Thursday, April 7, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover

UPDATE 11/16/11

You can now purchase the vinyl laundry symbols in my ETSY shop.

So what spurred this makeover? My dryer died... Which meant we had to get a new dryer, which meant we wanted a matching washer, which meant we wanted front loaders, which meant we needed something put put them on, which meant we needed to paint. Put all those together and you get a laundry room makeover!

Laundry Room before:

Laundry Room after a coat of paint:

Have you ever been to You are missing out if you haven't. A while ago, I came upon a plan for a washer/dryer pedestal. Since I had the old school kind of washer/dryer, I mentally made a note of these said plans and moved on. Well, as it turns out, I needed these plans, so I found them again and showed my husband. He liked how it looked, so we went to Home Depot, bought the lumber (had them cut it- time saver!) and built the pedestal.

Painted it black and dis-stressed it.

Put it in place:

Cut some vinyl to put over the baskets:

Go HERE for the plans for the washer/dryer pedestal.

And decorated the room!

I rounded up some glass jars, and cut out some vinyl:

I also came across some cute laundry symbols on one of my favorite font sites. To tell you the truth, I didn't realize the laundry market had their own symbols. These are only a small number of what is out there. FYI, you can find these on your clothes tags...

The whole room! I love how it all came together...

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Few Projects

I am still alive... I know I haven't posted a project in awhile, but we have had a lot going on...

St. Patrick's Day has came and went, but I wanted to post what I made anyway. I got the word "shamrock" in wood letters from the Wood Connection, painted them and embellished them. I also found some shamrocks at some of my many DI trips. I sanded, stained, and glittered them. I also made some stands for them. Everything turned out cute!
I made individualized scripture bags for my Primary kids. They each got to pick out three of their favorite colors and some kind of design. Each was different and unique. It is really random what 7 year olds come up with...


Back in December, I joined a site where they do craft swaps with people around the country. For the Spring Time swap, I made these dragon-tails for my swap person's sons. They were easy and fun to make. She was kind enough to take a picture and post it on the Swaperoo blog.

Find the great tutorial for the DRAGON TAILS HERE.

I also made her these cute EASTER blocks.

Go HERE to see what else I sent her. Go HERE for more info on the Craft Swap.

I have a few other posts up my sleeves, but I got to finish the actual projects first.

Until then, enjoy this post and my many others... ;0)