Thursday, October 30, 2008
My Laundry Room
Well, here is my new and improved laundry room I have working on the past few days. It was fun to do because I didn't go out and buy anything. I used things I already had which forced me to be creative. I have really been enjoying my lamp in there because it gives a much better view from the kitchen. I love having it on at night! Of course, I recovered the shade, an old dirty one bought at a yard sale. The tray (25 cents yard sale find) was silver and I painted it black and added scrapbook paper to the center. My husband made the table between the washer and dryer a few years ago from a wood and iron piece from Michaels. It has been up in my attic and I was so happy it worked in the space. I got the idea of the table from Shannon at Bless Our Nest (thedavisfamilynwa.blogspot.com). I had to put some wood blocks underneath to lift it up and then added fabric to the front. Now it hides the dogfood and trashcan - YAY! I hot glued the toile fabric and ribbon to make the valance hung on the door. The door goes to the outside (back of our house), but we never use it. We have another backdoor in the living room that we use. The plate rack over the door was already there. I just changed the plates on it. The white plate above the toile bunny plaque has a fleur de lis Christmas ornament hot glued to it. The fleur de lis was gold and I painted it red. I redid the magnet board by adding harlequin scrapbook paper to it. I still want to add something like an initial or some words to the scrapbook paper on the magnet board, but haven't done it yet. This was a fun project because it was easy, inexpensive, and only took a short amount of time. And I can always change out the plates or swap out the bunny plaque for one of my many framed calendar pictures. I was going to hang a rooster print, but decided on the bunny for now. O.K., I'll shut up now for those of you who are still reading this. I don't like to post really long explanations because I figure no one reads them all the way through anyway. I want to see your cute laundry rooms so show them and let me know about it!