Monday, June 22, 2015
Before & After...Laundry Room Art
Happy Monday friends! I have a little before and after to share with you today. Have you ever bought something at a thrift store or yard sale that you had no idea what you were going to use it for but you just had to have it? Well, that's the story behind these wooden plaques you see below.
I liked the small size and the hangers at the top. I knew eventually I would find a use for them, so they came home with me and went into the project stash. I had an idea for wall art for my laundry room redo and went to my stash to look for picture frames and spotted these while I was looking. I immediately knew they were perfect for my project. I painted them black and didn't even bother trying to get the old floral print off the wood. It will be covered up anyway. Sorry for the blurry photo. These are all taken at night with my iPhone.
I went looking for vintage laundry graphics and my search led me to the Graphics Fairy site. I chose a few and printed them on vintage dictionary pages.
Notice the word iron on the page? I printed each object on the page containing the definition for it.
Next I needed a way to attach the pages. I didn't want to decoupage them on, so I decided to use a few old upholstery tacks I had on hand. I had exactly the number I needed!
Here is the final product! I was having a hard time getting a picture without shadows so sorry for the odd angle. I will share again after they are hung in the laundry room. I love the way they turned out and are even better than I had envisioned.
I am using neutrals to decorate with in my laundry room because I did something a little different for me. I used color paint on the walls. I also used corrugated tin for wainscoting. Here's a little sneak peek! I can't wait to get it finished! I'll share an update soon. We are going to purchase my new washer and dryer tomorrow and should have the majority of the redo complete by then. It has been a pretty quick project due to the small size of the laundry room. It is approximately 5' X 6'. Pretty small but it gets the job done!
I hope you all have a lovely week. I'll be back to share some updates in the craft room tomorrow.
Until next time.....