Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Laundry Room Art

Happy Tuesday, my blog-reading friends!  I know you are all waiting with baited breath to learn which baskets we chose for our entertainment center, but I haven't quite wrapped up that project yet.  Instead, I thought it was about time for an update on our laundry room progress.

While my Mister and the kids enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather this past weekend, I was working away in the house.  My Saturday "morning" project of painting the laundry room ended up taking me all day as I unexpectedly decided to install our new counter top above the washer and dryer at the same time.  We're still working on some finishing touches in the space, but I did manage to complete our laundry room art gallery and am exited to share it with you today.  I even have a special little gift for each of you -- a free printable available for download.  Woot-woot!

(Sorry for all the glare on these pictures; I am clearly still working on my photography skills!)

I am by no means a graphic designer, so when I started looking for art for our laundry room, I headed straight to the World Wide Web to research what was already available to me online.  We are going with a yellow/gray/blue color scheme in our laundry room and I found some great free downloadable art that I knew would be perfect in our space.

I am constantly confused by the icons on the laundry labels so I love-love-love this laundry "cheat sheet" (download it for free here).  It is available in four different colors; I chose the yellow in order to add a little more color into the room.

Since the graphic was created for a square frame, I used a blue and white trellis wrapping paper for the background.  The wrapping paper is from T.J. Maxx and I can't wait to find other uses for it.

I have seen this laundry room subway style art floating around Pinterest for a while now.  The colors were a perfect match for my space and I used leftover wrapping paper from the medicine cabinet as matting.

With two toddlers in my house, messes are inevitable.  I knew I wanted a stain removal guide as part of my art gallery and since I couldn't find one that quite met my needs, I decided to create my own.  And because I adore you all so much, I am providing it for you for to download FREE here.  You're welcome!

It is amazing how adding art to a wall can complete a space and bring a polished look to a room.  Without the art, the laundry room is just a place to wash clothes and store cleaning supplies.  But somehow, with the art, it becomes an actual legit room in the house.  Suddenly it is an inviting place that I want to spend time in.  Imagine, wanting to spend time in your laundry room!  Never thought I would say that!

Stay tuned for more of our laundry room makeover, as well as an answer to your burning basket questions!

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