i should be mopping the floor: Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial

Thank you to Folk Art for today's post and giveaway.

This Milk Paint Laundry Room Sign Tutorial is a great step-by-step for using this fun and versatile paint. I made two signs to complete a wall in our laundry area. AND, I'm teaming up with Folk Art to give away $150 worth of milk paint in this post. 

The laundry space in our "lauffice" is really coming together. I wanted a couple of vintage-looking signs under my shelves. Since I had a super specific size I needed, I thought it would be fun to make these myself. I have the step-by-step tutorial below, in case you want to make some fun milk paint signs, too.


Self-service launderette...I wish that were true. Seems like this is a drop & go establishment these days. ;) But, I needed a bit of humor to make that fun task of laundry a bit more enjoyable...vintage-looking signs to the rescue, y'all! And these were very simple to make, too.


I used Folk Art's line of Milk Paint to create these signs.  


Signs like this are somewhat created in reverse...I first used the color my letters would be for the "base". This is Pirate Black from Folk Art's Milk Paint line. 


After my first layer of paint was dry, I laid down vinyl lettering for my sign (I cut mine from my machine, but you can grab pre-cut vinyl letters at the craft store). I then went over my vinyl with one more coat of the black...to "seal" my letters down. The font I used here is called Bebas Neue.


I used a puck of wax all over the piece once it was dry. You can use a candlestick for this, too. It makes the piece easier to age...the next layer of paint won't stick as well to the areas with wax on them. It creates a great, aged look.


I then went over the whole piece with the Milky White color. I love Folk Art's Milk Paint because of two main reasons...1)the coverage is amazing and 2)it's premixed, unlike some milk paints. I think the bottles are super cute, too. ;)  


I pulled off my vinyl letters and used my sander to rough the sign up and pull off a little of that Milky White paint. After wiping the signs down, I went over them with the finishing oil on a soft cloth. This protects them as well as deepens their finish.  


I love the fun, crackly, aged look this produced. 


Don't they look great? I'm really happy with how they turned out.  


Be sure to enter to win your own Folk Art Milk Paint below.


I'm kind of a paint snob...but I'm super loving the Milk Paint from Folk Art. 
So much so that I've teamed up with them to give away $150 worth of it to one reader.

ENTERING IS EASY! 
Click HERE to visit the Folk Art Milk Paint page.
Then, come back here to this blog post and leave me a comment letting me know which color of Milk Paint is your favorite. That's it! We'll email the winner next week. 





78 comments:

  1. Pirate black would be the one constant color I'd use with all others!

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  2. This is tough!! I have projects on the brain, so either the Pink Dogwood for a furniture rehab or the Absinthe for a vintage chalkboard project!

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  3. Blue Belle (duh) �� I do however think the pale peach and harbor would be adorbs on a fun spring/summer project

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  4. Oooooohhh I just tried this paint for my hubby's Father's Day present. The kids and I used cottage green and I LOVE it!! I'd love some paint to make more signs for our new home! :-)

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  5. These are just too cute! You really did a nice job. I'm wishing my laundry room was just as cute. I really like the cottage green color!

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  6. Nice! My wash room isn't complete at all. I have to find a nice laundry basket and put up some shelves. This is a great addition to the room though I wonder if I can make some signs for the kids so their baskets can be under the sign. Now you have given me ideas!

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  7. I have some pieces from the thrift store that are in line to be painted next month. I am in love with Pale Peach and Petticoat! Such stunning colors, it is hard to choose a favorite! ♥

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  8. Blue Belle and Shaker Red!! Great tutorial!!

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  9. Besides Milky White....I would have to go with Blue Belle !!!<3

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  10. Hard to choose!!! Love the shaker red and milk maker blue!!!! Love to win this, awesome tutorial!

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  11. Sumter Blue is color I like the best. Although to be honest there were quite afew i liked.

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  12. Blue Belle would finish off my daughters desk quite nice!

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  13. Hmmm....so hard to choose just one but I finally picked Jamestown Blue!

