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Laundry Room Decorating?

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Have you jumped on the Laundry Room decorating bandwagon, yet?

I mean, when we first built our house, I wanted every room to look nice. I have to admit, though, my laundry room got the pictures that were left over. The stuff I had no place left in the house to put. It was either the laundry room or the garage sale.

I thought it looked nice though.  I liked the pictures. Some Victorian looking things that were in pretty oval antique gold-looking plastic frames. Boom. Laundry room decorated. I had my decorating act together, right?

Then along comes Pinterest and low-and-behold, fancy-britches women everywhere had STUNNING laundry rooms. Where in the heck do they do their clothes? These things were fancier than my living room. I rolled my eyes at them. Rediculousness, I thought. Fancy laundry rooms? Are you kidding me? Did Jo and Chip start this craziness? What were they thinking. This was not reality. No way.

Then I got a Silhouette (see my link below). Just for scrapbooking. I had no idea what HTV and 651 and all of that even meant. Then I saw one of my friends, Carla, making T-shirts. What??? They were cute, too. I made one. It worked! I made several, then put my silhouette away for a while as I jumped on another bandwagon-of-the-moment.

I saw friends making signs. I got the silhouette back out and made a few. Cool beans. Not my thing, but I made a few and was proud of them.

Then I got addicted to Pinterest and those dang laundry room photos haunted me in my sleep. The dungeon where all socks go to die was beginning to look a little dreary. A lot dreary. The beautifully coiffed lady sniffing a rose in my fake ornate frame was now hanging cockeyed. She had probably been a little off for years. Honestly, I had not noticed. I spend as little time as possible in there, to tell you the truth. But…and this is the real tell-all here, I ran out of rooms to redo. I had already Pinterest-ed the living room 2 or 3 times. The kitchen switched rug and dish cloth colors so often, even I couldn’t keep up. The bathrooms had been done and redone. The living room was on the 3rd set of furniture. The laundry room got all of the old rugs as I rotated them out of one room, into another. That was the jist of my laundry room decor from 2003-2018. Shame on me.

Love it or hate it, Pinterest is FULL of ideas and inspiration. I finally decided I would go for it and decided on a couple of stencils. I got a big scrap board and a couple of 12 x 12 canvas panels.

I grabbed my paint brushes and painted my pantry doors. I made a chalkboard panel on my HVAC door, and made a couple of signs.

I hid a baggie of colored chalk behind the A/C panel door and told the hubby and the grandkids about it. My granddaughter, Jewel, leaves me the sweetest messages behind, when she comes to visit. Hubby didn’t take the hint. Looks like he did use it though. I found some meadurements and and electrical diagram configuration on it. Typical stuff at my house.

Here are a few shots of my cabinet doirs and the chalk board panel. I painted cute messages on the door pulls. Have you priced door pulls lately? Sheesh! These cost me $1.50 a pair and are one-of-a-kind. The other ones that I kinda, almost liked at lowes were $8.50 each. For door pulls. I am way too cheap tor that. (Now my kitchen, a more “important” room, has a mis-match of REALLY CUTE knobs from Hobby Lobby. That’s a different story, and we all know I got them at 40% Off, right?)

 

You might notice that my pictures are not quite Pinterest worthy. I am not saying that I was purposly hiding what might or might not be unfolded on top of my dryer. I am not saying that my un-perfectly angled photos were hiding anything. I will leave that up to your speculation. I will say, however, that we do use this room solely for the purpose in which it was intended. For 2 people, we have a LOT of laundry!

Anywho, I hope you enjoy my fancy-schmancy home made laundry room decor. Now, back to the kitchen. (I am thinking of painting my countertops-I saw it on Pinterest!)

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46 Comments

  • Reply Bola December 26, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Nicely done. I may have to spice up my laundry room as well.

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:35 AM

      Thank you! I smile instead of cringe when I enter the laundry room now!

  • Reply T.M. Brown December 26, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    I love the idea of decorating the laundry room ~ I mean, we do spend some quality time in there, right? It’s certainly on my project list, but may need to wait until I get a few other things done around the house. Great ideas, though – love the chalk board panels!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:36 AM

      Thank you. I would love to see pics of yours when it is done!

