For the first time since we moved into our home over a year ago I am finally sprucing up the laundry room. Considering how much time I spend in there I really can’t explain why I have neglected it for so long.
I will be sharing the before and after pics of the laundry room soon, but first I would like to show you the inexpensive artwork I made to help brighten up an empty wall.
Frustrated by the outrageous prices of laundry themed wall decor that I found online, I realized that I needed to come up with a low cost alternative. Since the move I have quite a few pictures and curtain panels that I am no longer using so they have been coming in handy for me to reuse on new projects.
Here’s how this art project came together:
1. The glass was glued to the frame so I taped around the edges and applied Rub ‘n Buff in antique gold.
2. To apply the rope to the frame I used hot glue and cut the rope into strips as I went around starting from the outside part and then working my way in toward the glass. I purchased the rope from Lowe’s for around $8.00.
3. Lightly sanded the edges of the frame. This was not necessary but after I added the rope the frame was a little too shiny.
4. I used a piece of linen ( curtain panel I was no longer using) to cover the matting that came with the frame. You can see how to do this here.
5. I printed the free laundry definition printable which I found here onto a piece of scrapbook paper.
I am very happy with my new art for the laundry room and even happier that I made it myself and saved a ton of money!
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