Monday, February 2, 2009
Make Do Monday: Decorating
I am thrilled to once again be participating in Ann Kroeker's fun blog carnival Make Do Mondays "dedicated to sharing the creative, frugal or even humble ways we’re making-do.".
I love to decorate and putter around my house, but everything I do has to be done on a budget (a very small budget). I don't have a window in my laundry room, and it was dark and unwelcoming. I wanted it to be cute and bright. After all, I spend a lot of time there and we enter the house through the laundry room almost every day coming in from the garage.
I decided to put to use things I already had. I had some old picture frames and some brightly colored craft paint (I never throw away paint after a project; I can always figure out something to do with it). I also used art that I already had. I found a favorite piece of artwork done by each of my children to frame. It was so fun to go through all the things I had saved over the years, especially since my oldest 2 are now grown.
I painted the frames and also painted bright squiggles and circles on the walls. They will be easy enough to paint over someday when I want to change things and they really made my laundry room much more pleasant.
By the way, in case you are wondering why my detergent and bleach aren't in the cabinet above the dryer, it's because the cabinet is too full of leftover paint, craft supplies, and socks with no match. :)