Fun Laundry Room Sign


Fun Laundry Room Sign

With my family, I never seem to have a perfect laundry day. That’s what my mom calls a laundry day that ends with all perfectly matched socks.  My laundry day is more like laundry week, anyway! I saw this cute saying on a sign in a gift shop a while back and I thought  it was funny, but the sign itself wasn’t really my style.  So, I  decided to make one myself! This was a scrap piece of wood I found at an estate sale. An estate sale? It’s true. The next time you happen upon one, check out the corners of the shed and the garage. You’ll probably find all kinds of leftover project goodness just waiting for someone to come give it a second chance. And, you’ll likely score it for free if you’re willing to ask about it. This started out like this (and it was free): Fun-Laundry-Room-Sign-14 I used one of my favorite patterns, the harlequin pattern.  I used this method I shared in a previous post to get the diamonds spaced just right. Fun-Laundry-Room-Sign-9   After transferring my pattern, I taped it off using frog tape. Then I  painted my diamonds in Annie Sloan’s Country Grey chalk paint. It’s more of a tan color… Annie Sloan Country Grey   Then I gave it a quick sanding. Fun-Laundry-Room-Sign-11   Next I added my letters using the old school transfer method, and painted them in. Then I taped off the second line and used chalkboard paint to make it fun: Fun Laundry Room Sign I spray painted the clothes pins black and attached them with E6000 glue. Fun Laundry Room Sign   To seal it, I taped over the chalkboard area and gave it a couple of coats of clear matte spray sealer. Fun Laundry Room Sign   I love the touch of whimsy it adds to my laundry room. Fun Laundry Room Sign And I’ve actually been using it to keep track of stray socks! Fun Laundry Room Sign Perfect laundry days are a coming, I can feel it.  🙂 XO, Signature

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  1. I have seen them on PINTEREST and loved them….you did a great job making that one.

  2. I laughed out loud when I saw the sign. Fantastic sign…you know it will be copied a million times tonight!

  3. I love it! I am going to be doing a laundry room (instead of a just a random basement space where the machines sit!) soon and will definitely keep this idea in mind!

  4. This looks great! I think I”m going to have to make one of these! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at!!

  5. That is so cute! And I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have socks that little!!!


  6. Super duper cute as always!!

  7. This sign is really funny! If I can find a spot in my crowded laundry room, I may make one myself. All my kids’ mismatched socks are currently residing on the dresser in my room and I’d love to get them out of there!
    p.s. I just started following your blog and I’m finding all kinds of fun things to try. Thanks!

    • I’m so happy you stopped by and have found a bit of inspiration here! I end up putting single socks back in my kids’ drawers and they rarely get matched back up! As fun as this sign is, hopefully it will be helpful too! 🙂

  8. Oh what a cute sign! Really like your blog!

  9. Awesome! I love this. So cute and funny. We are beginning a basement reno on Tuesday, which includes a new laundry room for me, so I will be remembering this project for my new room!

    • Wow, big project ahead! It will be so worth it, I’m sure. We are too close to sea level, so unfortunately we don’t have basements here! So glad you stopped by, good luck with your basement:)

  10. Christy that is one of the cutest signs I’ve seen. I have a notebook full of sign ideas but that one is the best. Cute play on words.
    Isn’t there always a lost sock? I used to get all crazy but now just wait and it usually shows up eventually. Not that important. Course it’s only hubs and me now so not so many loose ones any more. The stories I could tell about where I’d find my boys socks, giggle. The girls were more considerate.
    Sure glad you share this sign idea. Love to make signs. Yours is great with the harlequin and chalk board. Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

    • Thanks, JaneEllen! This sign makes me smile every time I walk into the laundry room! And my boys always have single socks!! Hope you’re getting nice weather for your holiday weekend 🙂

    • “I have a notebook of sign ideas”…is this something that you purchased or you started your own collection of ideas from blogs and pinterest? Great idea..want to share some of those sayings? I need lots of inspiration.

  11. Love it! So cute and clever! I’d love for you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party at Have a great weekend!

  12. What a CUTE sign!!! You did a great job with it, it looks absolutely beautiful!!! What a fun addition to a laundry room! Love it! 🙂

  13. This is so cute Christy – I have seen this idea on Pinterest but I think you topped all I have seen with your awesome design!!

  14. Love your sign! So pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  15. LOL! Too funny, what a great sign! I bet you chuckle every time you walk into your laundry room.
    I linked over from the Inspiration Board Creative Party where I am participating too and would love it if you’d stop by.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  16. Hi, this is so nice and I can’t believe that you made this! I love it! Will you make me one? LOL!
    Julie from

  17. Oh, that makes me laugh! What a great sign! I love the background – and clever to paint the chalkboard area for writing the tagline. You’ve got a winner there. 🙂

  18. This is so cute and funny, I love it! I need to check how you spaced those diamonds, I always have a hard time with them.

    • Thanks, Cristina! I struggled the first time measuring each diamond, then I discovered by folding paper, I could create a pattern…so much easier! Have a great week! 🙂

  19. Saw this featured at Work it Wednesday – love the way you made the sign and the saying has me smiling. Cute idea! Sharon

    • Thanks, Sharon! I was bummed the first week I had it because all of my socks matched up on laundry day. That’s the first time I’ve ever been disappointed over that ha ha! But my boys didn’t fail me, that sign is now the temporary home to two mismatched socks 🙂

  20. Love your laundry room sign about Clean and single did a great job and Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  21. Now I am going to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast
    coming over again to read other news.


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