Can I tell you how much I hate vertical blinds???
First...the art. I found THIS darling bright laundry room makeover on BHG.com.
I encourage you to look through all the photos. They also included a free pdf download of these vintage-inspired prints. I loved them...but wanted to personalize them to the "beachy" colors I had in my laundry curtain. I just copied the pictures into the free paint program included in windows, and colored them to match my needs and altered the wording a bit.
When I got them the way I wanted, I printed the pictures on cardstock.
To frame the photos, I spray painted some old oak frames white, and then cut foam board to fit. I adhered the prints, and then created mattes with fabric and ribbon. I used fabric glue to keep it all in place. Here's a little photo tutorial:
I hung the pictures, and loved how they looked with my curtain. The oak grain shows through the paint, and looks more "beachy" to me.
I used the quote from my old laundry room (was that just last summer?)
The room still needed something! So, using scraps I had around, I made a little banner. The flags are the same size as the larger triangles on my July wreath.
So there you have it. Adding a cafe curtain and some simple details made a huge difference.
Now I'm off to start some more laundry!
Sharing with Someday Crafts, Lemontree Creations, Freckled Laundry, Creation Corner, and Just a Girl.