A few weeks ago, I spent the afternoon with my dad. As you guys know, he’s very handy and we’re beyond blessed he shares his talents freely with our family. I sent him a list of small things I needed help with in the laundry and thankfully he agreed to help me get it all done.
One of the biggest things I needed help with was building a frame for the laundry inspired art I had envisioned. I love the sign we have in the breakfast area and I wanted to use something similar in the laundry room too. We’re trying really hard to use up old materials we have in the garage and I still have a good amount of tobacco sticks.
To start, we chose 3 tobacco sticks that were around the same size and width. If you’re using reclaimed wood of any kind just know that the wood will probably not be a perfect match. Especially if you’re using wood that has been exposed to the elements of nature.
My dad used a miter saw to miter the edges of the tobacco sticks at a 45 degree angle. As always when using power tools, use caution, common sense, protective clothing and eye wear.
Then table saw to make the cut that would become to placeholder for the piece of laundry art.
He had already given me two pieces of plywood (1/8 of an inch), which I painted white at home.
We placed the white painted board face down and secured the tobacco sticks, one corner at a time, first with wood glue and followed by nails and a nail gun.
It was like instant love, you guys. I was squealing in the driveway!
Once I got home, I printed out the laundry room graphics I wanted to use on my home computer. You can find the washboard here and the wooden peg here. I used the techniques found in this post from those genius ladies of Canary Street Crafts to complete the rest of the project. Those ladies are like queens of painted furniture graphics and super sweet too!
A few hours later, the laundry room art was ready to go.
We used a hammer, nails and claw to make hanging each piece easier. Make sure you pay close attention to how much your art weighs before using something like the claw. These pieces are very lightweight.
Sending out sweet love and hugs to my Dad for helping my laundry room wall art dreams come true and to my bestie S who totally saved my clothespin art with expert shading.
See you guys back here tomorrow. The laundry room floors are finally finished (can you believe it!) so I’ll share the good, the bad and the dusty.