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One of the last rooms to be decorated in our newly built home is our bathrooms. We purchased nice vanities and fixtures, and got some great bits and bobs from Factory Buys to decorate with, but I’ve struggled with accessorizing the room. I didn’t want to invest a lot of money in a room that we only use a few minutes a day, but I wanted it to reflect the style throughout the rest of our home. I found an inexpensive solution for an otherwise boring bathroom by creating this farmhouse style wooden bathroom sign. It cost less than $15 to create and adds a bit of whimsy. There’s nothing overly complicated about this Wooden Bathroom Sign and there are no power tools required if you have a home improvement store cut the wood for you.
The supplies you’ll need for this Wooden Bathroom Sign are:
- 3 pieces of 6 inch wide by 36 inch long wooden boards that are 1/4 inch thick (each piece should be cut in half to be 18 inches long)
- 10 small screw eyes
- 8 screw hooks
- 2 colors of paint (I used milk paint)
- Stencils or vinyl lettering
- Paint brushes
If your boards have any rough edges, lightly sand them down and wipe off with a damp cloth. I cut my own stencils with vinyl using a machine that I own, but you can easily pick up letter stencils or vinyl letters from a craft supply store. I actually reverse stencil my signs, because it helps prevent paint from bleeding. Using this method you would apply a coat of paint on the side of the board that you want lettering on. The paint should be the same color that you want the letters to be. You’ll apply vinyl lettering down and rub lightly across the letters to help secure them. You’ll apply a second coat of paint over that side of the board, painting over the vinyl. The coat will help seal the letters and prevent the top coat from bleeding. When that layer of paint is dry, you’ll put 2-3 coats of the top color paint (in this case yellow) allowing ample time to dry in between. When the paint is completely dry, carefully use tweezers to pull off the vinyl. You should have sharp, clean edges around your lettering.
To attach the screw eyes and screw hooks, I measured 3 inches from the outer edge of the boards. I used a small nail and hammer to create a pilot hole for each screw. I twisted the screws in until the threads were no longer visible.
The top board requires screw eyes on the top to hang the wooden wall art from. The screw hooks easily attach to the screw eyes to suspend each board.
The yellow adds a pop of color to our bathroom walls and the sign helps remind my 6 year old son about good bathroom habits.
The one habit we’re struggling with is teeth brushing. He remembers to brush his teeth, but he doesn’t do a very good job. I feel like I need to spot check his mouth every time. We had one of those musical toothbrushes that taught him how long to brush, but it didn’t help determine if he brushed all of his teeth or if he applied enough pressure.
My new toothbrush helped to solve that problem. The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected has lots of features that are connected via bluetooth to the free Philips Sonicare app that helps track important things such as brush pressure and location. The toothbrush tells me just how well we’re brushing our teeth which is especially helpful when supervising the tooth brushing habits of a child. The feedback allows me to show him how to brush better. I can help him establish better brushing habits at an earlier age which will hopefully provide him with better dental health throughout his lifetime. In my case, it also allows me to better focus on trouble areas that were found by my dental professional such as spots of plaque build-up or recessed gum lines. I can track my daily brushing habits and receive personalized coaching with tips and alerts. The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush can provide up to 10x the plaque removal and healthier gums in just 2 weeks of regular use.
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Is your bathroom decorated? I hope you found this Wooden Bathroom Sign Tutorial helpful and you might try to recreate it for our own home. Please stop by and check out the new Philips Sonicare Flex Platinum Connected toothbrush available from Bed, Bath & Beyond.