Creations, Finders Keepers!

DD is fixing up her laundry room and has asked me to help~”Just think, Mom, we could do a before and after and you could blog about it!”

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Uh oh…..

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Her birthday is coming up so I thought I’d make her a little surprise~just to get things started decor wise~

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a funky sign board for decoration as well as a practical solution for odds and ends

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You know, the stuff that always accumulates and you never know where to put it!

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Her house is decorated in shades of gray and white,Β  with an occasional touch of navy

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Her style is clean, modern and minimalistic

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so I have to keep things toned down

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The laundry room is a mud room by definition {being the passage way from the garage to the inside of the house} but it is really big, and needs some pops to make it inviting, and some simple organization

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The washer and dryer are actually IN a closet with lovely folding doors, but DD wants to hang a curtain or piece of fabric behind them to hide pipes and ugly stuff.

“Why don’t you just close the doors?” I asked….silly me

“Mom, I do laundry allΒ  the time, that would never work!”

Of course not!

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So we are in the process of finding/making a curtain, and she wants to use a graphic print, either gray and white or navy and white

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I painted the sign with ASCP Old white, added gray “bubbles” [ a little laundry room humor ] and used navy for the text and some dots around the edge.Β  I did apply a little dark wax, just to give the white paint a little character and depth…but not too much, DD is more modern than vintage.

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Clothespins are glued on [E6000 bonding glue] to hold hanging buckets to collect pocket change, buttons etc.

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Her birthday’s not til next Tuesday, so mum’s the word!

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Are you wondering about the black labels?

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They are chalkboard labels that I found in the wedding crafts section of Hobby Lobby!

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These things are awesome! Tomorrow I will show you how I used them in some easy Halloween decor~

Thanks so much for your visit!

wooden plaque, metal buckets and labels from Hobby Lobby

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Coastal Charm

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6 Responses to “Creations, Finders Keepers!”
  1. What a fun idea! I wish there was a Hobby Lobby around here-enjoy:@)

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  2. a quiet life says:

    what a darling house and such a cute addition! i love that idea of collecting the odd bits and pieces, done to perfection~ i have those same labels, not from hobby lobby, they are not out west, but from the most expensive store on the planet 😦

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  3. Great signs and I’m envious of your daughter’s mud/laundry room!

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  4. laurie says:

    How cute that is, Jenna! Love the addition of the bubbles on the sign, and the little buckets are so cute with their chalkboard labels. Wow! What a wonderful laundry room she has! laurie

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  5. Mary says:

    Jenna, What a cute sign and I’m sure her laundry room “redo” will be fun and creative knowing you! I had to chuckle at ‘Why don’t you just close the doors?” πŸ™‚ Her style/house~ clean, modern and minimal is the polar opposite of mine! I have always had a laundry room in a narrow hall off the garage or here at the lake in a small closet-size space. One day…

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