When we moved in to our house, I think I went colourblind. For some reason I thought it might be nice to have a bright red in-tray and a bright blue binder sitting in our laundry (actually I think ‘some reason’ might be because they were really cheap).
Anyway, when I decided to give our laundry a makeover, I thought that rather than buying new ones, I would jazz them up with some matching colours.
I was shopping at Kmart one day when I saw a nice quilt set for $8. Can you believe that? I wouldn’t put it on my bed, but I was more than happy to chop it up and use it for crafty things :). First use? Covering the binder and in-tray!
Voila, the in-tray…
Annnnd the binder. :)
Finally, using one of the pillow cases from the quilt set, I made a cover for the top of our washing machine. I simply cut the size I needed, folded the raw edges to the inside of the pillowcase, and painted the whole thing with a 1:1 mixture of PVA and water, in order to make it water-proof.
P.S. Notice the tip jar from last week’s post? :)
I love how easy and cheap it was to bring some colour coordination to the laundry, and I’ve got loads of fabric left over for anything else I want to do in future.
In the meantime, the next post will show some of the handy organisational bits and pieces I used to tame the laundry cupboards!