May 5, 2015

Hiding the Ugly Hot Water Heater

 I shared that I wanted to hide my ugly hot water heater in my laundry room with you a few weeks ago.


It just stuck out like a sore thumb. But after all it is a hot water heater right?



So my man took a piece of wood (not real wood) but it worked and built a frame for me.

So now to see if it would fit and it did.



I painted it white and did not like the texture it had even after two coats of white. (rule of thumb...you get what you pay for and the wood was cheap) But I wasn't going to let it whip me!



 Found some contact paper at Walmart in the gray and white.



Covered the front with the contact paper and loved the look.



The top was covered with a piece of painted wood as well and worked perfect to place this on top...

And this....



Added a clothes basket in the corner and here was the top....




Yep, no longer an eye sore to me! Went perfect with my gray walls and gray and white floor.



Remember the wood tray I bought at a yard sale and showed you last week?



I painted it white and then went back and distressed it a little. Worked out perfect on the top of my dryer to hold a couple of cuties.



One more thing I must show you today with my laundry room makeover. I originally saw this on Pinterest. So, I designed my own in Photoshop, printed it to place in a frame that I had sprayed painted yellow! Love how it turned out. Remember the song by Kenny Rogers..."you gotta know when to hold em".



Okay, I promise this is the last thing I will show you today....I found this adorable rug for my laundry room at Lowe's.



Will show you my cabinet re-do next time....Ooh, I got such cute things to put on the shelf.....



Happy Tuesday!


Hugs and blessings, Cindy

20 comments:

  1. Cindy, I love how the cover to your hot water heater turned out. Things look like they are coming together for you with the laundry room. I wish I had your energy! LOVE the sign!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Not much energy here just a lot of "Want too" which means "I have too". LOL!

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  2. Great creativity, such a darling vignette your put together on top of your water heater cabinet!
    Like your "can do attitude too."
    jemma

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  3. Oh my goodness, Cindy! You are just such a creative person...you look at the ugly and see beautiful and then you go to work on bringing it about! There must be a "sermonette" in that somewhere. But I have to say that I LOVE that area of your laundry room...and the rug is super cute, too! Looking forward to seeing what you've done with the cabinet!

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    1. Thanks Dianna. There is a "sermonette" in everything isn't there? LOL!

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  4. You're so creative! The cover-up looks great...and all your decorative items...it would ALMOST make me want to do laundry! :)

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    1. LOL Deb. It doesn't make me want to do laundry!

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  5. Love your creativeness. An inspiration!

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  6. Wow, what an awesome water heater cover! You got with it and it all looks fantastic! I so love the wonderful vignette on top! Great job, you are so a clever one! I'll be back to see what you'll be doing with your cabinet, I'm sure it'll be super!

    Have a great day~
    Nancy

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  7. Hi Cindy, Oh I love your water heater covered wall. It made all the difference in the room and you decorated the top great!! The wall paper pattern is so nice. Great accent with the little tray too.
    You are just too creative my friend. Great room update.
    Hugs and Blessings, CM

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I am quite proud of how it turned out and it did make a huge difference in that room! Amazing though what a coat of fresh paint will do too!

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  8. So awesome! I love how you hid the water heater!! The room and all of your sweet touches look amazing!

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  9. I love what you did, Cindy! I find those hot water heaters ugly, too! What a lovely and creative way to hide it!

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  10. I love the fold them sign!!!I really like the make over. It all looks so good. Mine is in a closet along with the hot water heater so that is one room I really don't need to deal with. Such a great job.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy