DIY Simple Laundry Sign and what didn't work with it..

I recently gave my Laundry room a no cost makeover... and
there is a blank space up high on the wall that I thought a long skinny sign
would be perfect for that spot..

So I finally got it done.

I had 2 long pieces of poplar wood ( 1/4" x 1.5" wide x 3 feet long).. so I decided to put them together and make a Faux Pallet type of sign.. :0)

 and since it is such a lightweight wood,  I simply hot glued them together.

 Then I took a ink pen and just wrote "Laundry" on it.

Then I used a black sharpie permanent marker and traced it to make it stand out.

The permanent marker did bleed slightly, so if this is bothersome, you could paint the piece first or use paint instead of a marker if you so choose..   Since this is going to be up high and not 'in yo face' so to speak...  I didn't mind it. :0)

To dress it up a little I cut a piece of large burlap ribbon and wrapped it around each side..

I secured it onto my sign, on the back using hot glue.

I then took a piece of twine and tied it around each piece of burlap and made a sort of hanger for the sign.

So when I hung it by the twine it worked fine, sort of..  but I didn't like it.  Well, I didn't like how it hung on the wall.. the twine had so much give the sign kinda hung low/awkward.. 
So I would actually recommend drilling holes for the twine or adding a couple small hangers to the back if you so choose..    

Yep, you are correct.. it looks like I went ahead and just used the twine as my hanger...
so What did I do to make it work?   Well, I went ahead and used the twine so that it "looks" like it is hung by the twine.. but I actually used 2 nails on each side in the burlap section to secure it how I wanted it to hang onto the wall.. I know, I know... I went with the get it done fast approach.    ha. :0)

linking up at: 
Inspire Me Tuesday


  1. Oh I love it and I love the burlap and twine look too. Great idea. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live today at 2:30 PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  2. The perfect piece to finish your laundry room transformation! It looks great...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane


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