A few months ago I showed you the new paint job in my laundry room. Since then, we've added upper cabinets, and I made some accessories. Can I just say I love Ikea? I'm so sad we're moving even further away from it.
Here are the cabinets:
I completely love how this opens. It just feels cool.
Did you notice the little saying by the washer? I painted it as I did the lettering HERE and HERE, and the quote was inspired by this post on calico. Here's a close up.
I used the Suzie's Hand font, italicized, and then googled "bird silhouette" to find a bird image. I love the font because the "s" is just how I sign my name.
We also found this great bar at Ikea that also had cool hooks to hang stuff with. I use it for a towel bar, and then made some fun cans to hold extra stuff in like car keys and dryer balls.
I found that fun metal holder for soap and hand sanitizer at my local thrift store for 50 cents. The fabric lined cans were an inspiration after making a large fruit salad for the 4th of July. I'll post a tutorial later this week on how to make your own. Also hanging from the bar is one of my embellished towels. So nice to have right by the sink!
To the far left you'll find my awesome Noodlehead inspired mail holder, and a decoupaged pencil box.
Anna's mail organizer tutorial was easy to follow. I had the canvas thanks to Bee in My Bonnet's giveaway (the first canvas was made into my Spa Art). Anna even featured it on her blog!
The pencil box was from my childhood...it has held many things through the years. I decided it still had use left, and using decoupage glue, covered it with strips of a shopping bag that otherwise may have been thrown away.
I added a little grosgrain ribbon tag for opening, and then decoupaged paper to the inside. Perfect spot for mobile phone chargers and my husband's pocket stuff.
Last week I showed you how I labeled bins and walls in my laundry room (and throughout the house). Here are the laundry sorter labels in action.
My laundry room is now my favorite space. As we are preparing to move, I hope it will be a fun spot for the new owner, too.
Thanks for letting me play show and tell. All of July while we were on pins and needles with job interviews, and waiting to see what our future would hold. I decided to act like we were moving, and prepared to stage our house as best I could. I considered it a way to show faith that the Lord would answer our prayers.
All the creating gave me an outlet for my worry, and I finally got my house just like I wanted it to be. And it worked. We sold our house in one day. We close next week, and begin a new chapter of our lives soon. We're still waiting to find out when we can move into our new home, which is about 2.5 hours away from our current location. Until then, between packing and taking care of our family, I'll still be sewing a little until everything is packed up.
Linked up to Someday Crafts, Tea Rose Home, Blue Cricket Design, Somewhat Simple, and House of Hepworths, Paisley Passions, Tatertots and Jello, and Madigan Made.
Shared with Someday Craft's Laundry Room Party.