Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Continuing Laundry Room Make-Over

The make-over continues:

I decided the shelf area needed a curtain, so in keeping with my color scheme, I bought a grey full-sized sheet, cut it in half, hemmed the raw edges, and then stenciled words in yellow:



Sorry about the wrinkles - I still don't have an iron at the farm; after all, who wants to do "real" work?

The broom "closet" also got a curtain. I found the fabric at Wal-Mart - it's really more yellow than it shows in the picture...


I found these great red fabric bins at Garden Ridge; some were even on sale. I added my chalkboard tags, tying them on with twine. I am currently looking for a chalk marker so I can write neater than the chalk stick lets me write. Hobby Lobby carries what I want but they've been out.




I can clip the curtains open with my cute decoupaged clothes pins:



I'm excited how it's coming together. I really like that I can hide the broom, mop and ladder away.

And this finally came in the mail:


I'll be adding it the next time I go. It's going on my "new" door. Here's a sneak peak of it:

Nice chippy paint, frosted windows...


I'm getting down to the fun part of the room makeover. All I can say is I am gathering quite a bit to take up with me the next visit and working like crazy to finish what I can here.

Still more to come!

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Cecilia
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11 comments:

  1. Oh - it is looking good, Cecilia. You have done a great job and it just looks FUN to me- something you don't usually associate with a laundry room! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! I am after a fun vibe in there. Laundry should not be too serious. :) Hoping to wrap this project up by the end of the month!

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  2. I've been saying for years how I would like a curtain in my laundry room. I wouldn't need a long one...just enough to cover the tops of my cupboards--to hide the junk up there!
    Your curtain with the cute sayings on it... is a great idea. Looks super easy too. I also like the one over the broom cupboard too.
    So creative and makes it easy on the eyes, when you have to walk in to work anyway.
    Pat

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    1. It was easy! I actually stenciled it before cutting. You just have to make sure your letters don't end up on the cutting line. :) and I couldn't agree more! Make your work areas pretty!!

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  3. I HATE doing laundry, so I'm all for making the area look as cute as possible. You're doing a great job Cecilia, and the writing on the curtains really adds a nice touch.

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    1. Thanks Doreen! I found a nice quote and pinned it - I am going to change it to talk about laundry but hopefully it will remind me of my blessings so I won't grumble about the chore. :) cute helps too lol.

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  4. Ironing is overrated. I just spent way too many minutes of my life ironing curtains after they came out of the wash. Can't say that makes me eager to wash them again any time soon. :P

    Using the clothespins is genius and adorable! Perfect for your room!

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    1. Haha, so it is. Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Wow - this is really comI g along! The stenciled curtain is such a cute idea!

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  6. Hmm, I really need to check what I've written before I publish - but I trust you know what I mean... Have a great day!

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    1. Lol too funny Karen, but yes I knew what you meant. I do the same thing. :) Thanks and hope you have a great weekend!

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