Cheap and Easy Fake Art for the Laundry Room

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  May 22, 2013 — 1 Comment

So you saw in my post yesterday about the diaper boxes that I’ve been working on prettying up the laundry room shelves.

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Just moving in all the jars and bottles I collect somewhat compulsively gave the space a little more interest and purpose. All that glass used to just clutter up my cabinets and counters so it’s nice to have it all in one place slash on display here. But things were still looking a little boring, so I whipped up some free decor to jazz it up a bit. I started with this piece of scrap wood I already had.

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Then I gave it a super thin coat of pale gray paint leftover from Jack’s nursery.

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I created a little sign pointing to the backyard on the computer, then printed it out and used my go-to technique for transferring simple images: rub pencil on the back of your paper, tape it to your surface, and then trace over it with a firm hand to transfer the pencil.

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Voila. The lines are faint but they’re there.

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Then I just went over it with a sharpie! Perfection was not the goal here, seeing as I am pretty much never interested in perfection and even less so when it comes to decor for a utility room. Plus I like it kind of rustic.

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I hung it up with a command strip, then popped this free printable into a white frame further down the shelf and admired my handiwork.

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It’s nice to have things looking so much nicer in here, especially since I do laundry pretty much every day. And now I can finally update our house tour page with photos of the room painted white!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


One response to Cheap and Easy Fake Art for the Laundry Room

  1. That’s a great idea! I’m going to have to try this!

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