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): 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. 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… Then I gave it a quick sanding. 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: I spray painted the clothes pins black and attached them with E6000 glue. To seal it, I taped over the chalkboard area and gave it a couple of coats of clear matte spray sealer. I love the touch of whimsy it adds to my laundry room. And I’ve actually been using it to keep track of stray socks! Perfect laundry days are a coming, I can feel it. 🙂 XO,
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