Laundry Room FRESHENING

who would have known that such little things could make such a big difference in the

Feel

of a apace?

We have a little tiny laundry room that also serves as an extra bathroom and our utility room (all the UGLY mechanicals are in here)

all

in a tiny

space

so

I had to get creative in making the ugly mechanicals disappear and highlight the stuff we like and wanted to bring out

Here is our before

home 047

ok – y’all feelin my pain?
like I said U.G.L.Y.

 

I’ve screened off the mechanicals with the addition of hung drop clothes (that coincidentally were the perfect length (hmmm was that meant to be or what?)

home 050

and I made

get this…

a new skirt for the laundry tub

BEFORE

home 050

AFTER

home 126

let’s do that again

BEFORE

home 050

AFTER

home 121

I still can’t believe that I MADE THAT!

remember I don’t actually know how to sew

I’m really just making it up as a go along but I think I’m getting my feet underneath me a bit in the sewing department
little by little.

ahhh I LOVE this little skirt addition!

 

home 120home 122

on top of the tank I have a basket of vintage linens and an
“N”

for no reason whatsoever – just that I like it and the little pop of color it provides.

home 123

don’t ya like the flirty little ruffle I added to the
bottom of the skirt?

I love how it finishes that edge, adds the scallopy softness…

home 124

and ties in with the ruffle on the hand towels above

ruffle

home 125

it softens this room so nicely!

YUM!

Perhaps I’ll add a tutorial later but for now…check out the great tutorial for a different version here authored by the lovely MMS.

So now off I go to throw in another load of laundry

does this job ever ever end?

nope never - oh poop!

home 056

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

linking to:

Funky Junk Slipcover
just a girl
Someday Crafts
Finding Fabulous
Shabby Nest
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Shabby Chic Cottage
Tea Rose Home
whatever goes wednesday
Funky junk sns

Tip Junkie handmade projects

14 comments:

  1. It is amazing what a difference that skirt made! (I love your blog header, too). It looks like we have lots in common :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. It really looks nice...great work!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your new header! Amazing what drop cloths can do these days :) Cute sink skirt. I'm all over that ruffle.
    xx ~M

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a difference! The whole space is so much more beautiful and well loved looking. I just love the sink ruffle.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is one heck of a utility room! Love what you have done to cover up "the ugly"....

    Take care,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha ha! I loved your arrow to show the matching ruffles ('cause doh, I missed that, so it was perfect for someone like me). Love your cover up, looks great! Thanks for your nice comments at my blog, I'm following yours now too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. haha! I'm cute? No you are cute! Who would have thought a sink needed a skirt too?! Great idea. It looks beautiful. And because you are creative...I am going to follow you and get some inspiration from your blog :)
    Christine @ krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very cute. I love how the little ruffles match. And because I'm a sucker for typography, I love the "N". It stand for Northern Cottage!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cute idea! Love your curtains from drop cloths, too! Very creative! :)

    xoxo laurie

    ReplyDelete
  10. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Now I'm totally inspired to give my laundry room a little TLC. Thanks for the ruffle love!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your sink skirt looks great! Great minds do think alike! :)
    Thanks for sharing the link with me.
    Blessings,
    Traci

    ReplyDelete
  12. The skirt looks great!! It definitely softens the look of a utilitarian sink! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great job... looks so much bettah...

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

    ReplyDelete

I {ADORE} your comments and read every.single.one! ♥