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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  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!!!

  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!! :)

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

  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!

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

    Stop over and enter my gift card giveaway..$40!! Imagine what you could do w/ that if you can do a whole laundry room for $8.50!!


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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!

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!

  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
    Have a peek at my giveaways if you stop by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!

    I love this!! SOOO cute

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


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