  • Reply Deanna December 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    So fun! What a great spot in the house to get super creative. Love all your ideas!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:37 AM

      Thank you, it really was a lot of fun!

  • Reply Kathryn at QuestFor47 December 23, 2018 at 3:07 AM

    Having a decorated laundry room is a great idea, because it’ll actually encourage you to go there, not to mention actually DO the laundry.

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:38 AM

      I don’t know that I spend any more time actually in the laundry room, but I am much more likely to have a smile on my fave when I do!

  • Reply Brianna December 22, 2018 at 2:21 AM

    My laundry room is on my to do list for 2019. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:39 AM

      Thank you! It really was a fun project!

  • Reply Flor December 21, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    It is amazing what one can do with a silhouette! It’s so much fun!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:39 AM

      I love mine, and find new and different uses for it all of the time! Cutting out hearts for a Valentine’s Day window display right now!

  • Reply Laura December 21, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    So clever! Love the name of your blog! Who needs pants anyway!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:40 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply Shelly December 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    This is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:43 AM

      Glad you liked it, thank you!

  • Reply Kimberly December 21, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:45 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply Katie December 21, 2018 at 6:39 AM

    The Laundry room haunts me too, you aren’t alone! I have plans for stuff, but it’s so low on my list. The sign and t shirt making is cool! Maybe I need a silhouette for all my other projects!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:46 AM

      You will really enjoy the Silhouette!

  • Reply Jennifer December 21, 2018 at 4:21 AM

    These are such cute ideas! I don’t think I have updated our laundry room in 25 years, but I love laundry! I will have to make the room a little more user friendly and fun!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:46 AM

      You will be glad you did it!

  • Reply Tricia Snow December 21, 2018 at 2:51 AM

    Never thought of this! Thank you for the tips!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:46 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply Susan Franklin December 21, 2018 at 2:43 AM

    I love your post – you have a light and fun way about you! I agree Pinterest is FULL of ideas and very addicting. But – you are having fun! On to the next Pinterest project!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:47 AM

      Thank you, and you are exactly right! Off in Pinterest Heaven!

  • Reply Robin December 21, 2018 at 2:03 AM

    Cool ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:47 AM

      You’re welcome, thank you!

  • Reply Hollysbirdnest.com December 21, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    Wow this is really an awesome post! Thank you for sharing these great ideas, I had never thought about decorating the laundry room, but it seems to be the new thing to do!!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:48 AM

      Yes, I jumped on that bandwagon, and am so glad I did!

  • Reply Rachel Newlon December 21, 2018 at 12:12 AM

    These are beautiful! I love DIY things like this!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:48 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply Lauri December 20, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    I am a huge fan of chalk board paint – nice job!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:48 AM

      Me, too! Thank you!

  • Reply Janice December 20, 2018 at 8:25 PM

    Never thought of decorating the laundry room.

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:49 AM

      It was a really fun project!

  • Reply Lisa December 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    It looks great to me! Hobby Lobby is my go-to for decorating. If I can’t buy it at Hobby Lobby, it doesn’t get done haha!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:50 AM

      I am easing my way into Michaels and JoAnne’s a little, but Hobby Lobby is still always my first stop!

  • Reply Jocelyn December 20, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Cute and well done! I like the idea of a chalk board in there. Leave little messages and reminders.

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:50 AM

      Yes, me, too! I love the messages my grandchildren leave for me!

  • Reply Katie Mitchell December 20, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Cute! My sister-in-law has a cricut and makes shirts on it all the time. They are so cool!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:51 AM

      I agree, there is so much we can do at home now!

  • Reply Melissa Parcel December 20, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    My laundry room is very tiny, not sure there’s any room to do any decorating but it could use a good paint job.

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:52 AM

      Painting is a good place to start! You could paint them with a colored chalk paint, and just wrtie and draw right on the walls! How cool wouldvthat be!

  • Reply Nicki December 20, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Door pulls can be crazy expensive!!! Yours are super cute!

    • Reply gethealthyllc January 10, 2019 at 3:53 AM

      Thank you! I just got some new knob transfers from Prima to try, but I think I like my hand painted ones just as well!

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