Project laundry room

The laundry room is coming along :)

I’ve already shown you my first project (my DIY indoor shutters) and now I have a couple more projects that I’ve been working on.

I wanted to do some sort of unique feature wall and came up with an idea using hangers. Yep, regular old wire hangers covered in fabric.  I had some leftover fabric from my pillows so it was budget friendly too :)

This project was so simple and I thought it would be a fun thing to do with my daughter, Kamry.

So, here’s all of my scrap fabric I had to use in all different colors and patterns.  This is a great way to make use of those small pieces of fabric you’re not sure what to do with.

hanger project1

Then we just traced the hanger onto the fabric leaving some extra room so it can be wrapped around the hanger.

hanger project 2

My lovely assistant helping me cut the fabric

hanger project 3

Then I just got out my hot glue gun and simply wrapped it around the edge and glued it.

hanger project 4

This is all I’m going to show you for now.  I don’t want to spoil the big reveal 😉

The other thing that I’ve been working on is my laundry sorter.  I LOVE my laundry sorter.  It was a little pricey (around $80 from Target) but it was SO worth it.  The bags are a good size and made of heavy duty canvas so they can hold a lot.  It has been a lifesaver because now my kids can help sort their own laundry (check out my post about this here).  But to make it even more organized I wanted to label the bags.  I tossed around some different ideas like embroidering, stenciling, painting…but I decided to go with an iron-on transfer.  It’s something I’ve never tried and seemed like it would be the easiest way to do it.

So here’s a before picture:

laundry before 2

You can see that the bags are narrow so I decided to do the words vertical.

I started by designing the words on Pic Monkey.  If you’ve never used this program before you are missing out!  It’s like Photoshop for dummies, like me 😉  There is a free version online but if you pay for a subscription you have access to everything and it’s only $33 a year. I use it for everything.  I design all of my pictures and Pinterest posts with it and it’s awesome.  Anyway, enough about that.  So here’s what I did.  First, I chose my font which was a Pottery Barn font that I downloaded.  Then you need to make sure to flip your font so it’s a mirror image because when you iron it on it you have to flip it over

designinglaundrylabels

Then I printed the words onto the transfer paper and cut them out

laundrylabels

Then you just flip them over and iron them on.  Super easy

ironing on labels

Now I will admit… they did not turn out like I thought they would.  Some of the letters were a little patchy in spots, but after I looked at it I decided I really liked the look!  It looked old and worn and made it feel kind of vintagey (is that a word?)

laundry bags

Well there’s your sneak peek for now!   I’ll be finishing up some more projects over the weekend and I can’t wait to show you how they turn out!  Check back soon!

MarKaySig

8 thoughts on “Project laundry room

  1. You really do have a lovely assistant, and your laundry room is already looking great with all these personal touches ! I can’t wait to make mine, and use some of your tutorials !

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