One room that always gets neglected is the laundry room. There is always a pile of clothes, it seems, and they keep multiplying. One thing that we can always count on is more laundry and lost socks! So, to try and spruce up a rather boring wall in the laundry room I went looking for an inexpensive alternative for a few accessories for the room.

While I was shopping at Old Time Pottery, I found a turquoise ironing board. I loved the color and thought it would make a great sign. I added a few other fun tricks and I think it will be very useful along with a great look for the room. Lets face it… better than looking at a pile of dirty clothes!

This Chalkboard Laundry Sign and all the accessories are made or accented with some unique items. All found at Old Time Pottery.

I purchased some Mason Jars that I filled with fabric softener and laundry detergent. I also used them for some vintage clothes pins. I filled a basket with them. No more ugly boxes and bottles.

I bought some dryer balls and used them to hang like pom poms from an adorable laundry basket.

The sign is made with a table top ironing board. I used some wavy tape and painted with chalk based paint to make a chalkboard.

This took just a few minutes to do. So it is quick and easy too!

Then I added some twine and old vintage clothespins by stapling them to the board.

I like the contrast. Now any socks lost can be placed on the twine.

Then I wrote a cute saying with chalk.

In less than 30 minutes I had a completed laundry room wall.

 

Even the dirty clothes look good! My favorite trick was using the loop on the ironing board for dryer sheets! Old Time Pottery made it easy for me again to decorate on a budget. Now if they can figure out how to wash my clothes!!!

 

Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY’s and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

 

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Deneen is the owner/designer for her business Dreamingincolor located in Historic Murfreesboro, TN where she showcases her furniture, DIY's and artistic creations that she writes about on her design blog Dreamingincolor. She has always had a passion for thinking outside the box and creating something affordable and beautiful.

    5 Comments

  1. karen@somewhatquirky July 29, 2014 at 7:07 PM Reply

    So Deneen, what is a dryer ball?

  2. Debbie Westbrooks July 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM Reply

    Great idea! Love it!

  3. Danni@SiloHillFarm July 30, 2014 at 6:47 AM Reply

    What an adorable piece! Pretty clever too! Who knew you could have fun with an ironing board! LOL!

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