Chippy Laundry Sign with Rehab to Fab

 Stephanie from Rehab to Fab has another amazing project to share with our readers, using the new [re]design transfer, stencil (being released in May) and fun mediums from The Plaster Paint company and more...She transformed an old table leaf into a beautiful sign for her home.  A while back, Stephanie created a beautiful Farmhouse sign for us, featured here on the blog, so you may want to  check that out too.   You are going to love her techniques and ideas for this project today, so read on [re]designers!

Stephanie from Rehab to Fab has another amazing project to share with our readers, using the new [re]design transfer, stencil (being released in May) and fun mediums from The Plaster Paint company and more...She transformed an old table leaf into a beautiful sign for her home.

A while back, Stephanie created a beautiful Farmhouse sign for us, featured here on the blog, so you may want to check that out too.

You are going to love her techniques and ideas for this project today, so read on [re]designers!

 Stephanie always preps her surfaces for facelifts. She is a true believer in prepping, no matter what you are working on. Use a good cleaner and give your surfaces a good sanding to start. Once that was done, she added Finnabair's White Crackle Paste to the surface using a 2 inch silicone brush (also by Finnabair for Prima). The thicker the application, the bigger and better the cracks. 

Stephanie always preps her surfaces for facelifts. She is a true believer in prepping, no matter what you are working on. Use a good cleaner and give your surfaces a good sanding to start. Once that was done, she added Finnabair's White Crackle Paste to the surface using a 2 inch silicone brush (also by Finnabair for Prima). The thicker the application, the bigger and better the cracks. 

 Stephanie used the new Laundry [re]design transfer (633129). These transfers go on smoothly and easily with the help of a wooden stick (included in packaging) with only a bit of effort. They are sandable too. Use a very fine grit paper after making sure the entire transfer has adhered to your surface if you want to age it a bit. 

Stephanie used the new Laundry [re]design transfer (633129). These transfers go on smoothly and easily with the help of a wooden stick (included in packaging) with only a bit of effort. They are sandable too. Use a very fine grit paper after making sure the entire transfer has adhered to your surface if you want to age it a bit. 

 This [re]design stencil is called Dainty Fleur (633547) and will be hitting store shelves this May. Love that Steph chose this design for the background-it looks perfect with the transfer...

This [re]design stencil is called Dainty Fleur (633547) and will be hitting store shelves this May. Love that Steph chose this design for the background-it looks perfect with the transfer...

 Here is a close up look at the crackle goodness, where you can see some of the chippy charm that has started to take shape on the surface...

Here is a close up look at the crackle goodness, where you can see some of the chippy charm that has started to take shape on the surface...

 Time to add color! Stephanie chose the color Cottage Blue by The Plaster Paint company...

Time to add color! Stephanie chose the color Cottage Blue by The Plaster Paint company...

 Apply the paint using a stencil brush and use a very small amount of paint over the stencil. The brush has to be almost dry. Dab off excess paint before applying. This will prevent seepage under the stencil and give you a nice clean edge to your design. 

Apply the paint using a stencil brush and use a very small amount of paint over the stencil. The brush has to be almost dry. Dab off excess paint before applying. This will prevent seepage under the stencil and give you a nice clean edge to your design. 

 For another interesting layer, add a bit of gold leaf within the stencil design for a fun metallic look...

For another interesting layer, add a bit of gold leaf within the stencil design for a fun metallic look...

 Here is another close up of the surface with the mediums all working together for a unique and goreous finish...

Here is another close up of the surface with the mediums all working together for a unique and goreous finish...

 Add the transfer after you have added all the mediums. Simply peel off the backing, rub over the transfer image with a wooden stick and peel away the top layer to reveal your image. Give the image a light sanding to add a bit of a distressed look to match the chippy aged look of your background. 

Add the transfer after you have added all the mediums. Simply peel off the backing, rub over the transfer image with a wooden stick and peel away the top layer to reveal your image. Give the image a light sanding to add a bit of a distressed look to match the chippy aged look of your background. 

 Stephanie then added a spray sealer by the Plaster Paint Company called Jewels Magic Sealer. 

Stephanie then added a spray sealer by the Plaster Paint Company called Jewels Magic Sealer. 

 And here you see the finished project in all it's glory! This will make doing laundry a bit nicer, don't you think? 

And here you see the finished project in all it's glory! This will make doing laundry a bit nicer, don't you think? 

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 We just love this project and we hope this will inspire you to create beautiful signage of your own! You can create a variety of signs using a our new collection of [re]design transfers. See them  here!   And be sure to follow Stephanie to see videos, tutorials and more amazing rehabbed projects...  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/   Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_rehabtofab/    

We just love this project and we hope this will inspire you to create beautiful signage of your own! You can create a variety of signs using a our new collection of [re]design transfers. See them here!

And be sure to follow Stephanie to see videos, tutorials and more amazing rehabbed projects...

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_rehabtofab/