Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quick laundry room makeover

I was making some homemade laundry soap and was inspired to do a quick laundry room makeover. I have a collection of enamel ware that I love! In the big pot is my homemade liquid detergent, in the middle pot is my oxi-clean (this too can be made from scratch) and in the pitcher is my Downy liquid softener.

The pictures that are hanging I framed about 7 years ago. While doing a big church clean up one Sunday I came across these old Sunday school pictures. I LOVED the vintage look they had so instead of pitching them in the garbage, I framed them. I could not find a place in my house to hang them and thought one day I would just sell them on ebay but yesterday I remembered I had them and decided they may look nice in my (very tiny)laundry room. I think they will live there for a while, at least until I find a better home for them in the future.

This is my dry homemade laundry soap. It is a labor of love. It takes me over an hour to grate by hand 3 bars of soap. I usually end up with about 2-3 cuts on my finger from the grater but it is soooooooooooo worth it.

So there you have it. The room really needs more work the walls need a coat of paint and there is a border that needs to come down. The shelf is MDF board and it is a bit warped but I just covered it in some linen and lace and wa-la........... I am happy with the quick results from just adding some fun things and getting rid of the clutter that was there before. As you can imagine, I spend a great deal of time in this room!

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