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Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board

Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com

For this month’s Crafty De Stash Challenge I decided to give a dated wash board a little bit of a spruce up. It almost ended up in the pile to donate to my local thrift store. But because we recently bought a new washing machine it has totally inspired me to give out tiny little laundry a makeover. So after a little thinking, I thought that this Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board would be perfect decor for our laundry make over. 

Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board

Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Supplies needed:

  • Old Wash Board – If you struggle to find one at your local thrift store Amazon have some reproduction ones that would be perfect.
  • Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint
  • 1/2″ Flat Brush
  • Liner Brush
  • No.2 Round Brush
  • White Transfer Paper
  • Laundry Co Printable
  • Americana White Acrylic Paint
  • Hand Sander
  • Wax to seal

 

 

Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 1 – Begin with getting rid of the “dated” look by simply removing the wooden heart at the bottom of the stand.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 2 – Then next goes the dated print at the top of the stand.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Now the fun bit, Step 3 – Pop some black paint onto an old plate and load up your flat brush. Give where the print used to be, 2 coats of paint.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 4 – Print my FREE Printable and cut down to size. Lay your transfer paper down and then the printable on top. Trace around the wording.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 5 – Remove the tracing paper and the printable.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Some more fun – Step 6 –  Pop some white paint out and begin blocking in the wording with your round brush and liner brush accordingly.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 7 – Lightly distress the wording to your liking and seal with wax.
Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com
And there you have a super fun way to give a dated wash board a nice new Vintage Farmhouse look.
For more projects on how to spruce up dated home decor items pop on over here. Where you will find how I gave some frames in the same style as this wash board a new look! Also, a dated calendar holder got a brand new look too!Don’t forget to see what my blogging pals have been busy making with their craft stashes below!


Craft Room De Stash Challenge

Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge

Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! | www.raggey-bits.com

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Our laundry is in the middle of a little makeover and I almost threw out this dated wash board. Sharing how our Upcycled Vintage Farmhouse Wash Board with a FREE printable | www.raggedy-bits.com

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27 comments

    1. Ahh, Florence! I had a momentary lap of reason after having a major declutter and am glad I had the vision to do what I did rather than get rid of it! The washboard part is made from corrugated tin! Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  1. Your update is fantastic! I’ve walked right past washboard in thrift stores that look like that, but I won’t again now that I’ve been inspired by your makeover. I’m pinning to my Farmhouse Style board, I love it!

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