Ginger Snap Crafts: OMTWI round 2 {new laundry room sign}
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Friday, November 11, 2011

OMTWI round 2 {new laundry room sign}

Thank you, thank you for keeping me in another week!
I’m having so much fun, I LOVE getting out of my “crafty comfort zone”.
I’m also very humbled & amazed to be grouped together
with this wonderful group of CrAfTy ladies!  You guys are awesome!
So did you guess right??  My project was the laundry room sign!
(AND for this project I broke out my big boy…my Cameo for the first time!  So fun!}
 
 
For this round I chose to make a
{new} laundry room sign from an old cabinet door!
 
I've had this old cabinet door forever!  Finally got around to making something with it!  Yay!  Thanks, OMTWI! :)  Basically I cut some vinyl using my Cameo, it's digital design & software.  I used the vinyl negative {the part you usually throw out} to make a stencil that fit my board perfectly.  I used DecoArt Designer Series All-Purpose Acrylic Paint in white in this project.  I really wanted to try the DecoArt Stencil Paint but they didn't carry it at my Hobby Lobby.  :(  The DecoArt acrylic paint worked pretty well though! Yay!  I did had a few hiccups & change ups along the way, but I LOVE how it turned out! (*For all the hiccups & change ups see below!) After I was done with the words I slightly roughed up the cabinet door edges with sand paper & then hung it on the wall.  :)
I love, love, love it!  I keep going in my laundry room again & again to look at it! 
You'd think I'd get more laundry done this way...but no luck! 
Still got piles & piles of laundry to do!  :) 
So, I'd better get busy! ;)

       
 
*OK…you ready for the not so glamorous parts! :)  I used the DecoArt paint (the white paint) for the word laundry, BUT I used some paint I already had for the other words…a tan colored paint---a latex paint.  Not to self…DO NOT use latex paint for stenciling!  You know how it’s a little stretchy… well, when I went to take off my vinyl stencil the paint wanted to come off too!  gggggggrrrr!!!!  So I had to use my handy dandy metal spatula (Yes, you can call me MacGyver!) to scrap off all the messed up paint! Another grrrr!!.  I ended up having to restain the cabinet door to get it looking nice again…so the white DecoArt paint (which stencil fabulously) is now a cream colored because of the stain.  Then I had to redo all the other wording in white….AND then when I went to hang it up I actually made the sign up side down!  I had nagged  asked my hubby (before he went out of town for the week) to drill some holes in the back of the cabinet door so I could hang it up when I was done BUT of course I didn’t even look at the back before I started putting the words on! So add another grrrr!  So here’s my other MacGyver moment I had to use ribbon, staple gun & a couple of nails to hang it up so I could take pictures! Long story short…my almost crafty disaster turned out to be a success!  Love my new laundry room sign! :)
 
Thank YOU for voting for me & keeping me in the competition!
I’m excited to see what everyone does next week.
Next week’s challenge is Styrofoam!!!  Should be interesting! :)


 
Have a fabulous weekend!

 

20 comments:

  1. LOL I LOVE hearing the back story about all the problems you had....it's so nice to know that I'm not the only person who's projects don't just sail smoothly along to completion. But WOW, did your sign ever come out awesome!!! I think it's worth every "grrrr" along the way, cause it's super cool! I so want one!!

    www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

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  2. The sign looks wonderful! All the grrr moments really paid off, and your not alone, I've also realised at the end of projects its upside down!

    Well done on staying in!

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  3. Yes, all the frustration paid off big time! This is so adorable! I need to revamp my laundry room. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. cute idea for my new laundry room/mudroom!

    come check it out on my blog if you get a chance....i always love your ideas and you are one talented gal!

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  5. I love it! I need something cute like that to hang in my laundry room! Thanks for sharing the latex paint tip!!

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  7. So very cool! Thank you so much for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesday.

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great sign. I so need something like this for my laundry room. Mine might actually need to say something like, "Don't Give Up!" or "Don't let the laundry take over the house." So glad you made it another week.

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  9. Looks great! If you've gotta do laundry you might as well have a cute sign to look at :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  10. This is the cutest sign. I want one for my laundry room. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-3.html

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    bhavenboutique.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it. It looks fabulous.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! It has inspired me to make a choice with how to decorate a couple of areas in my home!! FANTASTIC job!!
    Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I cna't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  14. So cute. Another idea for the redo I want to do in my laudnry area.

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  15. That is a creative idea to put a little spark into a work area, thanks for sharing

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  16. I LOVE THIS!!! When I finally get around to redoing my laundry room, I'll be doing my own version of this for sure! And hey, it's great to see you partying at the Head to Head Showdown! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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    Thanks for linking to my Thursday Party. Hope to see you back this Thursday!

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  18. I love this!!! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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    www.betweenuandme.com

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