How To Make Laundry Room Wall Decor

Have you been looking for laundry room wall decor but just don't see what you're looking for or maybe you find it, but you don't like the price tag?  I built one a few weeks ago and wanted more. In this post, I'm going to show you how I made this wash, dry, repeat wall sign with items you may have at home.

I love to use up all of the supplies I have laying around.  When I build something I hate throwing the wood away, that is why this Wash, Dry, Repeat laundry room wall sign is a perfect project.  I recently redid my laundry room and I felt like it needed a little bit more decor so that's where this little sign came to be born.


All over Pinterest and Instagram, you see these amazing rooms beautifully decorated and darn it, I'm determined to achieve it.

If you've been following along with my home updating spree you know that I'm inspired (or more like obsessed) with the farmhouse look.  I love the look of wood and simple lines.

It's important that all of the projects are simple and something that I can do by myself also.  I want to show anyone that they can do this themselves.  All you need is a little inspiration and direction.

Now that I've built the roller cart and wall cabinet it was time to give this room a little personality.  I did build a laundry sign but I felt that the room wasn't complete yet, so I made this sign for the other wall.

The supplies you'll need for this project are:

  • Sander (or just sandpaper)
  • 1/4" rope
  • Paintbrush
  • Rag
  • Gloves
  • Hook to hang the wall decor
  • Pencil
  • Safety ear and eye protection
  • 1x6x2
  • Miter saw (or a hand saw)
  • Stain
  • The free printable (click the button below)
  • Drill
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • Paint
  • Chalk

First, you'll want to cut your 1x6 down to 7".  You'll need 3 of them.

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Once you've made your cuts, you'll want to drill the holes.  2 of the pieces will get 4 holes and 1 will get 2.  Measure them so they are all in the same area making the pieces look uniform.  

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I went for 1" in and down.

With your 1/2" drill bit make your holes.  

Now that you've cut your boards to size and drilled the holes it's time to sand each piece making sure all of the sides are smooth.  You don't want any sharp edges

When the pieces have been sanded it's time to stain your boards.  I used espresso stain.  This is a dark stain but you can use any stain you want.

Allow the stain to dry completely.  You can wait 2 hours or overnight.  This is completely up to you.

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Now comes the fun part.

It's time to transfer the wash, dry, repeat words to the boards.  To do this you'll want to print out the free printable with the font I used.  You can click the button below to print that out.

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You have the pages printed out, grab your chalk and on the back of the page add chalk to the back.

I tried to take a picture but with the page being white and the chalk being white, I'm sure you know, it didn't turn out.

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The chalk on the back will transfer over.

Center the page on the piece of wood and trace the words with a pen or pencil.  When you do the outline shows up.

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Once you've done this with all 3 it's time to paint.

Using a paintbrush you want to fill in the words.  I used white.

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I allowed them to dry for about 2 hours.

Then I sanded the boards down to give it a worn look.  

vintage laundry signs

As a note, if you drink too much caffeine like me, you may not have a steady hand and sanding the sign after helps fix those edges.

Now it's time to assemble your sign.  Grab your rope and some scissors or a knife and cut your rope into 16" pieces.  You'll need 5 16" pieces.

The first one you'll thread through the top 2 holes.  Then you'll tie a simple knot at each end.  This will be used to hang your sign.

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Next, you'll grab another piece of rope and thread it through the bottom wash sign and then the top dry sign hole (left or right doesn't matter which side you do first.

I allowed about an inch gap between each sign.  There was left over rope that I cut when the knots were tied.  This gave me a little bit more to work with making the knot tieing a lot easier.

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Repeat this process until you have all of the boards connected.  Then find a spot in your laundry room to hand your new vintage laundry sign.

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The laundry room is really coming together.  I cannot wait to share the big reveal.  That is coming up soon, promise.

This project is perfect for all skill levels.  If you are starting out and want to see if DIY is your thing, I encourage you to try this out.  It doesn't take a lot of tools and it will really make your laundry room look better.

Before you start this project, make sure to download the wash, dry, repeat pages so you can have the same look as this sign, it's free and all you have to do is click the button below.

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Have an amazing day.