Here is a Before shot of the laundry room. The hot water tank is clearly hanging out of the closet. Dh had an old piece of plywood
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.
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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