Haven’t you always wanted to decorate your washing machine? Haha! Well, there’s been a pretty washer on Pinterest lately, decorate with beautiful purple flower decal. I thought it was very nice, but those decals are expensive!
Then I found a bunch at the dollar store. And aren’t cute giraffes more fun then classy flowers? Here’s what I see as soon as a walk into my laundry room. So cute! And it brings me a smile every time.
I had enough decals for a second project. The basement bathroom is pretty small. And bland. Did I mention small? The toilet is about 8 inches from the bathroom door. How could we improve this? Giraffes and cacti of course! Here’s the new view in the second bathroom. This is as far back as I could get the camera. Small, right? Well I’m pleased with the results.
Here’s a photo of my inspiration.
My actual mat is the negative of this mat, the lettering is painted.
I printed the text in Word using the “stencil” script.
Then I traced the text onto some thin cardboard (cereal box) with a utility knife. I used a light coat of spray adhesive to keep the cardboard stencil on the mat. Without the spray adhesive I found that the spray paint snuck under the stencil. Just coat with spray paint, let dry and you have yourself a custom welcome mat.
Gallery Shelves – craftambitions.wordpress.com
These gallery ledges are probably one of the easiest projects from Ana White, perfect for a beginner. I basically followed her instructions, but I skipped the glue. It took a couple of hours and really did cost just $10! I actually made four ledges, but only three made it to this wall. Ana White has lots of other detailed and free woodworking plans.