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.

Nicole~

22 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Nicole you are so good at making beautiful and creative things!

The laundry bottles and tray are so cute and clever. They really came out beuatiful!

The sign is just precious as well. I love the black bow and decals.
You could make more and sell them! I would be your very first customer...:)

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Kammy said...

I love the sign you made - you are right the black ribbon was a must... I now see garage sale items as new painted items, lol..I love the laundry soap and fabric softener bottles...so funny what you said about them needing to be the "right color" everything must match, lol !
Hugs ~ Kammy

prof en retraite said...

Wow, Nicole! I love the sign! I can't believe you made it...so pretty! And what a good idea for the detergent containers! Love it! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

janet said...

Your laundry room sign in so beautiful!! reminds me of something you would see in an expensive boutique. Your tray also looks fantastic.
hugs
janet

marty39 said...

What great ideas. I love to have the laundry room decorated. It makes a chore not so hard to do. Your sign turned out just so pretty. I also think the use of the bottles and tray is just fabulous. Not only pretty but so functional. Some really great inspirations. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the rest of the laundry. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice way to spruce up your laundry room. Makes doing your chores just a little bit nicer.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What cute projects! Love the bottles filled with detergent and softener! :) ~Rhonda

Linda said...

Who said that a laundry room had to be boring? I love what you did....very charming....Linda

Chari said...

Hi Nicole...

My friend...what fabulous projects! I just love your laundry room sign...and you're so right, if you can't find one you like...then make one you like! Hehe! I love using scrapbooking paper for projects...there is just so many pretty papers! I love the cute little frenchy designs and adding the black ribbon was the icing on the cake...it's perfect, my friend!!! You found some great finds at your Church sale...love that cute little tray and the pretty decorative bottles! This worked out so beautifully for your detergent, etc. Easy enough projects but you could never tell by the beautiful outcome!!! Fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing the great ideas and your beautiful laundry room transformations!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Joyce said...

What a great idea. My LR is the first thing you walk into from the side door and it is open to the kitchen a bit and I hate to see that big plastic jug of liquid detergent. If you do not mind I am going to copy your idea and pass it along to my daughter also. Thanks for sharing so a good idea. You made me SMILE:)
Joyce

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it all - Great ideas.
Glenda

Nancy said...

Hi Nicole, Your laundry room looks fabulous! Love the bottles, oh and the signs are just adorable!

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day! Please come back anytime! Nancy

Shannon said...

How fun!!! Those soap containers are great!

Ashley ~ said...

I love what you've done so far and can't wait to see what else you do*! I never even thought about what you could do to spruce up a laundry room, but you're doing it*! Good job*! _Ashley*

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are fabulous ideas! What ordinary things you turned into such beauties! So smart. laurie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

So far so great!
I use powder detergent so I had to repurpose an old pretzel jar :0)
I can't wait to see what else you do :0)

xinex said...

I love your creations, Nicole! You are very artistic and talented...Christine

Enchantresses Three said...

Wow,I love what you have done! I am going to steal some of your ideas!:)

The Stylish House said...

Nicole,
These all turned out great, very clever! Martha Stewart would be proud! Cathy

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Nicole, What a cute sign and tray. Love the detergent containers, great idea! Thanks for checking out the new patio. We are really enjoying it, cooked out tonight. Everything just tastes better on the firepit! I hope the trees don't get 40 ft. We will have alot of shade, too much!lol...Kristen

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my WhisperWood Cottage blog! Your projects are absolutely lovely! Who knew a laundry area could be so elegant?!

Cathy said...

Nicole,
This is wonderful!!! You are so creative!!!

I love the bottles and tray...what a great idea!!! I might have to make one for myself!!!

The sign is sooo cute...I like yours better than any I have seen in stores.

Looks like you are on your way to an adorable laundry room!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! Thanks for stopping by earlier!!!
XOXO
Cathy