Small Vintage Ironing Board Up-cycled Laundry Sign

This is how my "laundry" sign started out.

A small wooden ironing board with a scorched cloth cover.  

Here is the ironing board from my instagram post.  I sanded the board to smooth it out some.

Then I painted it Heirloom White.  I sanded the board a little with fine sand paper before I added the letters.

Vintage Small Ironing Board "Laundry" Sign
I made a "laundry" printout on my computer from Picmonkey in Unkempt font at 728 font size, and cut it out to fit my board.

Vintage Small Ironing Board "Laundry" Sign
I traced the letters' outline in pencil on the back of my printout.

Vintage Small Ironing Board "Laundry" Sign
I traced the letters in pencil onto my painted board, leaving a faint pencil outline of each letter.  I then filled them in with a medium point black paint pen Sharpie. I carefully sanded a bit more.

Vintage Small Ironing Board "Laundry" Sign
I added Annie Sloane dark wax and a layer of clear wax, and hung the sign over a doorway in my laundry room.

Vintage Small Ironing Board "Laundry" Sign
A very inexpensive "laundry" sign!

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  1. Of course you know I love that! Very cute!

  2. Carlene ... those little ironing boards are so useful for lots of things. I used to not even look at them until I found a nice old one. I love that you used it for a Laundry sign. So clever.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. So cute! Great idea :)




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