Laundry Closet Makeover - Part 2

Welcome back to my Laundry Closet Makeover! If you missed Part 1, you can see it HERE.
Today I'm going to share two more projects!
First:
Laundry Rules Sign
I first saw these laundry rules on etsy, in vinyl form. Although I like the idea of vinyl, I need to use every opportunity I can to inject color into my rental white laundry closet. I decided to put my Digital Scrapbooking skills to work and this is the end result. I couldn't love it more! I used a digital scrapbook kit at Nitwit Collections called "What's All The Buzz About". This is a bug themed kit, but I was able to pull papers and elements from it that worked perfectly with my color scheme. I created my sign at 8"x10" and had it printed at Walgreens. I used a frame I already had on hand that I had picked up from T.J. Maxx on clearance last year. 

Second:
Coordinated Clothes Pins
I have these sitting in an old jam jar on a shelf in the laundry closet. I don't used them, but they add a cute little decorative detail to the closet and I love how they match my fabric perfectly.
Here's the how-to:

Step 1:
Gather Supplies
Mod Podge - Decorative Paper - Clothes Pins - Scissors - Paint Brush
To make these coordinate with my Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Fabric, I simply saved the sample pictures from the internet and then printed them off on matte photo paper. Each square of "fabric paper" is about 4"x4". You could use fabric scraps instead, but my fabric choices have large patterns on them and you wouldn't be able to see them once adhered to the clothes pins. 

Step 2:
Cut Paper Strips To the Size Of Your Clothespins
Measure your clothes pin and then using your scissors or a razor blade, cut strips from your patterned paper. Be sure to make a strip for the front and back sides of the clothespin.

Step 3:
Adhere Paper To Clothespin
Using your paint brush, Apply Mod Podge to your clothes pin and the back side of your paper. Press paper onto your clothes pin, smoothing all air bubbles out. Trim sides if necessary.
Optional: Before glueing the paper to your clothespin, you can paint it in a color of your choice. I chose to leave my clothespin natural because it went with the over all feel I was trying to create in my room.
Optional: Apply a thin coat of mod podge over finished clothespin to seal it. Since mine I strictly decorative I didn't do this, but if you will be using these definitely apply a protective coat.

Step 4:
Admire
Fill an empty jar with your clothes pin, step back and admire your perfectly coordinated accessory!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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8 comments:

Maria said...

Lovely! I am loving this laundry room makeover. Such great project ideas! Nice details too.

Carrie said...

I am in love with those clothespins! So pretty!

The Harris Family said...

Very cute projects. I love your little sign. I am planning on featuring it tomorrow- hope thats okay.
-Crystal
crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Becky aka. Bettie Rocker said...

adorable!

Allison said...

Cute, cute! And that sign is ADORABLE! :)

Kate said...

I am loving this makeover! Too cute Nicole.

Staci J said...

I LOVE your fresh yummy colors, and that sign is tooo cute!! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

Jill said...

Cute! I love when the laundry room gets some attention. It makes doing laundry so much more pleasant! :)

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