April 29, 2010

Guest Blogger...Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

It's Thursday and you know what that means...we've got a guest blogger in the house!  Yup, Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.  I've enjoyed getting to know Kristen over the last 6 months or so, and let me tell you this girl know's good design.  Her blog chronicles her journey towards creating a beautiful home, on a budget and without sacrificing style...you know I love that!  

And so without further delay...here's Kristen! 

Hi I’m Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I feel so honored to be on Jane's blog today, thank you so much for having me!

With five of us and 2 dogs my washer and dryer are constant. I figured since I have the monotonous job of laundry I might as well have a laundry room that makes me happy! So I came up with a plan to make it look like a blue tiffany box tied with a little black bow. What girl doesn't like a tiffany box, right?

I love walking into the unexpected, I have to admit, this was a huge step out of the box for me. I tend to play it safe when decorating our home. I enjoy a very neutral pallet with pops of color and I enjoy a timeless classic look.  Trust me I know this look wont last for years to come but it's paint, I can color right over it! For now, the tiffany blue is a feel-good color, it's bright yet refreshing and makes me happy.

I found these cute little bins at home depot on clearance for $2 each, perfect for hiding all the junk!

My mother in law sewed these straight curtains for me so I can hide all our swimming gear, rags, beach towels. I actually have about 3 of those bins of clothes waiting to be ironed but thought I would put 2 aside for the photo shoot.

She did the same up top so I can hide all my treasures. The bow was a lot of fun to make, very tedious but fun. I just free handed it and colored it in, you most definitely need patience for this job!

The boys are responsible for putting away all the "junk" that makes it into their $1 tins that I spraypainted with chalkboard paint. The iron cover I made.

I hope I've inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and go for it, I'm so glad I did! Pick a color that makes you happy, pick a small room, it will give you the opportunity to work with a color you most likely wouldn't use in a larger space.

Thank you Jane for having me as your guest today, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and find so much inspiration in your blog!

Hope you will stop by and say hi! Have a wonderful day!

Kristen you are so very welcome, and thank you for sharing your fabulous laundry room!  I gotta tell ya...you've got yourself one cute n' colorful lil' room where doing laundry isn't so bad afterall!  All I can say is "I want a pretty room to do laundry in too!"  

If you're looking for more ideas and inspirations, you've got to check out Kristen's blog My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.  You'll find fabulous decorating ideas, fresh design solutions, amazing Diy projects and more!  Yup, she's rocks!

{Okay party people...Frugalicious Friday is ON tommorow and I'm excited cuz we've got a Scentsy giveaway!  Wahoo...so check back Friday (or Thursday night) and link up your fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects!

See you then!

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  1. That is stinkin' cute! I love the Tiffany box idea - and the bow is fabulous! Headed over to your blog for more.

  2. I love it!! The color is refreshing and the ribbon is just so cute. I like the curtains to hide all the 'stuff' and the little pails for the kids. SO cute! Nicely done!!


  3. Oh wow! I might not dread doing laundry in a room like that. I love Tiffany blue and I am a sucker for anything damask. So pretty! Hope your both having a wonderful day! xoxo

  4. This is oh so cute!!! I love the pop of the color and the whimsy nature of the ribbon.


  5. I like Kristen!! No matter whére she blogs;)!!!!


  6. Love it! My old laundry room was orange with teal circle and bubbles all over the wall. It was also off of the garage so I went crazy since no one ever really saw it. It was so not "me" but fun to break away from my normal. Great post!

  7. Such a fun way to decorate a laundry room...it would make me smile every time I walked in, and that isn't usually the case upon entering my laundry room! Janell

  8. Thanks so much for having me today! Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Take care

  9. Hi, I would like to know if you want to be part of a Link Party Directory that I am putting together on my new blog Tools Are For Women Too! All I ask in return is that you link up to my party as well, called Modern Craftswoman Monday . Just let me know. Thank you, Rory

  10. stop by my blog to pick up your award!!

  11. Ok...this is seriously the cutest laundry room EVER! Gonna go check out your blog!

  12. Hi I just found your blog via Kristin's blog!! I love this idea Kristin and thank you Jane for featuring this room, it is too cute. I actually might get my laundry caught-up if mine looked so adorable. Great post, Kathysue

  13. Love the laundry room make over!! That is so Ka-ute!!!

  14. Love it! I can't wait for my washing machine to konk out so I can get some space saving stackables and redo and repaint my laundry room. I love the pails and chalkboard paint idea!! Enjoy your day. Maureen

  15. That is so super cool and fabulous. Now I am trying to think up ideas for my "bring me down" laundry room. I've never thought about a theme in there. You think doing this project would be a good reason to buy that red washer & dryer set I've had my eyes on? :-) That wouldn't be too frugal now, would it? LOL

  16. Is there nothing you can't do - you are just too clever for words! My laundry is in the middle of a major renovation and looks like a bomb has hit, so it's nice to look at some lovely laundry eye candy and dream! K xx


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