I don’t know about you but I hate doing laundry. The only thing I hate more than laundry is losing socks from one load to another! I usually just throw them back into the dirty laundry basket until a mate can be found. Well, no more!!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and I loved it. Here is the original idea:
I loved it so much I decided to make my own. And here’s how I did it!
Materials I used:
- 1 piece of Basswood Project wood (from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 Jar of Americana Chalky finish in the color: Escape
- Mod Podge Gloss Sealer
- Americana Acrylic Paint in Snow White
- 1 2″ Paint Brush
- 4 Wooden clothes pins
- Smaller Craft Paint brushes
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
First, I started with my Wood and brushed off all the splinters.
Then I brushed on Mod Podge Gloss Sealer And Allowed to dry.
Applied Three coats of the Americana Chalky finish paint, allowing it to dry between coats. This pain has a neat almost crackle finish on top of the Mod Podge and it looks really nice..
I left it overnight to dry. The next day I took the Americana acrylic paint and painted “Lost Socks” on the top of the board. Freehand.
Using the hot glue gun I glued four clothes pins to the board as evenly spaced as I could. The original idea had five clothes pins on it but my wood is a bit smaller than in the example so I limited mine to four clothes pins. I debated painting the fronts of the clothes pins but decided against it.
Here is the finished product! Cute, no?