Jul 17, 2013

Laundry Label Love



A few weeks ago I posted on my cheap laundry room makeover and all the pretty details I added like this hand painted soap jar. During the past few weeks I realized I still had two problems. One, I needed a pretty place to store my bulky bottles of softener and bleach. Two, I needed a constant spot to drop white laundry. Once I actually decided a plan for action it took me about fifteen minutes to whip something up.

First, to address the softener and bleach problem I knew I either needed a place to hide my big bulky bottles or I needed a pretty storage solution. Since I have no cabinets or space to add a cabinet I knew the first idea was out of the question so I moved on to the later. I went shopping in my house for containers. And then it hit me these two drink canters have been sitting in my kitchen cabinet for about two years now. Originally purchased for Lilliana's tea party they were no longer being used for anything so into the laundry room they went. I poured my bottle of softener into one and the remaining bleach into the other.









Perfect storage solution for these guys! Why? Well, their in reach, in pretty containers and the labels are stunning. Thanks to my Silhouette Portrait and vinyl everything is so tidy and labeled so pretty! Yay!

Speaking of vinyl labels, I created a large one for this pink metal box that I picked up at the goodwill. I have had two of the crates for awhile now and never really found a use for them, other than collecting junk in my craft room, so I purposefully planted it on top of my dryer for white clothing. I like to have a separate place for whites. It makes sorting and washing easier. So the metal crate combined with the word "whites" in pretty white vinyl made a perfect pair a top my dryer. It's the right spot for this and now it even looks pretty and purposeful.




In all serious this little switch-a-roo and labeling took my about fifteen minutes. That's mostly just playing around in Silhouette Studio.

I am beyond pleased that I was able to solve my laundry room dilemmas with something functional, free, and pretty!

What do you think? What are your laundry needs? Laundry solutions?

9 comments:

  1. So cute! I totally need a silhouette... so many fab projects!!

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    1. I have said it before..YOU NEED ONE. It's a "housie" necessity!

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  2. This is so lovely! Such a simply change that packs a lot of pretty punch! I just got a silhouette, so I can't wait to start vinyl labeling everything! Sarah @ Domestically-Made.com

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    1. BEWARE! Labeling becomes very addictive. You have been warned. ;)

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  3. This turned out fabulously! I love the font you used, too. Do you remember what it was called? Wish my laundry supplies looked so chic. I guess since I have a Silhouette, I have no excuse!

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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    1. Thanks so much. And yes, Lauren, no excuses. Just jokin'. You have done some amazing projects. I need to do more crafty things like you buy I just can't stop labeling and playing with vinyl. I think my August Silhouette Challenge will defiantly be a little different. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Love the labels! I've always made mine with a printer and clear decals, but this is covers so many more uses, not just glass! Cute.
    {lamourcheznous.c

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    1. I did that same thing before I got my Portrait. And yes it works!

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  5. What font did you use for the softener and bleach labels? I'm new to silhouette!!

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