I found a little inspirations while surfing the Blogosphere yesterday (which is one of my favorite things to do when I should be getting work done) :).. this project was over at Design Sponge. They glued layers of paper scraps to a paper shade.
I love how theirs turned out and I have some fixtures in my Laundry Room that for some reason or another I feel the need to.. well, flip. 2 hours and an entire cheesy movie (Maid in Manhattan) later, mine was looking pretty darn cool..
|The halfway finished look, in my unfinished laundry rooM!|
It is only a test project, so it's not quite as polished as theirs... Plus I have 2 fixtures in the laundry room which, unfortunately, means double the work! So we will see how committed I am. I might go searching for some paper shades or some sort of plant hanger or anything that actually has the right sized opening, rather than building a grid with floral wire. BUT, if all else fails, I will go back to our original plan: our go to "Boob" lights from the Home Depot.
|I know these are ugly, but they are cheap and easy to install...|
Getting back to my project... I used an old copy of the Buy/Sell agreement to purchase our home. I found it in my desk in my "SHRED PILE" while searching for scrap paper and thought it'd be just the right amount of personalization. I also think it would be really cool if you used newspaper or old/favorite magazine pages.
|I used floral wire for the grid and tape to attach the paper|
|what the junky old light fixture looked like b4|
|If you look really close you can see chopped up signatures and dates!|
|Who's dying to do laundry in this room? kinda gross, eh?|
Speaking of laundry, Brady and I took a months worth of laundry to the laundry mat yesterday, $15 and 1 hour later we had it all clean, dried and folded. Woot! That sure beats spending the day at my Mom's house using her W/D as we have been doing for months now. I can't explain how awesome it feels to have all these clean clothes back. Luckily, I happen to have a rather large clothing collection, so I wasn't really need of clothing.. but in the end, it was getting to get to the point were I would find myself trying on clothes that when I first put them on, I would think to myself, "hmm maybe I should donate this to Good Will." Some clothes were a little tight(apparently you really don't stop growing until you are 23(or is it 25)), and others a little dated. So all in all, the only good thing that comes from doing your laundry on the month to month basis is that you find a pile of clothes to donate and a little more space in your closet... and that's about it. I DO NOT recommend going months with out a laundry room!