I have to preface this post:
Erica and her husband invited my little family over to dinner at their house a few months ago. They talked about a project they are working on in their bedroom and took us to see it. Mike is an amazing artist and was in the process of painting a beautiful tree on their wall. I have seen many trees on different blogs but that have been done in vinyl. I love the custom hand painted job he was doing. It is truly amazing and I can’t wait until their whole room is done and ready for her reveal.
After seeing her tree I was green with envy. It is Uh May Zing! Both my husband and I lack the artistic abilities to create one of our own and for the size of a vinyl tree that I wanted would have been over $100! I was almost willing to pay. Luckily my next door neighbor just purchased a graphic for her vinyl cutter that was all about trees! We were both so excited to try it out. I quickly drove to our vinyl supplier, purchased the vinyl and well, you’ll see the end result!
|Isn't this so true? It makes me smile when I read it. I cut this saying out using my Cricut.|
I love my laundry room! Seriously. It is one of my favorite rooms in our home right now. Not so much that I invite guests to sit and visit in there, but just enough that when I need to do laundry I don’t dread going in. I think that it is important to have something fun and upbeat for each of our household chores. Having a clean, well organized and aesthetically pleasing area is the positive I need to get laundry done. Now if I can just figure out how to turn doing dishes into something fun!
|I love this tree! It makes the laundry room feel "fun". It is a little over seven feet tall.|
Although there are only four in our family I can do two loads of laundry just about every day. In each bedroom we have dirty clothes baskets, but in the laundry room there are five: whites, colors, jeans, towels and cleaners. When the baskets in the bedrooms start to get full or the kids are out of clean underwear, we sort into the baskets in the laundry room. I like doing this because I can see when I need to do a load and it keeps the clothes off the floor. If you are short on space there are great divided baskets like these that fit easily in a closet.
|I used my Cricut again to cut labels for the laundry baskets. This way the whole family knows where to put their clothes.|
Another thing is that I like to have the laundry soap out and easily accessible. My friend keeps hers in a pretty open bowl with “Soap” written in vinyl across the front. I found my glass cookie jar at Wal-Mart for thirteen dollars. I like that it has a lid. It rattled a lot when the dryer was on so I used a Silly Putty type product on the lid to cushion it. Now it doesn’t make a sound. There is also a cute metal decorative box I found at Hobby Lobby that sits next to the soap. I use it for spare change and the occasional dollar that comes through the wash. This is our go to box when we hear the ice cream man. I make sure and put any spare change I have in it all year just so I know there will always be a couple dollars when we hear the music! It has made for a couple happy kids plenty of times this summer.
|The kids haven't quite caught on to where the money comes for ice cream, so the box hasn't been emptied yet. Maybe one day!|
The rest of the laundry room is just that. It’s nothing fancy, but I love it! It doesn’t always look this clean. Stuff gets dumped in there to be dealt with later on a regular basis. Sometimes said stuff sits for weeks before anyone deals with it. You know what? I don’t care. I have two amazing kids who want to play and the other stuff will be there when we’re done!
|I don't like a lot of clutter on countertops, but this bucket was perfect for cat food.|