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 (see link below)

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.

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!

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

Want to make your own?  You can purchase the cut file I used for this project below

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

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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