Disclosure: ProWorld provided vinyl for this project. All opinions expressed within this post are my own.
Bloggers often get critiqued for showing you a “perfect” unrealistic image of life in our houses. It is true – if I am staging a photo for you all, I will clean up a bit – at least what is in the image because (1) the other items in the shot distract from what I am trying to show you, and (2) the mess is embarrassing at times.
Well today I am going to show you the boys’ playroom in all its glory…it is their domain and I expect them to be responsible for and respectful toward their belongings. It is not going so well.
At least once a week I usually threaten to throw out whatever they clean up. We tried the whole “we’ll take it away” rhetoric, but to be honest, they have so many toys, they just moved on to another one without even acknowledging it was gone.
So, I threaten to throw it out. So far, the threat of “I am coming down in 20 minutes with a trash bag” has been enough to get them to stop what they are doing and clean their mess.
While working in the craft room listening to LL Cool J on Pandora the other night, I brainstormed this sign to add to their playroom. The kids might not know the magic of LL Cool J, but the sign is clear either way:
You can see my oldest disagrees with the message!
How to Make a PVPP Sign
This was my first time using the PVPP (Paint – Vinyl – Paint – Pull) method for sign making. I painted the sign first with white chalk paint. Then, I cut my stencil from FDC permanent outdoor vinyl from ProWorld and applied it to my painted wood.
Once it was on tight, I applied 2 thin layers of Chalk Paint in Maui Sand.
Then I peeled off the vinyl and gave it a super light sanding. The result?
I applied a thin layer of wax to seal it, and my sign was done!