Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plaid Enterprises, Inc. All opinions are my own.
No only am I super excited to give you a little peek into our bathroom renovations today, but I have a little announcement for you too! If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know I’ve been working hard on this space for a while now! But let’s talk about this fun announcement I have… I am officially a member of the 2016 Plaid Creators as they celebrate 40 YEARS in this industry! How exciting is that? 4o years is quite a long time, let’s face it.. they have been doing this longer than I have been alive! Plaid will be releasing tons of new products that I will be sharing with you throughout the year! I hope you are as excited as I am because some of these new items will rock your world! You can find out more these new products here.
For this month’s challenge we created projects based on these top DIY trends that debuted at CHA 2016 in January. There were so many trends and I had a hard time choosing. This Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign is sort of a blend between the trends Authentic and Curiosity.
I think my husband’s biggest pet peeve is when one of the kids don’t flush the toilet. And when I say one of the kids I may or may not be guilty of that too (somebody PLEASE put in me time out, lol!). I mean in all fairness generally it’s because I can’t even go to the restroom without having to jump up and run somewhere, just the other day my youngest fell down the stairs while I tried to take a potty break. SO basically what I’m saying is I have a legit reason (yeah, let’s go with that) for occasionally forgetting to flush, the kids however, well… that’s on them ;)!
Given our problem it only made sense to make a sign to remind us all how to fix it. : ) I shared my bathroom plans a few weeks ago, where I talked about the style I was going for – Industrial Farmhouse – and how I was planning to achieve this look. This sign was something I thought up just the other day so it wasn’t in the original plans, but it filled a gap I had just perfectly!
Are you ready to make one? It’s way easier than it looks!
– FolkArt® Home Decor Chalk in the paint colors Sheepskin and Parisian Grey
– FolkArt® Home Decor Wax in the color White Wax
– FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes
– FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Layering Block
– Wooden Plaque
– Metal Letters (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
– Sanding Block (fine grit)
– Hammer & Nails
How to Make a DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign
Start by painting your wooden plaque in the Sheepskin paint color and let dry.
Then, poor a little bit of the Parisian Grey Paint onto a piece of scrap wood or cardboard and dip your layering block into the paint. Following the directions on the packaging remove some of the excess paint by blotting it on a clean surface of the cardboard, then run the layering block along the wooden plaque until you reach your desired look. This gives it a distressed look without all the extra steps! I’m really excited to start incorporating this into my distressing techniques.
Let dry and sand with your sanding block distressing the edges and softening up the paint. Clean off any sawdust and then apply the wax following the instructions on the bottle.
Attach the metal letters to the wooden plaque using the hammer and nails and hang each letter – that’s it!
Now you can hang your new industrial farmhouse bathroom sign above your toilet and hopefully everyone will flush when necessary ;)!
Be sure and follow along with Plaid as they celebrate 40 years this year. On their social media they will be sharing throwback crafty trivia, highlights about the history of crafting, and special giveaways all year long!