The “heavy” work in the laundry room is done and it is time for the fun stuff! Dressing a newly revamped room is one of my favourite things to do. Seeing it all come together makes all the extra effort worth it. I’m here today to share some of what we used as art in our laundry room.
On the long wall in the room we hung our Upcycled Oar with keyhooks and a cute little whitewashed cottage sign that we picked up at our neighbours moving sale in the fall.
Across from this wall and above the black coat hooks we put up some shadow boxes that we had also used in the previous laundry room.
The shadow boxes were a beautiful rich wood colour that didn’t work well with the new scheme but I had my heart set on keeping them in the room. A quick solution was to give them a couple of coats of white paint (letting a little of the old colour show through in spots). A fun way to recycle your precious baby clothes as art – they are my favourite thing in the room because they display some of our sons’ tiny baby clothes and shoes and I love this daily reminder of the boys as babies.
Near the washer and dryer we also put back up a cute little “Stain Removal” guide that we have owned since our very first house.
On the other side of the laundry counter I wanted something of a similar size, so I painted an old black frame white and created a printable laundry themed word sign using PicMonkey. Feel free to copy and print it if you would like to use it in your own laundry room. Just right-click on the image below and save it to your hard drive, then print at home.
The new laundry counter got some accessories as well.
This Muskoka/Adirondack chair tile art piece was a gift from my Mom when we moved into our lake house.
This beach sign was picked up at the same neighbour’s moving sale that we got the cottage sign from. Looking at some ‘beachy’ accessories when I am doing laundry reminds me of fun and sunshine (instead of the pile of clean laundry that I need to fold and put away…).
We also picked up some different storage baskets, some of which I created simple labels for (like the ones I made for the pantry). I will be back this weekend with more details and pictures of the finished room as a whole!
What sort of things have you done to decorate your laundry room? Have you put up art? What did you use? I would love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading. And remember, my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.
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