Can you believe it's time for another Creative Friday? Wow, this week has gone by quickly. Welcome to Creative Friday #8!
Today, I am wrapping up the final projects for the laundry room refresh. As you know from my previous post, the laundry room had gotten shabby and cluttered. I've cleaned and repainted and am now in the process of putting it all back together.
I bought an IKEA Trofast to use as a bench in what I've started calling the "Drop Off Zone" - it's the spot a freezer would normally go in and directly across from the washer and dryer. It's where the cat litter box sits - the Trofast is the perfect size to hold the litter box. However, it needed a door to cover half of the front so I could hide the litter box. I found a cabinet door at my local Habitat ReStore the perfect size (I paid $1 for it - score!).
The bench and door got a couple coats of antique white paint. After it dried, I attached the door with some hinges and now have the perfect spot for the litter box!
For the top of my bench, I needed a cushion. Guess what? A king sized pillow is the perfect size! Using a chevron fabric in a soft green, I made an easy pillow cover. It overlaps in the back so it can be easily taken off to wash or change.
I also placed a hook on the wall opposite the repurposed heart shelf so I could hang my pretty bag Kris from Junk Chic Cottage sent me.
Lastly, I made some art to use with my old window. First, I took photos of my garden bike and the driveway at the farm then using PicMonkey I added text and softened the colors. After saving them to my computer, I printed them out on my home printer, then popped them into some inexpensive black frames I got at Wal-Mart. Now I have some travel-themed art to greet me as I come and go.
Be sure to come back Monday for the final reveal. I adore how fresh and clean my laundry room looks and how well it now functions as an entry.