Monday, October 31, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover

I love the country style of decorating and it's slowly taking over my whole house!  Something about it speaks "warm and cozy" and that's just the feel I want my family and guests to have.
That being said - I'm working on re-doing my laundry room in the country style - but trying to do it with as little costs as possible.  I've been hoarding my birthday money for a few weeks now and decided to visit a local country store and see what I could find.  I purchased 4 things -- the wreath, a small lighted house, a little country jar, and a few "rag balls" in different sizes.
I'll show you more on them later this week -- but today I'm featuring the curtain I made to cover up the shelf above my washer and dryer.
After I left the country store I hit upon the idea of making my curtain out of muslin material.  Two reasons --- 1. It looks very country  2. It doesn't cost very much per yard and I'd have enough of my birthday money left to afford it!  I stopped by our local Wal-mart (which has just started selling material on the bolts again -- so happy about that!) and found what I was looking for and also a cute quilt looking print to add as a colorful border at the bottom of the curtain.  I only needed one yard of the quilt print and about 3 yards of the muslin for this curtain. I'm super happy with how it turned out -- especially since I have very little patience in sewing.
Come back tomorrow and I'll show you some more of my homemade decorations!

This post linked to:
Take A Look Tuesday 
Whatever You Want Wednesday

7 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Very nice!

Mrs. Smith said...

Oh, that looks so good! You have my mind rolling with what I can do to our laundry room! The curtain over the shelves is a fantastic idea. That is going to be my next project! Thanks for the idea!

Tiki said...

Wonderful job! I too am a fan of muslin. I try to keep some on hand at all times. I did a similar project in my laundry also. Curtains are a perfect solution to spruce up the laundry!

Sweet .n. Simple said...

That country look does have a tendency to "take over" doesn't it! I like your handmade curtain. I LOVE making things for my home. Sewing isn't one of my strong points, but I made all my own valances because they were easy - just straight stitches:) Can't wait to see the other goodies...

Shelly said...

Your curtain turned out so nice! I can't wait to see what you show tomorrow. :)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Love it. You are a remarkable woman and get so many projects done. I'm a bit of a procrastinator and would think about it for weeks before I actually did it. You really did a nice job on those curtains. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby

Mynnette said...

This is too cute--using curtains over the washer and dryer is super cute!!! I have some blog awards that I would like to pass along to you--please stop by when you get a chance to see why you totally deserve them! :)