Friday, November 5, 2010

Laundry Makeover

Our house does not have a laundry room, per se, but we do have a small laundry closet in the kitchen that is just big enough to hold a stacked washer and dryer.  Since moving in, I have tried to be creative in my use of the space.  My brother helped me install wire shelves inside the left wall of the closet.  Last weekend I made a few more changes I want to share!

The laundry area had heavy wooden bifold doors concealing it.  We removed them and hung a springrod and a white Ikea Vivan curtain instead.  (Yes, Mom, I hemmed it myself!)  I tied it back with a sage green ribbon, but we can always pull it shut if need be.

I added a little black and white rug ($1 at Dollar Tree!) to help separate the space from the rest of the room (though the black and white still coordinates with the kitchen).

I added vinyl (peel-off) letters to my dryer ($1 at Dollar Tree) that say "Live well, Laugh often, Love much."

By removing the bifold doors, I now can slide my drying rack into the closet when it's folded up and I am not using it to dry cloth diapers.
 
Here's the overall new look!  With diapers:
Without diapers:
Ta-da!  A laundry "room" makeover for $8.50!

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15 comments:

  1. Great job, Sweetie!! You are "making lemonade with lemons"--though, certainly, many women throughout the workd would LOVE your/my conveniences!
    I love the lettering on the dryer--will remind you to take joy in the mundane. I like the photo WITH dipaers the best cuz it reminds me of the sweet little baby who needs those. I love you...and her BUNCHES!!!

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  2. Love it and love that you did it under $10!!

    I also keep my drying rack in the corner of our laundry closet!

    And that exact Dollar Tree saying graces the living room of my old house!! :)

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  3. Cute! Sure makes doing laundry more pleasant I'm sure :)

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  4. You did a great job with what you have! Very nice touches - the pretty curtain and tie back and I love the lettering on the washing maching. Very nicely done!
    Angelene
    LBT
    http://littlebuggietutu.blogspot.com

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  5. Well you can't beat that! It is cute with the diapers!! :)
    I like the wording on the machine too.

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    -heather

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  8. I love how you are making do with what you have there! Great job! I used to have that very same setup in our old townhouse but yours looks much nicer.

    Stop on over and visit Free 2 Be Frugal sometime soon!

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  9. I think it's so important to decorate EVERY part of your house to make it inviting and make those (possibly less than pleasant) tasks more enjoyable. You've done a great job with that here! Thanks for linking up to TPoTP!

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  10. That is so cute!! Love how you did EVERYTHING..down to the peel and stick lettering on the dryer!! Very nice!!

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  11. What a nice saying to see while you are doing the laundry! Great Job.٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶

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  12. Hi, I'm hopping over from Tatertots and Jello. I would have NEVER thought to put vinyl on a dryer. This looks so great!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  13. I'm hoping over from Tatertos and Jello. I have a cricut and putting vinyl on your dryer is a great idea! I can't wait to do it... I'm going now!

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  14. Hi there!! I am your newest follower. I found you on the crafty link up! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
    Have a peek at my giveaways if you stop by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!

    I love this!! SOOO cute

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  15. Love it! What a great idea! I may "borrow" some of your ideas;)

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