The other night I was talking with my husband after all the boys had gone to bed and I got to venting a little about the lack of girly areas of the house. You see, my husband has a bit more of an opinion on home decor than I would prefer and often vetoes my “visions” for decoration. In exasperation I finally asked him “What about the laundry room? Can I do whatever I want in there? I’m the only one that really uses that room anyways.” The answer was a resounding “yes” so without further ado, here is the laundry room before (don’t judge.)
And here is the after!!!
Don’t you just LOVE the sink skirts I made to hide the litter box and cubbies?? And guess what? They are NO SEW! Music to my ears!!
Here’s how I made them. Please forgive me, as I am writing this blog post I realized I neglected to take pictures of part of the process….that is my single biggest hurdle as an aspiring DIY blogger-I get so manic into my projects I forget to take pictures. I’m working on it!!!
For the skirt to hide the cubbies I used a canvas dropcloth from Lowes ($9.99 for 6’x9′-can’t beat that!), a staple gun, and a piece of leftover wood from my DIY Headboard project.
I used the basic principle that Traci from Beneath My Heart used on her desk skirt tutorialexcept I did one large box pleat in the middle of my skirt instead of the gathered look. I simply cut the dropcloth to the height of the cubbies plus about two inches and laid it out creating the box pleat in the middle. Then I laid my wood on top and started stapling. I didn’t even hem the ends, I just folded them over.
When I was finished I nailed the board to the cubbies just under the top edge. Easy-Peasy.
Now here’s where you are going to have to forgive me. I seriously cannot believe I don’t have pictures of the actual construction of the sink skirt. Where was my head??
To make the sink skirt I did the same basic thing-I cut the drop cloth to the proper height plus an inch then I used my GLUE GUN to create a hem on the unfinished edges and secure the box pleat in the middle. Worked like a charm. I used regular ol’ sticky backed velcro to attach the skirt to the sink. I didn’t even have to use the glue gun to keep the velcro on, it stuck securely to the canvas drop cloth to my surprise!
Do you see my DIY Chevron Tray and the spray painted baby food container vases I wrote about yesterday?? They make me happy!
So what do you think so far?? I have two more projects in the laundry room to show you but one is not quite done…waiting on that Big Brown Truck to bring me the final ingredient! This weekend I’ll show you my No Sew Faux Roman Blinds I made to complement the room!