This year we decided to do some revamping to our home. So we started in the living room and I am proud to say I am THROUGH with it! When I get a chance I will show you some pictures. A total new look and I love it!
Next on list is my laundry room/mudroom. I call it the "Catch all" room. I've not done anything in that room for years and decided it was time!
In another post I will show you before and after pictures but for today I really wanted to share my wreath with you. I decided to totally change my laundry room with decor and color this time around. Going from beige/tan color scheme with birdhouses/seeds packets and tulip wall paper border to Grays, yellows, blues with some added burlap! Once I knew my color scheme I could get started. So let the wreath begin.......
I like to give credit where credit is due so I originally saw this adorable wreath with clothespins that Debbie made over at Debbie Doos. She has the most amazing things on her blog. http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2015/03/how-to-make-a-clothes-pin-rag-wreath.html
Bought my metal wreath at Walmart.
Picked out the material and color scheme. I wanted to use grey and white stripes, yellow, two shades of blue and burlap.
Purchased some cheap packs of clothes pins at the Dollar tree. (Used a little less than one pack for this project)
The Rag tie wreath began with me simply cutting strips of the material I wanted to tie on the metal wreath. I cut strips out of the gray/white stripes, yellow and burlap.
I didn't measure my strips but I wanted it pretty full so I think I probably cut the strips in 3/4 inch strips or so. I would tie a strip here and there. The metal wreath has 4 different places you could tie onto easily so I would alternate my strips. You can see how It came together. I also used pinking shears.
Then along and along I would pin a clothespin to the metal wreath where I wanted one. I decided I wanted more material and just enough clothes pins to give it the laundry room appeal. Even with pinking shears the burlap tends to ravel but that's okay. You can trim it later and/or leave it.
It begins to take form now.....
I just kept tying strips all the way around where I wanted them and would place clothes pins here and there until I got it full like I wanted it.
But I needed something more...so I took the coordinating colors I wanted to use (light and dark blue) and made some yo-yos.
You can go on line and google how to make yo-yos. They are simple to make and so cute on a lot of things.
I took my material I wanted to use which was the lighter blue and a pot lid to cut out my yo-yo.I made three.
Then I made 3 more smaller ones out of the dark blue to place in the middle of the lighter blue yo-yos.
After I made the yo-yos I sewed them together. (you can also hot glue them) Then I sewed the yo-yos onto the wreath.
At this point I liked it...I really did.
But.....I still needed something to complete the look I was going for.......
Awe...YES... a little BLING was needed!
And I just so happened to have some!!! LOL!
I glued the bling in the center of the yo-yos and I LOVE IT!
The finished product!
I think it's going to look great in my laundry room don't you?
And just so you will know...the painting is completed in my laundry room now and I absolutely love the color I picked out. Cliffside by Valspar.
This color will go well with lots of different colors.
And no I am not being paid by Valspar to say this but I love that paint! Great coverage, went on smooth and rich looking. I like the eggshell finish as well. For walls that hasn't been painted in years with border paper up, it covered nicely!
And the only reason I had somewhat of a smile on my face is because I am ALMOST through! And YES, that is a tad of paint above my lips! Have no clue how I done that!!!
I see where I have used the word GREY and GRAY. It bugged me too death so here is what I found out for you ladies that like a little history.
Have you often wondered "Am I spelling g-r-e-y correctly...or is it g-r-a-y?". How do you spell the color grey or gray? Well, the answer is they are both correct. There are two acceptable spellings. Gray is used primarily in the United States and other areas that use US English. Grey is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.
GREY is GRAY...right?
Well onto my next
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Hugs and blessings, Cindy