Wanted, Laundry Board Tutorial

I don't know about you, but in my house we have lots of paired items that go "missing". lol. So I wanted to come up with a fun, cute, creative way to keep all those items in one place.

here's how I did it...Tausha from Sassy Style Redesign actually gave me the great idea to SPRAY my clothespins, before I used them. So that's what I did.

After I had those done, and drying I painted my board. I went with Cyprus Grass from Glidden... because I had some left over. But you can use ANY kind of home or craft paint you have, that will match your laundry room.

Next, I took my Distress Ink and ran it along the sides of the board, to give it a "glazed, distressed" look, without having to deal with the pain of the glaze.

I just ran the ink pad on the edges, and take my finger and smudge the ink around. The heat of your finger will spread the ink and make it look distressed! How easy is THAT!?

I then took a piece of heavy duty scrap book paper and cut it to fit the board, and rounded the edges. My board was about 15 inches long, so my 12 x 12 paper wasn't quite big enough. No worries.  I just cut another piece for the end, and glued the back of it together.

See!  You can't even really tell! I glued the paper onto my board and let it dry completely. THIS is the hardest part. LOL. I HATE letting things dry! My Mom calls me "The Impatient Crafter" for a reason :)

Next, I took my painted clothes pins, evenly spaced them out on the board and then hot glued them to the paper. (Before you do this step, you can take some Mod Podge and put it over the paper and board to give it a more finished look... I actually forgot.  oops!, but would totally have done that , if I had remembered.  It will probably hold up better)

I decided that it looked a little too "perfect" so I took some sandpaper to the edges of the clothes pins and then distressed them out with some more ink. 

Next comes... the vinyl! Whenever I apply vinyl I use a hinge technique, like this. I get the vinyl where I want it.  Use a piece or two of masking tape, to hold it in place and then lift of the vinyl, peel off the backing paper and smooth it down.

Ta-da! And there you have it! So easy, and a fun way to freshin' up and add a little more organization to your laundry room space!

Originally posted by House of Smiths

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