With making all these new laundry room designs, it was inevitable that I would need to make something new for my laundry room.  I decided to go with a vintage looking sign and I love the way it turned out!

Here’s what I used:

– Wood strips for front (mine are approx. 3.75″ x 36″)
– Wood for frame
Vinyl for stencil
– Paint and brushes
– Wood glue
Brad nailer or hammer and nails
– Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
– Cut File (available for free in my resource library)

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but will earn a small percentage for sales as an affiliate. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here.

Here is what I did:

1. I had a sheet of thin MDF sitting in the garage. I cut it down to strips approx. 3.75″ x 36″. I used pennies to provide the spacing I wanted and then measured the wood from top to bottom. Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

2. Once I had the dimensions of the wood strips, I was able to make a frame.  The MDF strips were flimsy, so I added extra support with a strip of wood in the middle. I used wood glue and a brad nailer to put the frame together.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

3.  I glued on the wood strips onto the frame and nailed them in place, still using the pennies for spacing.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

4.  Once it was all assembled, I painted the entire sign white.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

5. Since this sign is so large, and most cutters only cut about 12″ wide, I had to cut the stencil in 2 pieces.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

6.  I over-lapped the top and bottom stencils just slightly so paint wouldn’t leak where the two piece met.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

7. Next, I painted white paint (the base coat color) over the entire stencil.  This helps to prevent bleeding.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

8. Once the white paint had dried, I painted several light coats of black paint.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

9. After the paint had dried for a few minutes, I removed the vinyl stencil.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

10. Next, I wanted to distress it a bit.  I dipped a dry brush in black paint and wiped some of the paint off on a paper towel. Then, I dragged the brush across the wood strips.

Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

11. Finally, I lightly sanded the entire sign.Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

I really love how it turned out.
Free SVG files for Cricut & Silhouette | Laundry Room Wash Room SVG Files

And since it was all made from leftover wood pieces, this sign was basically free!

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6 Comments on DIY Stenciled Laundry Room Sign

  1. Thanks for the design. I really appreciate the step by step instructions, as I ‘m new to sign making. This is great!

  2. What a gorgeous sign, Angie!! I’ve seen a lot of laundry designs and this is definitely one of my favorites!!!
    Thanks so much for the file…I will buy the commercial license for this design for sure!!

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