If you've been reading my blog for a while then you know that I suffer from OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Decorating. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem. There have to be others out there like me. I just get tired of stuff after a while and like to change things up. Does anyone else do this? Say yes even if you don't so I don't feel like a wierdo - thanks!
Here's the deal-e-o . . . Last year I updated my laundry room with a new shelf and some dollar store accessories. I started with this:
Ummm, yeah. There are no words.
Then it looked like this for a while:
Definitely better but I was ready for a change. I know, I know. I just changed it up a year ago but that is actually a long time for me. : )
Here is my laundry room today - after a few minor changes:
Can you tell I got a new camera too? Holey moley those old pictures are awful!
I purchased the wood letters at JoAnn's and gave them a few coats of black paint.
The old wash board got some turquoise paint to spruce it up a bit. I also painted an old frame, added the laundry room subway art and added a few accessories.
I still love the tray with all my soap and laundry supplies on it. Remember that I'm vertically challenged so it's nice to have everything within reach. I put the dryer sheets in a ceramic pot that I had and added some ribbon. Much better than an ugly dryer sheet box! Of course those detergent bottles don't look so great but I think I've got a solution for those! (see bottom of post)
The round black rug was a clearance find at Walmart. I got 2 and put the other one in Hannah's bedroom.
My laundry room is really small. I don't even think of it as a room. More like a closet with a washer and dryer in it. Handyman Hubby added some hooks for me to hang clothes on. Using every amount of space is key when dealing with a teeny tiny room like this.
Okay, before I shut up and end this extremely loooong post, I have a question for you all. I have been thinking about making my own laundry soap. What do you think? Do you make your own? I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts. Thanks bunches!
I have 2 reasons for wanting to do this. #1- Laundry soap is expensive and I'd like to save some money by making my own. Reason #2 - I can put the detergent in a cute little container and get rid of those ugly plastic bottles!!
Yes I know that is a cheesy reason but hey, I suffer from OCD - obsessive compulsive decorating - so it's really beyond my control!
Have an awesome day!!
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