DIY Repurposed Signs for the Laundry Room

I have been known for repurposing flooring planks.  I have done a few projects including turning leftover planks into coasters, serving trays, coat hangers, and holiday signs.  I still had some left over from my friends at Bestlaminate Flooring, so I made these DIY repurposed signs for the laundry room.

Time: 45-60 Minutes



The size of your planks will depend on the words and stencil size. I had 3” stencils, so for the “laundry” sign I cut a 23” plank and for the “wash and dry” sign I cut a 26” plank with a circular saw. The “laundry” sign is a 5” wide plank and the “wash and dry” sign is an 8” wide plank.

I stenciled each letter starting from the center of the plank and worked my way out.  I found that this is the easiest way to center a word.  I stenciled each letter with acrylic craft paint and a stencil brush.  Be sure to use a direct up and down motion to prevent bleeding.  A little bleeding is ok if you are distressing the paint afterwards.

Once the paint is dry completely, lightly sand the paint with a fine grit like 120. It doesn’t take much to achieve the distressed look.  If desired, spray it with a clear sealant.

I was going to put picture hangers on the back, however the planks are very thin, so I ended up hanging them with Command strips, which ended up working out better so that I don’t put any holes in the walls.

I loved the way they turned out. The laundry room is in between our garage and hallway, so we walk through that area all day long.  It was an area that was the most cluttered and least decorated.  These signs make it a little better.  Now I need to work on the rest of the laundry room!

In case you missed it, check out some of my other repurposed flooring plank projects.  You may also like my stenciled laundry room trash can DIY.

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  1. Love you signs, they turned out really nice. Never thought of using floor planks for signs, I will have to look around and see if we have any left over from our floors. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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