With a vintage linens business, and a busy family, I spend a lot of time in my laundry room. When we moved into this house a year ago, I picked a pretty, soothing blue for the walls. Since then, I've slowly been adding little touches to the room to make it more to my liking. I figure: if I've got to spend so much time in here, I might as well enjoy the view!
This week I hung a curtain over the window. This neat curtain is a vintage piece that I found at an estate sale. I'm not sure what it was meant for -- and it's not perfect (it's got a few missing stitches and a couple of holes), but when I saw it, with all of the hand stitching and darling fabric appliques, I knew I couldn't leave it behind. I wanted to use it as a curtain, but wasn't sure how. It was my friend Kari's idea to hang it with my favorite tiny clothes pins (from Ikea, long ago). Eureka! It couldn't have been more simple -- I screwed 2 cup hooks into the wall, close to the ceiling line. Then I tied a bright pink ribbon between the hooks, and hung the curtain with the pins. It turns out that it's the perfect size, and it has a lot of "cute" factor!
Other things I've added to the room include a tiny painting from a thift store,