I have a lovely laundry room, minus the room part. You see, the laundry space in our house is in the unfinished basement. Even though we don’t have walls, I have set up my little laundry haven that makes me happy - well, as happy as a person can be doing laundry.
See, for not being an actual room isn’t it pretty great? It has everything I need close at hand. You can’t see it in the picture but I also have a drying rack hung from the ceiling so I don’t have to use the dryer very often. Anyway, I saw a missing sock sign on Pinterest and thought it would be a cute addition to my non-walls. The one pictured was made by Kristy at illgetyoumypretties. I probably should have looked at her instructions before making my own…
Letters – traced on plain paper using pencil from my computer
Acrylic paint marker
Acrylic paint and paint brush
Circle stencils (and an eraser for the really small ones)
Screws and string
I didn’t take pictures in the beginning but I bought a square piece of wood and some spray paint. I put a couple coats of paint on the board.
Next up was the wording. Being an English teacher, I got hung up on the “missing” part. If I have the socks, they’re not missing. I know it’s bizarre but I pondered for a while and decided my socks would be lonely.
I don’t have a fancy letter cutter of any sort and didn’t want to freehand it so I traced the words from my computer onto paper. I then placed the paper over the board and traced the outline, pushing hard enough with a pencil to make an indentation.
I then traced the letters using an acrylic Sharpie paint marker. I had never used one before and was unsure about it at first but once I got the hang of it, it was super easy to use. I had to go over the letters twice to get full coverage.
Next I added a few circles using circle stencils, my green paint marker and black paint with a paintbrush.
That’s where the project stalled for a few days. I was not braving the Christmas crowds just to get clothespins. I finally got some today (the stepkids wore me down and I took them to spend their Christmas money) and decorated them using the same paint as the letters and circles. To make the circles with the black paint I simply dipped a pencil eraser in the paint. It was much easier than trying to do them freehand.
After the pins were dried, I used a glue gun to attach them to the board.
For the final step, I just put a couple screws in the back and used string to mount it. I know there are a lot of pictures in this post but I’m super proud of this project. I love how it turned out and think it looks great hanging on a non-wall in the laundry room.