Laundry Closet Makeover - Part 4

I'm back with a cute little storage basket to hold all my Laundry Supplies!
If you missed the first parts of my Laundry Closet Makeover, you can view them HERE.
I've had this basket for years. I think we got it as a gift full of goodies several Christmases ago. I've always loved the shape of it and it has found a home in several different rooms of the house. After a few tweaks, it is now a perfect and functional addition to my Laundry Closet!

I toyed around with painting it white, but in the end decided that I liked the natural color and that it went perfectly with my "springy fresh" theme I am trying to create.
I loved that it has a natural inset toward the top...perfect for adding a ribbon! I could have kept this easy and just used ribbon, but remember I have all these yummy coordinating fabrics that I want to incorporate into the room:
So, I created my own fabric ribbon! First I measured the length and width of the groove on my basket. I then added 1/2" to the width to allow for a 1/4" folded hem on each side. (I wanted my ribbon to finish at 2" wide, so I cut it at 2-1/2")
Then I cut out my strip of fabric, using my fabulous Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Fabric!
Next, I folded both long sides under 1/4" and ironed and sewed them down. As long as you iron, you probably don't need to sew this down, but I love the finished look that stitching brings to a piece.
When done sewing, my piece looked like this:
Then using my trusty glue gun, I started gluing my fabric ribbon onto my basket, starting in the middle.
When done gluing, it looked like this.
To cover the part where my ribbon overlaps {and to bring more color and excitement to the basket} I glued on a silk flower. I didn't like the center of the flower, and I didn't have any buttons that matched, so I covered a large button I had with another coordinating fabric and glued it to the center of the flower.
Last time I ran to the store they didn't have the detergent that I normally get, so I grabbed this smaller bottle and it ended up working perfectly because now my iron fits in the basket, too!
I was so excited to find this Bloom sign on sale for 70% off last week! I had been stalking it at Stein Mart, waiting for it to go on sale. I LOVE it!! I originally got it to go in my hall bathroom, but I think it will find its home in the laundry closet!

....and here is a sneak peak of what I will be revealing next!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!!

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12 comments:

kati said...

oh how cute... I am a big fan of the word signs but have never seen one as cute as the bloom... love the basket... what a cheery way of doing laundry!

Becky said...

Cute love the colors

Janet said...

Love the Colors and the Fabric! Beautiful!

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

Your room is shaping up to be such a beautiful one. Does it inspire you to do the laundry? Just wondering if a beautiful room helps in that department (I'm needing some laundry inspiration). Looking forward to the next update.

Michella @ whimsy-lane.blogspot.com said...

I have that same basket, now I know what to do with it! I love the Bloom sign too, it's all coming together perfectly...wondering why you didn't go with pink:)

Julie said...

Very nice...makes me want to redo my laundry room!

Allison said...

Super cute!! And I LOVE the fabric of those curtains!

Kindra said...

That would make me in the mood for laundry! Great job!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a cute idea, I hadn't thought of fancy-ing up my laundry room, it could really use it! I saw your profile pic, my husband is in the military as well- Air Force! Thanks for stopping by Adventures In Creating!

the cape on the corner said...

love the shape of that basket, and it looks so sweet with the ribbon. you don't even wanna know what my laundry room looks like...we're in the middle of a basement remodel and that's where the laundry room is. unpleasant right now.

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your comment on my bedroom revamping. i truly appreciate your kind words, and i like it better this way, too!

The Harris Family said...

Adorable basket. I'm pretty sure you are going to have the cutest laundry room ever!
-Crystal

Joy said...

Very cute, I love the ribbon detail with the flowers you added. Kind of makes doing laundry a bit more fun.

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