Thursday, July 5, 2018

Vintage Laundry Decorations

It has been some time since I made a new sign (April).

Really ?

It is now July.

Today my theme is Laundry.

This large paper label was on the underside of a vintage folding ironing board that has been languishing in my shed.

Two vintage wooden LAUNDRY related pieces on the deck today (in the morning sunshine) - vintage folding drying rack and ironing board.

Underside of the wooden ironing board.


The vintage wooden laundry tools are the lead-in to making a stenciled Laundry Sign.


Ordered the Laundry stencil in April from Mudderitaville and hung it up with all the other stencils.
Base painted several boards in April and then tax season and catching up on paperwork for 2018 became BIG and my creative time was usurped. 

This week - time !

I started by laying the stencil on painted board, measuring so that it was centered on both sides and top and bottom. Taped the corners and began.

Here is a previous post on 'how to stencil'.


It is a good idea to clean up right after finishing - wash the brushes/dry, put supplies away.

Cleaning stencils after use:

This paragraph is from an earlier post:

Clean the used stencil with warm water, spray cleaner, gentle fingers, soft scrubber if necessary, rinse very well and many times. Gentle is good. Some of the stencil letter joins are very thin and care must be taken not to bend or break these joins. I recommend keeping your eyes on your fingers when cleaning.

Sort  Wash  Dry



and Repeat

Wooden drying rack beside the ironing board, sad irons and tea towels.

You can check my previous Tutorial Making a Stencil for a Laundry Sign.

I visited my sister in June -  she made a bouquet of her garden flowers to share with a neighbour - and I wanted to share their beauty with you too.


 Thank you for visiting today.


Featured by:
 Jann of Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Andrea of A Cottage Market 
Sam of Raggety Bits and Salvage Sister and the Mister
Tarah of Grandma's House DIY 

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  1. love your vintage drying rack & ironing board! love the old irons too! those are always still usable!
    ahhh for simpler times ...
    your sign is awesome too
    thanx for sharing

  2. What a great sign that is! Love the stencil. I will have to check that company laundry room here but I love to stencil! I do the same a stencil I love and put it away, but then I forget about it!

  3. Such a cute laundry sign! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link up!

  4. Cute cute cute, except the actual event of doing the laundry and folding !!

  5. Oh my isn't that ironing board just beautiful. It might just make me want to do some ironing if that was in our laundry room :D

  6. Once again you have tantalised with items I would liove to own. If only I didn't live on the other side of the world I"d snap up that amazing laundry sign and the vintage clothes airer, if you'd let me!
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  7. I love your signs and your photographs along the way. The little jar of roses is so pretty.

  8. Hi Joy! I love the laundry sign. Sometimes I wish I had a drying rack, but I know it's a bad idea -- the laundry would just get moldy! I love to iron! Fun post.

  9. Oh, I like the sign you made and love that old ironing board. I did 3 loads of laundry today. It's my favorite household chore...but I don't iron much any more! Hugs!

  10. Joy, I love your laundry sign! Excellent. I've not seen a wooden iron board before. Do you think it had a cover on it when it was used? Always a treat to see your finds. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  11. Joy, I have always loved stenciling! The laundry sign is so cute! I may have to order that stencil. ;) I also love the label on the bottom of the ironing board. I actually enjoy doing laundry, but ironing is my least favorite household chore. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Do I see sweet peas in that beautiful bouquet? I love those and haven’t seen any (in real life) for years. Too hot where we spend our Springs these days. The laundry sign is so true!

  13. Hi Joy, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC today.

  14. This is such a fun idea, I luv it! I'd like to invite you to share with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs thru Saturdays.

  15. This is beautiful. You are my pick for Waste Not Wednesday

  16. Absolutely LOVE your Laundry Goodies Joy!! I'm sure that they make being in the laundry a little more fun!!

  17. That your sign! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's house we go link party I'll be featuring you at the next party!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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