Our laundry room was a complete eyesore, but it just wasn't in the budget to splurge on redecorating overhaul. Instead I decided give the room a makeover for under $20.
Here is a Before shot of the laundry room. The hot water tank is clearly hanging out of the closet. Luckily my husband had an old piece of plywood hanging around in the shed, so I installed this piece beside the washing machine (so I would have a place to fold laundry).
Project Expenses & Supplies:
I purchased a package of cloth curtains for $12 at Big Lots.
1 pkg Staples $3.
1 Black Curtain Rod - purchased at a Walmart $5.
First, I installed the curtain rod and a single curtain over the Water Closet doorway. Using leftover paint from when we originally painted the room, I painted the shelf beside the washing machine.
Next, Using a pair of pinking shears, I cut the remaining curtain into several pieces. One to create a curtain for the shelf, leaving a hide away area for the laundry hamper, another to to create decorative pieces for the existing shelves. The stripes really add a nice contrast to the room.
To attach the fabric, I simply stapled the fabric to the plywood. As you can see from the photo, I stapled the fabric in the stripes, which make the staples nearly impossible to spot.
To make a window dressing for the door, I cut a section of curtain, gathered the material every 3 inches, poked a hole in it and tied it with raffia, repeating all across the top.
The bottom is cut in a scalloped shape with pinking shears (to prevent unraveling).
While this isn't a complete "Makeover", it certainly spruced up the room and gave it a more "homey" feel with a splash of color.
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