Friday, May 27, 2011

Laundry Room Redo...Not Like It's Going To Make Me WANT To Do Laundry

My friend, Sarah B., inspired me to make over my laundry room.  She was fixing her's up and I thought why not?  She made a cool sign that fit right in with my red washer and dryer, so it inspired the colors.  The signs are available here.

I'm actually very lucky, my girls have been doing their own laundry for about four years now, and since my son never wears clothes, I hardly ever have to do laundry!!  Lucky, lucky me!  Oh, my husband does his own laundry too (not to brag or anything :))

I forgot to take a before pic, but just imagine all the walls bare!
 I made these hooks and a tutorial will follow, but we have limited room in the laundry area, and we have to be able to hang up clothes to dry and this works for us.
 It seems like everyone has these "laundry definition" signs, but I don't have a Silhouette or Cricut, so I just printed it on scrapbook paper and framed it.
 The sign above the garage door, says "live simply."  I bought the sign at a yard sale and it was cream with country blue and pink flowers in the middle.  It NEEDED a makeover!

 The sign is my first attempt at making an anniversary present for my hubby, you can find that post here and this post is what saved my ass.
 I found out about six months ago, that Haley never knew to clean the lint trap.  Yeah.  Like I said, she has been doing her own laundry for four years.  Parent fail.
This is the awesome sign created by Sarah B.  Love, love, love it!
So, to make the hooks beefier (they were just hanging there looking all plain and pathetic), I took three boards, painted them red, modge podged on some scrapbook paper and screwed the hooks directly to the board.  Oh, and added sawtooth hangers on the back.

I wish I would have organized them better so that it went white, black, white, but that's what happens when you're me and don't think about the details :)

Happy, happy Friday!
Libby :)


  1. giiiiiirl, I'm crazy jealous that you HAVE a laundry room. I have a corner-of-the-garage and I usually have to crawl over some sort of heavy mechanical equipment to get to the machine. Love the 'drop your drawers' sign!

  2. Liz, I used to have the same thing and I HATED it! It was when we lived in Alaska...the garage was heated, but still! I'm actually jealous of people who have a whole room, not just a walk thru to the garage....I would love one with a sink and room to hang clothes and someone to professionally remove spaghetti-o stains....and...

  3. You laundry room is great~ I would love to have more than a spot in the closet too! That sign on the wall is darling! Have a great weekend!


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