Monday, April 02, 2012

Laundry Room Accessory

I've been putting this simple project off for too long... and now I know why.  Soon after I finished the cloth napkin wall art, I was visiting my favorite store (you know the one) and came across this cute striped towel on clearance for $4.  I didn't know why I was drawn to it at the time, but I decided to buy it anyway.  When I got home, I realized... it was the perfect match to the wall art in the laundry room.  I seem to do that often, buy things not knowing what I'll do with it, but then later find the perfect spot or idea.  Does this happen to you?  
 I've had this cute double knob piece for over a year.  I found it at Hobby Lobby and haven't seen one since, so I'm glad I picked it up!   At one point it hung in the laundry room, but it lacked color, so I took it down.  After reviewing all the colors in my new towel, I decided Krylon's Avocado would bring it to life.  The knobs would not remove easily, so I taped around them and gave it 3-4 coats.  My sweet boy "reading" in the background, I didn't have the heart to ask him to scooch.
I'm so glad it dries in 10 minutes because I was anxious to get it on the wall and see how it looked in the room.  
I'm not crazy about these next two pictures, this room is hard to photograph, so bear with me.  
Hopefully you can get an idea of the room in this shot... sorry, tight quarters!
Isn't fun?  I love the color.  My washer and dryer are hooked up wrong, washer is on the right, dryer is on the left.  We thought we could switch it when we first moved in, but dryer duct poses a problem.  :)  Makes doing laundry a little awkward, but I've gotten used to it over the years.  I like to have a hand towel close by after stuffing dirties in the washer, so this is perfect.

Oh, by the way, if you didn't guess... my favorite store is Home Goods!  :)

  
TDC Before and After

8 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love this idea. Megan

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

It looks great! I love breathing new life into my old stuff! Your room looks so pretty!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Love your projects! So glad you stopped by. I'm now following along!

Jenny said...

So cute! I really wish I had a Hobby Lobby in Rhode Island.

Jenny

Angie said...

That is really cute! Your laundry room looks so good!
Angie

Kari at A Grace Full Life said...

Hi Alicia!

I am awarding your blog the Liebster Blog Award!! Here is the link to see the post in which your blog is featured

http://agracefull-life.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-major-award.html

Congrats!!!
Kari

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Guess Kari (above) and I had the same idea. :) Wanted to let you know we are passing along the Liebster Award to you! Here is the link to check it out...

http://ourpinterestingfamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/liebster-award.html

:) Megan

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a lovely idea.

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