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  14. Kristi, I can see why you love these paints...so many beautiful shades! Choosing only one is impossible for me, but my two favorites are Pale Peach and Pink Dogwood. Your tutorial is wonderful, as always. My laundry room is a bit bare and could use a couple of these signs. A big Thank You to Folk Art for such a great opportunity!!❤️

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  15. I love this distressed look. Perfect for any laundry room. I do wish we had a bigger area for us to have space to really decorate our laundry area. THese turned out great.

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  17. Loved your tutorial. My favorite, Jamestown Blue!

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  18. I love the churned butter color

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  19. I'm totally in LOVE with these signs! I've been on a dream "Farmhouse" interior planning kick lately and I can totally see some Milk Paint farmhouse-ish signs working really well! The fun, crackly, aged look is just PERFECT!! I love all the colors but I'm really drawn to the Cottage Green!

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  20. Ooh, I love your laundry space! How beautiful. And those signs -- I'm in love! I've heard a lot of people talking about Milk Paint, but wasn't exactly sure how to use it. Now I know!

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  21. This is such a trendy idea! I would love to have a sign like this for my laundry room too!

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  22. Wow! I always wanted to know how to do this! I'm going to have signs everywhere! I'm in love with Pale Peach and Churned Butter ❤

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  23. Wow! I always wanted to know how to do this! I'm going to have signs everywhere! I'm in love with Pale Peach and Churned Butter ❤

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  24. My teenage daughter is all about DIY projects. This Milk Paint laundry room sign looks like something she would absolutely love to do. I can't wait to show this to her. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Cabinet Maker's Blue. I'm already thinking of a project to try this on.
    Love the sign! How I wish laundry was self serve. :)

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  26. I love a lot of the colours, but Cottage Green is my fav. :)

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  27. I never tried milk paint from this company and I really like Country Squire.

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  28. Oh, that milk paint looks yummy. I want to make a few of these. Thanks for the tutorial!! & tips about the wax.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

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  29. Petticoat is my favorite although I would love to try the cottage green too.

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  30. Cottage green all the way! However, couldn't you imagine a house full of these colours...talk about fresh looking.

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  31. Cottage green all the way! However, couldn't you imagine a house full of these colours...talk about fresh looking.

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  32. I like the Blue Belle color.

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  33. Very tough choice, but have to say Blue Belle because I'm from Texas. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Have to try this project. Folks who share their talents have a heart of gold!

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  34. I really like Blue Belle and Winter Harbour though they are all fantastic colors!

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  35. Churned Butter is perfect!!

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  36. Just did my upstairs bathroom in white and cottage green!

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  37. Your tutorial was very helpful and your signs turned out great! I really like the cabinet maker's blue!



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  38. Love Brass Buckle since I'm all about fall colors right now.

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  39. Cabinet Maker's Blue F/A Milk Paint is my favorite but I would use Pirate Black the most. There are sooooo many "Favorites" that it's hard to pick just one! I REALLY want to try this! I almost bought this at Joann's yesterday but I didn't have my coupons!!!! ;-)

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  40. Cabinet Maker's Blue F/A Milk Paint is my favorite but I would use Pirate Black the most. There are sooooo many "Favorites" that it's hard to pick just one! I REALLY want to try this! I almost bought this at Joann's yesterday but I didn't have my coupons!!!! ;-)

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  41. Churned butter seems like a beautiful lemony color. When we moved into our new house 7 years ago we painted several of the main rooms a sunny yellow.

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  42. Hard to pick, but cottage green.

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  43. Quaker blue, i love dark blues right now.

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  44. So many beautiful colors but I love the Cottage Green.

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  45. Pirate Black would be a go to color for me. I use a lot of black when I paint.

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  46. Love your signs! I also love the Lexington Blue paint color. :)

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  47. Oh, I really love the cottage green! Your signs are awesome! :o)

    Tania

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  48. This is so cute! <3

    Blessings,
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  49. They are are so beautiful and smooth looking, but since I'm beginning a reno in my kitchen and dining area and making a gallery wall, I would love to have the Churned Butter.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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