Every laundry room needs a DIY Laundry Sucks Sign, am I right? I recently gave my main bath a makeover and am so in love! Funny how something that was supposed to be a small project turns into a whole room makeover, right? But that’s what happened. We found a steal of a deal on a white vanity at Lowe’s and decided it was too good to pass up. We knew we would need to change out the faucet, the mirror, and the light so picked up everything at the same time.
Once we got it home, I took one look at the wall tile, which I was hoping I could live with as-is, and knew I would have to do something with it. Ultimately we went back and forth on removing or painting it and decided to go with the easier option of painting. This is not a tutorial for painting tile, but if you’re looking for tips and tricks, I would recommend The Handyman’s Daughter’s 5 Easy Tips for Painting Tile Backsplash.
Once the tile was painted, I painted the walls and trim, and then it was time to decorate! (Scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the before and afters from my bathroom!) I knew I wanted something above the cabinets so I got to work on a DIY Laundry Sucks sign… because we believe in honesty in this house!
I grabbed the rest of the pallet wood from my DIY Floating Pallet Shelves and adhered the three pieces together. OK, I’m going to be straight up with you – I duct-taped them together! I didn’t have wood glue or brackets and I knew the sign was going to get placed on top of the cabinets and barely touched, so I said to heck with it and broke out the duct tape. HAHA! Don’t shame me – it worked! I then painted the front of them the same blue as the wall.
Using Cricut Design Space, I drafted up the text and created a stencil by sending the file to my machine, cutting out the words in vinyl. Once the sign was painted, I used the vinyl stencil to paint it onto the wood sign. For a more detailed tutorial on how to create a vinyl stencil, check out my DIY We Eloped Sign!
The whole DIY Laundry Sucks Sign process took about 30 minutes from start to finish. Super simple and it looks great on top of my cupboards paired with some greenery!
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Laundry Sign Design File
This whole bathroom remodel happened the week before we headed to Dreams Royal Beach in Punta Cana, and it was a mad dash to the finish line, but I got it done the day before we left! Here are a few more photos of the revamped bathroom:
The makeover also involved a new ceiling light/fan, new shower head, a new toilet paper holder, new towels, painting the shelf above the toilet, and artwork! We also just had the baseboard replaced as well, so no more nasty rust!
What do you think of the before and after? Don’t you just love that DIY Embroidery Hoop Wreath?