Okay, first off: Laundry will never be fun. Unless you’re a weirdo. Laundry is a necessity. I embrace it. It’s not so bad. But fun? Eating ice cream is fun. Regardless. I asked you all a while ago what project we should tackle next. And it was halvsies between the laundry area and the shutters/ window boxes. (Nobody cared about our poor little linen closet. Including me.) Our laundry area typically looked like this: Almost every day. Something was being painted, dogs running rampant, laundry, attic stairs, bad lighting, etc etc etc. But then Mom and Dad were all… “hey! we’re going to make you stands to put the washer and dryer on!” And they did it out of scrap wood. So the area seemed a thousand times better. But it was still a mess. The shelf wasn’t super-functional for a short person like me, the plaster met up with drywall in a weird way, and I never cleaned it. Aka: gross. So. While J was out doin his Real Estate thing, Dad used his muscles and took the shelf down. (He moved it to a different wall!) Such work, very muscle.And then I grabbed this stack of burlap I had sitting around for approximately 2 years. And I thought it would be perfect. Btw, do you remember the burlap Christmas garland? Same stuff. I started off with a staple gun to tack the burlap up (I didn’t worry so much about it being perfect, since I was going to finish off the edges.), but then I quickly realized that staple guns and plaster walls are not amigos. So I graduated to large-headed nails. And then I grabbed extra pieces of lattice we had laying around (apparently, it’s a staple in our home), and started painting it. (Ringo helped.) Mom stepped in and finished that job, though. Then I mitre-cut the corners and tacked it up. (This is my… “Dad, my arms. Hurry, please” picture-face.)
Lennon also decided to assist by holding the floor down.
So once the backdrop was up, J came home! YAY! He decided to vacuum out the dryer, because fire hazard. And then he took crates that I had laying around (some are craft crates, some are free crates we got from ordering veggies), and hung them up. A couple of them required anchors, and a few we got lucky and hit some studs. And then everyone looked at me like I was a complete weirdo because I decorated the shelves all up.
And hung a wreath.
Officially, this project was completely free. And here’s a before/after, in case you desperately needed it: