Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Let's Make the Laundry Room Pretty!

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,

and new knobs that look like pink roses (thanks, Anthropologie!). It's become a pretty girly room, but let's face it, the one man in this house rarely darkens the door of the laundry room. So, might as well girl it up! Hope you like it!

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