters perfectly.   I had to re-cut a few until I was pleased with the layout. Since I did my math wrong there was space at the bottom of the sign. I thought it would be cute to add some crystal knobs so I left some space at the bottom. 🙂

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The screws I had were too short so I ran to Ace Hardware and grabbed some longer ones.

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Now I can hang my…ahem…stuff there to dry.   That was my plan all along 😉

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Using some small screws and wire I created a hanger on the back.

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I used some hardware (that will hang up to 50 lbs) and screwed it into the wall and hung it in place.

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In the catalog they also show these adorable safety pins.   I was going to buy them (I didn’t think $35 was too bad for the three of them) but they are not available until November 21st.   Ugh!   I must figure out how to recreate them.   I certainly can’t wait until then.

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So what do you think?   Do you love the trend of wording and definitions on art pieces? Or are you OVER it?

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 To order the vinyl and make your own sign check out Say it on the Wall.

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