Friday, November 7, 2008

My aprons have a new home....

My aprons finally have a special place where they can be displayed. The laundry room renovation started with this simple purchase from a home accessory store. I was so excited when I found it. As I have mentioned, I love roosters and my decor in my laundry room is no exception. My apron hanger didn't actually look like this when I bought it. It was shiny silver, but with the quick spray of some brown paint and my favorite gold craft paint it is perfect.
The aprons are no longer shoved into a drawer. I can easily see them and grab the perfect accessory to my outfit as I begin my day. If you love aprons, you know that they are not just for practical use, they can enhance just about any outfit you are wearing.
I found a wallpaper that I really liked. I enjoy hanging wallpaper. I made the window treatment. It's a simple design but I really like it.
I did decide to glitz the window treatment up a bit. I added a beaded trim to the edge that twinkles when the sunshine comes beaming into the window. I figured if I had to do laundry, I might as well do it in style!
I also found a few rooster plates at the discount store and painted the plate rack to match my new apron hanger.
The key holder is perfect for me. My boys laugh at me daily as I run around asking if anyone has seen my keys! Hopefully this will solve the problem.
I headed over to JoAnn Fabrics and purchased a calico print to make covers for the laundry baskets. This is my room, so I wanted to be the perfect laundry room.
I gathered a few things from around the house, and made the topiary with the little birds nest. This is an easy project. I'm going to make one for my kitchen, and when I do, I'll show you how to do that. I had the photo frame which was bright gold. I figured while I had the can of spry paint out, I'd change that also. The frame was just what I needed for the photo of my two boys. I did purchase the metal canister from the clearance section. It was lime green. With a little bit of faux finishing, I got it to match the decor and now it is a container for my laundry soap. I like to take ordinary things and re purpose them. Now it looks nice and no one knows that there is laundry detergent inside! Well, now you know....
I had the sign in another location in the house. I wanted it to be where people would see it. For me, BELIEVING in Jesus Christ is such an important part of my life. Every time I walk into the room I am reminded of my faith.
My husband built the long counter so that I have a spot to fold clothes. He is a very handy guy.
Here's the best part. He made these hidden laundry bins. Can you tell where they are? Now look again. Isn't he cleaver! We make the perfect pair. I just come up with the ideas and he can make them happen. Well the project did not get completed in a weekend. It was something we worked on over several months, but it is worth it. Laundry may not be one of my favorite things to do, but having a room like this sure does make the job easier! If you have a drawer full of aprons, dig them out and find somewhere to display them. You never know what type of renovation that may lead to. "May you experience JOY in the smiple things in life..."

10 comments:

Amy said...

What a great laundry room. Loved the apron hanger. I just have a wreath hanger on my pantry door... I might have to just jazz it up a bit.

Melissa Wertz said...

You have a beautiful Laundry room! Lovely hanger for the aprons as well.

tammy said...

Love what you did to your laundry room. I am in the process of doing mine right now, and I agree, it must be decorated cute.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your laundry room is beautiful! I'm going to work on mine this winter - it's so not pretty.

the voice of melody said...

The aprons are beautiful! And the rooster plates are also very pretty. They add so much warmth to any decor. :)

Many sweet blessings!

da Bergs said...

Omigosh, I just stumbled onto your blog!!! CUTE CUTE!!!! We have the same taste... I will be back!!!

da Bergs said...

PS Your beautiful plate that says, "I am the way the truth and the light" WHERE did you get that plate??? LOVE IT!

Kathy - mom of many said...

I love the wallpaper and window treatment. Just adds so much comfort and peacefulness. Very nice.

Stacey said...

Now that's the prettiest laundry room ever!! I'm jealous.

Shawnee said...

I really LOVE how your laundry room turned out. You're right - you and your hubby are a perfect team!!

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