April 9, 2012

A Laundry Sign


When I found this sign I knew it would be perfect......For Something.  It hung around my garage for a while until the light bulb went off.......A Laundry Sign!


Not that I don't like country.......but, well OK, I admit, I don't like country!


I used Heirloom white paint and a water slide decal made with a frame from Graphics Fairy that I added flowers and lettering to.


I did a little sanding to see the original blue paint


Now, I would hang this is in my laundry room......If I had one!  Since we don't have basements in Florida most of the older homes (Like mine) have the washer/dryer in the garage.  


I think I'll be bringing this cutie to the Fancy Flea, the show I am going to be a vendor at April 28th in Lakeland, Florida.  My friend has a 32 ft. trailer, and we have 2 spaces, so I am bringing a lot of merchandise.  Whatever I don't sell at the Flea I will take to my booth at Orange Tree.

Happy Creating!
Carol

40 comments:

Rainbow Gatherer said...

wow this is great , I loved it ,a shabby chic sign. I love signs all over my house :)

Anita said...

amazing transformation! If I had found that sign I would have moved away so fast that I couldn't have even thought about a makeover. I love what you did.

Cheryl said...

Great job.....love that decal.
Have fun creating,
Cheryl

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love that laundry sign, Carol. You have the best foresight to imagine the potential of a piece. Your sales are going to be great! ----------Shannon

NanaDiana said...

Carol, That is darling. I used to have laundry facilities in my breezeway when I lived in FL. That little sign will sell in a minute when you get it to the Fancy Flea. I wish I could be there! Have a great Monday- xo Diana

Connie said...

I love that sign and I'm not a devoteè of country either, sweetpea. I would love that sign in my laundry room except that I already have one I'd buy it in a second. It's absolutely darling, sugar. DARLING!!!!
xoxo
Connie

Kathy said...

This is a great transformation. I used to like country, and know, do not... so this is a great idea. I love that you show some of the blue through it...nice touch.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, I don't think any of us like the 80's style 'country' anymore either...you're not alone!

I think you brought that little sign up to date with a *new* vintage feel!
Love it...
don't live in Florida-- but if I did, I'd visit your sales for sure!

- Pat

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

Sometimes it's hard to have vision when you see an item that is really dated, but your makeover is beautifully done!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Perfection, Carol! I love it! So proud that you gave a new lease on life to a very country looking sign. Remember when that decor was so popular? What were we thinking? : )

Rona Gregory said...

love it! I used the same graphic on a home-made laundry bag! So excited for you doing the Fancy flea...wished I lived near enough to come!

xxx

stefanie said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is adorable--love it! I have to get some of those water slide decals!

Dina said...

This is SO cute!! I love the blue shining through and the composition of the frame, the sign and the roses seem so perfect to me.

Rhissanna said...

That is a big improvement! I really love your water decals, they seem to give such a clear and clean image transfer.

Createology said...

From Country to Chic in your creative hands. This is beautiful. What is that gorgeous white gown hanging from the center hook? FF will be so lucky to have you with two booth spaces. Happy week ahead...

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I just love this sign! So beautiful-can't believe it is the same piece...wonderful project

Simona said...

ottima trasformazione Carol.....
Felice pasqua.
Simona

marda said...

This looks sooo much better than the original. That sign is a form of country decor I used to refer to as cutesy...never my style. You certainly have a creative vision. Best wishes for trip to the Fancy Flea.

C'est moi Claudette said...

I used to like country (but not that kind) when we lived in Wyoming, but not anymore.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the new LAUNDRY sign Carol.
xoxoxo

aarond said...

Love the laundry sign. I just joined your blog and hope you will join me to read about my farm girl life.

Carol said...

Carol, love the sign makeover!! Humm...I'm going to Fancy Flea - the sign will be at Fancy Flea...of course I've already spotted several of your items I want to bring home with me. Heck, I may have to borrow your 32 ft trailer to bring home all my loot. :)
See you there.
Carol

Debbiedoo's said...

That original was BAD! Now the new freshness...just lovely!

lynn said...

such a wonderful transformation, carol! its just precious now!

laurie said...

wow, what a redo, it looks lovely, I think we all are bit sick of the country look, its very eighties but this new look is fresh and now, yet its a long time ago look too.

Elizabeth said...

Love the laundry sign!

Deborah said...

Just amazing as always :) xxooxx

Melodee said...

I love your ability to see past just anything and make it shabby chic adorable! you are so creative!

Debbie said...

UGH. I guarantee that I had some old country signs from the 80s that I have gotten rid of over the years. I wish I still had them because your makeover looks great.

My laundry sign should say, "HOT MESS" since it's also where I keep my crafts. I'm working on a better plan.

All Things Chic 2 said...

I would just walk by that old shelf now you got me thinkin...What a redo...Your newest follower , I invite you to visit my world as well...
Blessings Lori

Gina said...

Another stunning transformation! How I wish I could come to The Fancy Flea & buy all the beautiful things you've been showing us.

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
It turned out great!
I know you won't have any
problem selling it!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You did it again Carol. I'd have a hard time even looking at the "before" version, but you turned it into a real treasure.

Rhodes Creations said...

Wish I could visit you! Simply gorgeous! I'm so glad you have a good market for your things. In Central Virginia, people seem to be a little tighter and you have to be at the right place at the right time to sell your creative pretties! Adorable! Laura

Annie said...

Carol, what a darling idea. I love everything about this little sign. I keep hoping some of your cleverness will rub off on me!
ooxx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Just way wonderful. I love it and how perfect for a laundry room. I used to like country in the day, but NOT a fan now at all. Give me shabby, vintage chic.
Thank you for sharing you talented girly!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Egretta Wells blog said...

Just so cute and clever. I love it!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Cool sign. I just emailed you as I thought the Flea was this weekend..guess my little brain is overloaded!
Warmly,
deb

Little Miss Maggie said...

Carol, this was a fabulous makeover. Now I am going to have to try something like this myself. I love it.

B.Martin said...

You had done a AWESOME makeover ! I'll try it to do.And thanks for the idea. sell my house