So I do a lot of laundry. How about you?
Just before Christmas I thought it would be a good idea to take a few minutes and go through my laundry room and get rid of all the
crap stuff that didn’t belong in there. It was kind of like an episode of Hoarders.
While purging I found some picture frames in there, that I think I bought about 3 years ago and forgot about. I thought I might as well frame some scrap-book paper and hang them up in the laundry closet (you know since they’ve been hanging out in there for 3 years anyways.)
My new pictures looked so pretty that I decided they would look even prettier if I just painted the walls. Why not right?
And that’s how my 30 minute clean out turned into a full-blown makeover.
It’s been 2 weeks now and it’s finally done.
Everything I used was stuff I already had. Leftover paint, scrapbook paper, scrap fabric, leftover plywood, vinyl, and containers I had in other areas of my house. I was amazed at what I had lying around in my house (that wasn’t being used.) Free is always good.
The most dramatic difference is the walls of course. I had some leftover black paint from my front door and thought it would be the perfect (small) space to add some stripes to my life. I think I was channeling my inner Kardashian. They would totally have a black and white striped laundry room.
But the stripes ended up being a total pain, but I learned a lot. If you are considering painting stripes head on over and check out my post about everything I did wrong (yes I devoted a whole blog post just to painting these stripes.)
The ironing board cover was such an easy makeover. It took about 30 minutes total. And I just pieced together some scrap fabric. See Ironing Board Cover tutorial here.
Click here for details on how I made this paper butterfly garland. I adore it. And best of all it kind of covers up the ugly wire shelf.
My sister bought me the pretty red wire basket from Target. I plan on hanging it on the wall someday.
I found bins and containers from all around my house. These hanging baskets were sitting in Sam’s closet. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the tags. I also used the Silhouette to make the blue vinyl ‘bubbles’ on the garbage can. Yes even the garbage can didn’t stand a chance in this makeover.
I found this clothes pin image in the Silhouette online store. It was so easy, I didn’t even need to change the size. Just cut it out on some yellow vinyl.
The bucket holds all our lint. I know that’s not a normal thing to collect. But we save our lint to give to our composting worms. It makes great bedding for them and they eventually decompose it. It’s not much but anything that I can prevent from going to the dump the better.
For 2013 my goal is to makeover all those small spaces in my house (pantry, garage, front foyer, closets etc) since doing the big rooms is such a chore with 2 small kids. I’ll start with the more manageable spaces first.
Since I really do love all my readers so much (seriously I can’t believe anyone reads my blog) I’ve made 3 extra vinyl decals just for you!
Maybe they will help you with your laundry room makeover.
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