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Help Guests Find Your Powder Room with Cute Bathroom Signs

July 16, 2014

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

Hello friends!  I am OVER THE MOON EXCITED to now be the proud owner of a Silhouette CAMEO and to have completed my first project with it!  Seriously, there are no words.  I seriously don't know how or why I ever lived without one of these magical machines.  But I will never live without one again.  Nope.  I may even pack it up and take it with me on vacations so that I don't have separation anxiety by being away from it.

Okay, enough about the newest love in my life.  Let me share with you the details of my first Silhouette project!  I decided to keep it super simple since I was a tad intimidated.  So, I decided to make simple these cute bathroom signs using Silhouette Premium Vinyl.  I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor and like for that to come across sometimes in my decor.  These cute bathroom signs hit the perfect note of humor AND function.  How much easier will it be to direct guests to our powder room?  Now, all I have to say is, “Go in the hallway.  You can't miss it.”

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

Now, let me tell you all about my first Silhouette experience as well as how you can make these cute bathroom signs for yourself.

First, I have to stress that getting the Silhouette CAMEO set up out of the box was easy!  Installing the Silhouette Studio software was equally easy.  I was up and running in about 10 minutes, and that included registering my machine.  The directions that come with the machine are very clear and easy to follow {which is more than I can say for most instructions}.

I already knew what I had in mind for my cute bathroom signs, so my next step was to search the Silhouette store to see if it had anything I could use, since the thought of creating my own design for my first project was a tad intimidating.  Sure enough, the Silhouette store had exactly what I needed.  I simply typed “bathroom” in the search box and there they were!

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is! I purchased the design {which is called “boy and girl icons,” and you can find them here if you want to grab it for yourself} and was then ready to prepare it for cutting my vinyl.  I was nervous, but honestly, it was pretty idiot proof.  I adjusted the page settings to reflect that the material I was using was 9 inches wide and that I was using vinyl.  I then adjusted the image on screen so that it would fit within the page margins and would be a scale appropriate for our door.  I was concerned about how to figure out the blade setting, but guess what?!  The software gives you all that info.  I was super happy about that!

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

Everything was pretty darn easy!  But when it came time to load my vinyl and actually cut the design out, I was apprehensive again. What if I had done something wrong?  It almost seemed too good to be true up to this point.

As it turns out, it was easy to load the vinyl.  At that point, all that was left to do was hit the “send to Silhouette button.”  I called my husband in the room before I pressed the button–that's how excited I was.  My stomach lurched a little when I heard the machine come to life {again, I was soooooo worried I had messed something up}, but it only took about 20 seconds to cut it out, so the suspense didn't last long.

Low and behold, my cute bathroom signs came out PERFECTLY.  I did not use the transfer paper to place them on the door since the vinyl pieces were large and easy to handle.  It took me about 1 minute to place them on the door.  The best part is that the vinyl peels off easily without damaging the paint, so if it's a tad crooked at first, you can peel it off and reposition it.  I am speaking from experience :)

I just love how they turned out.  Our powder room is in our hallway, just off of our recently renovated kitchen {details on that thrifty makeover here}.  I love glimpsing my cute bathroom signs from our kitchen :)

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

Could you complete this project without a cutting machine?  Of course!  I have completed many projects with old fashioned scissors.  But you guys, the Silhouette CAMEO rocked my world on this one.  The lines are perfect, crisp and clean.  It was easy to scale the size to fit our bathroom door perfectly.  And from start to finish, this project took me a maximum of 30 minutes {including setting up the machine}.  With scissors and a measuring tape, it would have taken MUCH longer and would not be nearly as perfect.

To sum it up, I am in L.O.V.E. with my Silhouette CAMEO and have about a zillion other projects planned already!  Can't wait to share all of them with my fabulous readers.

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What are some of your favorite Silhouette projects?  Are there any that you want me to tackle so that I can share a tutorial with you?  Do you already have a Silhouette machine?  If so, do you love yours as much as I love mine?  And what do you think of my cute bathroom signs?  Cute and funny, or weird?

LOVE these cute bathroom signs! Funny, cute and functional--you no longer have to tell guests where your powder room is!

 Disclosure: I am excited to partner with Silhouette to bring you reviews and inspiration. While I did receive product from Silhouette, all opinions, thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.

 

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  1. […] they help our guests find the powder room AND that they crack me up every time I see them. You can check out how I created them here.  And if you love the look of the industrial vanity light above the mirror, you can find out how […]

  2. Hehehe my kind of humor :-) Love it.

  3. […] our powder room.  You may also want to check out the detailed plans for our powder room and the super cute powder room door decals that I made this weekend.  You won’t believe some of the other awesome projects we will be […]

  4. I love your bathroom door! I’m so happy you got your Cameo. You’re gonna have so much fun with it. If you haven’t seen it yet, Melissa at [email protected] has amazing tutorials and tips using the Silhouette. Can’t wait to see your next project!

  5. Too cute and funny!!! Great Idea, especially since one can put them up ‘just for company’.

  6. Leigh Anne says:

    I love this! I could use a sign on our downstairs bathroom too. It’s under the stairs and if you don’t know you pass it thinking it’s a linen closet lol I’m coveting your Cameo, I want one so bad!!

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