Mike and I recently finished up remodeling our remodeled bathroom. Horrible, right? You think you’re done with a project, but then you realize that it’s just not what you’re looking for. However, in our defense it was the first room when we moved into our current home that we “fixed”. Why? Because it was bright pink. Yeaaa…. need I say more? It had to go, and let’s be honest, our first attempt was a quick job. However, you know what’s even quicker to make? This DIY Bathroom Sign that I’m going to show you how to create all by yourself.
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And that’s no lie! This sign is so ridiculously easy to put together you’re going to wonder why you haven’t been making signs like this for the past few years or months or whatever.
It’s really that simple!
So, as you can see, there’s a little bit of space above my toilet in my recently remodeled, remodeled bathroom. Isn’t that fun to say?
Say it with me…. remodeled, remodeled bathroom.
Ok, now 5x really fast! ;)
With that being said, I have a tendency to overdecorate. Like, really, really.
It’s a bad habit, but I figure that since I know what the problem is than it should make the solution easier to figure out, right? Well, at least that’s the philosophy that I’m going with for the moment! So, I decided it would be best to use the KISS method, and you know, keep it simple with the bathroom decor.
Let’s get started.
First things first, download this week’s Favorite Freebie Friday So Fresh & So Clean SVG Cut File, and put that bad boy into your Silhouette Studio to be cut out on your Silhouette CAMEO. If you need help with this particular step head on over to this tutorial that will assist you with sorting it all out.
Next, cut your file out using your vinyl and mat.
Now, personally I like to have a variety of sizes of painted black and/or white 1/2″ cabinet grade plywood available at all times.
Why? Well, for one, I do create a crapload of signs. True story.
Second, I truly believe that when you paint a board you should let it “cure” for a week prior to putting any vinyl on it. This will tremendously help you when you go to pull off your vinyl from your board.
However, as you’ll see below sometimes peeled paint does happen. It’s just the nature of the beast when you create wood signs, but don’t worry. I have an awesome video that’ll show you how to fix it!
Just in case you haven’t painted your 1/2″ cabinet grade plywood make sure to use a foam roller cover and use multiple layers to achieve the color you desire. TIP: let each layer dry before putting on the next.
Then, go ahead and pull the “innards” out from your vinyl, add your stencil to your board, and spray paint or airbrush this design to your board.
If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know that my number one method is to airbrush. LOVE IT. I’m hoping to do an eBook or eCourse for more directions very soon! Stay tuned ;)
After your paint has dried and you’re ready to pull off your vinyl you’ll want to remove it very slowly. HOWEVER, nobody’s perfect and sometimes it will pull away.
Let me show you how I fix it with this video tutorial below:
After you’ve fixed any mistakes you might have you can add a frame, distress the edges, or do like I am and paint the edges. Whatever floats your boat!
Ultimately it’s up to you and what look you’re going for with the end results. I like to change it up every once in awhile just to keep it interesting as well as to give myself the ability to try new techniques.
Didn’t it turn out absolutely stunning?! I’m just over the moon with this design, and couldn’t be happier how well it turned out. Can’t you just see this in your own bathroom or laundry? Maybe even on a tea towel with this heat transfer vinyl technique.
DIY Bathroom Sign
What do you think? What would you use this design for? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you again tomorrow with a new post :)