Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dishwasher Sign - Clean or Dirty

The other half doesn't always do a thourough inspection in the dishwasher before putting more dirty dishes inside, which means that I sometimes have remove said dirty dishes from a load of freshly washed clean dishes.  (no, i don't always remove the clean dishes *immediately*, but that's not the issue at hand right now).

SO, to make both of our lives easier, I finally made a sign for our dishwasher (I've been threatening to make one for a some time now). :)
It's nothing overly fancy, but it's going to do the job just fine.
I used a paint colour sample swatch for the yellow background paper and some patterned scrapbook paper for the green border.  I inked some of the edges too.  I just handwrote the "clean" & "dirty".
 
I glued on some magnetic strips to the back so that it would stick to the washer:
And I used a glass pebble with decoupaged scrapbook paper behind it (which I made long ago and haven't yet found a purpose for, until today) as the movable "marker" - I glued a magnet behind the pebble, so now I can move it next to the appropriate word to indicate the SITREP (situation report, haha) in the dishwasher:
 
Lastly, I added some kitchen / dishes-themed buttons to decorate the sign with.  And ta-da!  :D
 



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2 comments:

Lovely Light said...

SO crafty! We just used a magnet- upright was clan, upside down was dirty. I like yours better.

Scrappy Gifts said...

it goes well with your my house was clean decoration too!
You found the perfect buttons for it! This is a simple organizing tip that I'll have to make too!
Thanks for linking up to Scrappy 2nd Saturdays in January. Featuring this on January Favorites tomorrow.