4.10.2012

Laundry Room Art

As some of you may remember, my recent trip to the thrift store was full of fabulous and interesting finds.  You might also remember that I brought very few of them home.  In fact, the only item that did come home was neither fabulous nor interesting: a bag of vintage wooden pants hangers.  

As promised, I will now show you what I did with them. 

But before I do that, I need to show you my laundry room:
Well one side of my laundry room.  (The machines are on the opposite wall.)  As you can see, it's not terribly exciting.  In fact, some might even call it a little bit depressing.  (For starters, I have to do the laundry in there...)  And while a major laundry room overhaul is definitely on my list of things to do, I won't be getting to it anytime soon.  

But that doesn't mean I can't pretty it up a little in the interim, right?

Here's how I used the thrift store hangers to do just that.  

First I gathered my materials, starting with the hangers:


And some cardstock:
(I chose a package of assorted cardstock in neutral colors.  I'm sure I'll be able to use the rest of it for other projects.)

And some Command Hooks:
(You can read more about my love of Command products here.) 
Once I had those, I spent a little time trolling the internet looking for cute laundry room art to print out on my card stock.  I happened across this site which had two printables that I loved.  I really wanted a third piece but couldn't find one that I liked.  Then I had an idea: I did a search on "clothespins" and clicked on images.  That brought me to this site.

Once I had selected my images, I printed them out on the card stock and inserted them in the hangers:


I hung them here, using the Command Hooks:



As you can see, the new pictures inspired me to gussy things up a teensy bit.

And for those of you keen-eyed readers who want to know more about these...


...I am going to direct you here or here or here.  Because, frankly, while mine are fine for holding bits and pieces in the laundry room, they didn't actually turn out that great.

But the pictures did :)

(Dontcha think?)
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40 comments

  1. Very creative! Love the images you chose.

    xox

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  2. Very cute - I especially like those images of clothespins.

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  3. Ditto on the clothespin image and what a great twist on the use of hangers in a laundry room. How nice it is to have some flair and personality items in the laundry space :) {mine just has dirty clothes}

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  4. LOVE this post! I'm new here... thought I would say hi rather than be a lurker. :) I adore your blog so much already- off to check out some more! Have a fantastic week, sugar! xo

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  5. Love how you used the hangers for the prints. My laundry room needs a re-do too, thanks for the great ideas! Found you through Sugar and Dots link up party. from Holly @ www.abakershouse.com

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  6. I love it! Turned out so cute!

    Britta@ TheHandmadeHouse.net

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  7. So cute. Love they way it turned out! I would like to invite you to link up to our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/04/you-are-invited-curb-alert-block-party.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    1. Thank you for linking this up to the Friday Block Party. Hope to see you again next Friday! Have a great weekend.
      Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  8. I love these...absolutely perfect for the laundry room!

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  9. This is so cute! Dreams of an actual laundry room so I could really do this!

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  10. I have what we call a utility room here in the UK. It definately needs a facelift. Yours is so bright and clean!

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  11. I love your art - what a creative idea! Now I'm in search of a few wooden pants hangers...
    Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

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  12. Your artwork is adorable and looks so great hung up with your wooden hangers! The clothespin art is my fav, too.

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so adorable. Really and truly. Now, I'm doubtful my laundry dungeon will ever make an appearance on my blog! I'll never say never. But if I'm still kicking in 5 years or so I may actually take that basement disaster on ....

    And so sorry I've been MIA. That whole "internet down in aisle 5" thing last week threw me off my game. Plus, I'm sewing like a madwoman trying to get my Etsy launched ...

    :)

    Linda

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  15. Simply WONDERFUL laundry room art! I love the images you chose. Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  16. Love it!! Found you on Simone's blog. I have similar lidded jars too (thanks Pintrest).

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  17. Lovely! I love the images/wording as well as use of the hangers.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I adore the artwork! Thanks so much for linking up on Mauvin' Monday!

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  19. Those vintage hangers are great and this art looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday - we hope you'll be back next week!

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  20. What a cute idea with the wooden hangers! We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

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  21. Gorgeous project! You're going to be a feature this week at our Pin'inspiration party C:

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  22. Brilliant idea, especially with the hangers, and their tongue in cheek appropriateness, which I just realized....thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  23. Thanks so much for linking this great post up to my Say G'Day Saturday Party. I just tweeted about it-what a brilliant idea!

    I hope you will be able to join in and link up another fabulous post this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  24. What a great ~ idea I love it! Thanks for sharing at SweetTalkin' Sunday!!

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  25. That is AWESOME! What a difference some art can make in a room??
    You've done a great job xx

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  26. This is so cute! love the little hangers!

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  27. Looks like someone got featured on Mauvin' Monday!

    http://www.vintagemauve.com/2012/04/22/mauvin-monday-9-link-party/

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  28. I'm a thrift store junkie too! What great finds you found! Found you over at Fingerprints on the Fridge! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party - open all week!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/04/tuesday-time-out-april-24th.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

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  29. You truly are brilliant, aren't you? I wish I hadn't just donated all my pant hangers. I love your prints.

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah...before I even had a chance to meet you, I was admiring your blog :)

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  30. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  31. I love this project! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have linked to your site on my Laundry Room signs tutorial. http://threechicksoneegg.blogspot.ca/2012/05/laundry-room-signs.html

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