I set out to makeover my laundry room over 3 years ago.
made a shade out of a shower curtain, and hung it on a DIY curtain rod.
I added shelves, changed out the storage baskets and made label tags for them.
I also shopped the house for a rug to soften up the laundry room floor. I was so pleased with the progress, that I started leaving the laundry room door open.
The fresh, coastal colors of the new shade calmed me.
And, every time I saw that picture of my little girl, I smiled. (I can’t believe she’s 16 now!)
But, it didn’t last long.
While I struggled to figure out a laundry system that works, the dirty laundry piled up, spilling onto the floor. And, clean laundry covered the top of the dryer.
I couldn’t stand the sight of the clutter any longer. So, I closed the door.
It’s time. It’s time to pick up where I left off and finish this makeover.
Over the next few weeks, I will:
~paint the walls
~install a drying rack
~hang the broom, mop and ironing board
~create and hang art
~and purchase clear containers to store detergents
While I tackle that list, I thought I would leave you with instructions for making your own DIY wooden label tags.
~wooden tags with a hole (I purchased mine from Pick Your Plum.)
~craft paint (I used Americana acrylic paint in Snow White.)
~twine or ribbon
~labels made on the computer
~Mod Podge or other sealant glue.
~Paint the wooden tags on one side, let dry and paint the other side. (The paint dries very fast.)
~Create your labels on the computer… just open a word document, choose a font style and size (that will fit on your tags) and type the words you need.
~Print the labels and cut around the words making sure they will fit on the wooden tags.
~Glue the labels onto the tags with Mod Podge.
~Smooth out any bubbles with a plastic card, like a credit card.
~After the glue has dried, use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge over the labels. This will seal them in place and protect them from tearing or smudging.
~Use twine or ribbon to tie the tags onto your baskets.
See you in class,