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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Getting better and back to my Spring Cleaning, Refreshing and "Look what I made!"

Well this bug is still with me and this makes it officially two weeks old. Seriously! I'm feeling better but still not at 100%. I rest when I can, but quite honestly I can't stay down to long even when I'm sick. I guess it's a rule that mom's do not get sick days (LOL!) and quite honestly I get bored and restless knowing that there is so much to be done. So I get myself up and start moving. This would probably explain why it takes me so long to get "well" and why I feel so horrible at the end of a day at times. I know! I know!

As you know I was in the middle of my Spring cleaning, organizing and refreshing when the bug attacked. Now that I'm feeling better I've started up again, although I am moving much slower then I normally would and I'm still a bit "foggy".

Anyway, I had been working on the laundry room/service porch and my goal is to make it as bright & happy as possible because I spend so much of my time in that area of the house. With a family as large as ours it's not a good idea to go more then a day without doing laundry.

While browsing blogs I saw how Shelia @ Note Songs created some artwork for her laundry room which she used to hide a fuse box. I really liked her idea, was inspired, ran with it and made it work for me.

Scrapbooking paper, vinyl letters, and a box frame
I laid the frame flat against the paper,
took my craft knife and just cut around the perimeter...
Then I measured, centered
and affixed the needed letters. Once that was done,
I just placed them into the frames...
Measured to the half way mark from the top of the dryer to the ceiling and marked.
Then I centered my first frame and worked out
centering the last two, from that point.
Basic math skills were needed :0)
Frames $3.00,
Paper (2 12x12 sheets @ .69ea) $1.38,
letters $3.99
Total was approximately $9 (including tax)


Anonymous said...

Hi Rechelle! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick! Hope you get better really fast! That's right! Mom's just can't be sick! I remember the days!
Oh, I just so flattered that you would take my idea and make it your own! I love your little laundry room pictures! You did a fantastic job on them! Love 'em.
Takes lots of naps and drink you OJ! Feel better soon.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Raggedy Girl said...


Sorry you are still sick...I love your crafty project.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I've been wondering how you were getting along. Sorry the bug still has a hold on you, hope you are feeling normal again soon.

That is such a cool idea! You are so clever!

Connie said...

That's really neat, honey!! I love that idea and may do it in my laundry room or even something for the bedroom. Feels like I need something extra in there.

Traci @ The Bakery said...


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Cute idea - hope you are feeling tip top soon.


Hi Rechelle,
I know how you are took me awhile to feel better too!!
I was thinking it 'cause I'm OLD!!
Love the laundry room project:) My laundry room is still in the 70s!!!LOL's awful....send HELP..when and if it gets a re-do..I'll try to remember your great project!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hope you're feeling better! Love the project!

Carrie said...

Very attractive wall decor!