Here we are, week 4! I can’t believe we only have two weeks left before the big reveal of our modern farmhouse laundry room!! That fact brings me both excitement, and terror! This past weekend we were yet again out of town (Note to self: we have got to stop traveling during ORC!) so our progress has been limited but we still have several items to check off for this week!
- Unstack the washer and dryer
- Cut, seal and install butcher block countertop
- Fix the plumbing issues (such as the random pipes sticking out of the walls)
- Remove current shelving
- Sand and caulk cabinets
- Prime, paint and install cabinets
- Install cabinet hardware
- Paint the ceiling, walls, baseboards and trim
- Patch and mud the walls
- Remove old brown shoe molding and replace with white that is correct size
- Install subway tile backsplash w/ gray grout
- Install clothes hanging bar
Here is the rundown: the walls and ceilings have been painted, the butcher block has been cut (we are getting ready to seal and install it), and the cabinets are getting prepped for paint! The washer and dryer have also been unstacked! Woohoo!! This week I also did a quick little DIY project that I am going to share with you today!
Farmhouse Laundry Room Sign Tutorial
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Supplies you will need:
- Silhouette Machine
- Adhesive Vinyl or Contact Paper
- Transfer Tape
- Wood Piece
- White Chalk Paint
- Black Chalk Paint
- Sandpaper (or palm sander)
- Download the SVG or DXF cut file (see link at the bottom of the post).
- Open the file in Silhouette studio, and resize to whatever size you desire under the “scale” tab (make sure you have the box checked for “lock aspect” before resizing).
- Go to the “modify” tab, select the entire design then click “make”. This will make the entire design a compound path.
- Adjust your blade to the correct setting for cutting vinyl (you can view these under the “cut settings” tab). And make sure that under “Cut Style for Selected Shape” that “Cut” is selected. **If using contact paper use these settings (Speed: 8; Thickness: 3; Blade: 1)**
- Get your vinyl cut to the correct size (this file is set up to 12″Hx26″W but the design is for 10″x26″) and load media into machine.
- Send your design to your silhouette machine and start cutting!
- While your design is cutting, paint your piece of wood white and let it dry.
- Once you have your design cut, weed out all the unwanted vinyl leaving your design on the vinyl backing paper.
- Use clear transfer tape (I cut mine to the size of my sign 10″x26″), and transfer your design to the tape.
- When your board is dry, remove the vinyl backing paper and place your design on your sign.
- Use a plastic scraper or old gift card to press your design onto the sign.
- Slowly peel off the transfer tape, leaving your design on your board.
- This next step is important to prevent the paint from bleeding through! Take you white paint and paint over your design again (this will seal the vinyl so that if anything bleeds it will be white into white).
- Once dry, take your black paint and paint over the entire board.
- Let dry until your design has set for 10-15 minutes (not fully dry), then begin to peel off the vinyl design.
- Let your sign dry completely, then lightly sand to distress.
- That’s it! You now have your very own Laundry Co. sign!
Have you ever used your Silhouette to make a DIY sign? What is your favorite use for your Silhouette Cameo? Let me know in the comments below!
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