I think since I've started this blog, I've enjoyed having a chance to document my creativity. It's wonderful to look back and see all that I've done. It's amazing to hear from friends that they like what I'm making or doing or simply asking for feedback about potential ideas for them to use. I think my husband will agree, since I've started this blog I've been much happier because I'm really forcing myself to use my creative side, a side that I think was probably a little neglected for a while.
Looking back, I think I've accomplished quite a few great projects. I've made some quilts (here is one of my favorites from this past year!) I sewed my dogs a new bed! I even broke out the power tools (and gave Baby Jesus a HOME!) I've whipped up a few things for other people, but really I think my favorite project of the year was my laundry room. It almost seems silly that my laundry room is my favorite room, but I still have a serene (and proud) feeling when I step inside.
My laundry room was a disorganized mess when I started. It had an awkward layout because of the utility sink being jammed into a corner (the far left on the opposite wall from the washer/dryer hookups!)
The top of the washer and dryer were always covered in junk. So I decided I needed a shelf. A quick trip to Lowes and I brought back the longest board I could fit into my vehicle and a few brackets.
Then I came across these book wreaths on all these fabulous blogs and I decided I needed one for myself (and my Laundry room!) Ultimately I decided I didn't like it there, so it's now living above my computer table, which I LOVE!
I wanted to be able to hang a hand towel by the sink. So I painted Dollar Tree frames using spray paint, and attached a hook to my favorite fabric--of course I didn't use any glass for this...
I then made THIS wreath for my laundry room. I used the fabric I had used in the room and photocopied it using my computer printer! I interspersed white printer paper....so easy! I might have fallen in love with my glue gun during this project!
I use powder detergent (I love Country Save!) and keep it stored in a fun canister from Walmart!
So, although it's not super exciting, I'm the most proud of my work in my Laundry Room! What do you think?!