Sunday, May 17, 2009

Metamorphis Monday – Laundry Room Part II

Hello everyone, welcome to Metamorphasis Monday. Our hostess for today is Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by to visit Susan for all of the details, and to see all of the other participants.

Now, brace yourselves before looking at the following laundry room pictures....... These photos were
taken when I first purchased my house last year.


Now, do not worry, I got rid of that horrible paint color prior to moving into the house. But, I did leave the cabinets unpainted until a couple of weeks ago. Since I painted the cabinets I decided to add a few more decorations to the room. So, I took all of these materials I had on hand, and went forward with my plan.

Oops, I forgot, I did buy this curtain panel. But, as you can see it was sort of boring.....

I simply added a little fringe I had on hand to give it a bit of life.

You ask why do I have a curtain panel in my laundry room/closet??? To hide all of this stuff:

Now that I think of it, I have several metamorphosis projects going on here. When I was looking around my house for decorations I came across this little picture.

After a paint job, scrapbook paper & a post card I picked up on Martha's Vineyard a couple of years ago, I came up with this:

I am not loving the pink in the picture, so I will change it out later. Here is another little project I added to the room:

Some left over scrapbook paper from a previous project, a lone picture frame & an initial leads to this:

I also made some panels to hide all of the cords & hoses behind the washer & dryer with some material I have had for years.

Do you remember I had a couple of previous posts about a certain lamp obsession I have??? I even have one in the laundry room!!!

There you have it, my improved laundry room!! With all of the projects I have done in this room I have added a little extra space in the cabinets, hidden the ugly hot water heater & stuff that I do not use on a daily basis & made it a bit prettier!!!

Do not forget to stop by Between Naps on the Porch to see other transformations that people have made!!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Metamorphis Monday – Laundry Room Part 1

Hello everyone, welcome to Metamorphasis Monday!! Please stop by to link up with our fabulous hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for all of the details.

Today, I would like to share a couple of simple projects with you. I have been in the process of sprucing up my laundry room, or I guess I should say laundry closet!! I have been thinking of ways to make it look better and functional at the same time. I painted my cabinets this last week, but I am not quite finished just yet.

The first project is a sign. I love signs, but I have not found one yet that I like for the this room. So, I decided I would just make one! I purchased several of those great unfinished Dollar Tree plaques several months back and had not used a one yet. So, along with a plaque, scrapbook paper, decals & ribbon I had on hand and got busy. I simply printed out Laundry Room on the scrapbook paper & Mod Podged it down to the plaque. Applied the decals & made a bow.

Here is my finished sign......

As you can see I ended up using a different color ribbon than I had originally intended to use in the before photograph. I thought black went a lot better than the green.

The next project I wanted to do was a pretty detergent & softner dispenser. Not only did I want it for looks, but I also wanted to free up the space the bulky containers were taking in the cabinet. I luckly found some bottles & a tray at the church garage sale last week for $1.25!

As you can see the tray had seen better days, and the bottles did not quite say what I wanted them to say. I spray painted the tray with some paint I had on hand. I then printed out Laundry Detergent & Fabric softner on some scrapbook paper & Mod Podged in onto the bottles, and voila................

I love to repurpose items!! Once I run out of fabric softener I need to find one that has a better color suited for my room!!

I will share the rest of my laundry room projects with you next week (hopefully)!!

Do not forget to stop by & see the rest of the transformations at Between Naps on the Porch. Have a wonderful week.