I’m so thrilled to have Traci guest posting today for Takeover Tuesday. She’s sharing her mudroom sink redo and oh my it’s pretty! I don’t share enough home decor projects on 30days so I was ecstatic that Traci was willing to guest post for me. Thank you sweet Traci.
Hi, ya’ll! I am so grateful to be spending some time over here today at Mique’s fabulous blog! I was thrilled when she asked me to guest post for her. If you haven’t been to my blog before, let me introduce myself.
My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart.
I live in a house full of boys…. 5 boys to be exact! Yep. It’s crazy! You are probably thinking in your head, “Well, bless her heart!” Well, I am one of the most blessed persons on the face of the earth, because almost everyone I meet (when I am with all my boys) says, “Well, bless your heart.” So…blessed I am! My cup runneth over….with boys! Though I have a degree in Elementary Education, these four sweet boys are the reason I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 11 years. Two years ago, my mom introduced me to blogging, and I fell in love with all of the inspiration here in blogland. So I decided to start my own blog, and it has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. My husband and I have always been DIYers, as we have worked together to restore 3 older homes. So now, my blog just lets me document all of our projects and share them with others.
Today, I wanted to share with you a little project I have been working on in our laundry room. We have just added a new laundry room to our home, and my husband has done all the work himself. To see our board and batten tutorial, click HERE. We inherited a little mudroom sink from my dad that I wanted to use in the laundry room. (The perfect laundry room accessory for a mom of all boys!) When we installed it, it looked a little boring there all by itself. So I dressed it up a little bit to add some charm to our laundry/mud room… I really do love the warmth it adds to our laundry room! I basically did two things: 1. Made the sink skirt. 2. Accessorized. To make the sink skirt, I bought some tan fabric from Walmart. It has sort of a linen look, and I didn’t iron it because I like the crinkly look. I measured the distance around the sink that I needed to cover with the skirt, and then doubled that measurement to get the amount of fabric I needed to make the skirt. Then I gathered the material to give a ruffled look to my skirt. DISCLOSURE: I am not a professional seamstress, and my sewing skills are less than desirable. I do just enough to get by and that’s all that matters, right? Here is a youtube video to watch (from someone who does know what they are talking about) if you do not know how to gather material to create a ruffle but would like to learn how: HOW TO GATHER. After hemming the sides and bottom of the skirt, I used this Home Decor Velcro that I got at Walmart to attach the skirt to the sink. I simply attached the self-adhesive “hook” side of the velcro to the sink… Then I sewed the soft side of the velcro to my skirt ruffle. (It says you can iron it on, but I felt better sewing mine on.) Next, I sewed some jute ribbon from Walmart around the top of the skirt to give it a little more of a finished look. All I had left to do was attach it to my sink! To accessorize on the cheap, I spray painted this $8.00 mirror that I got at an antique mall, added some more jute ribbon, and hung it from a cute monogrammed knob from Hobby Lobby. I will be sharing the tutorial of how I did it on my blog in the coming weeks. I will also be sharing how I made this zinc lid, aqua blue mason jar into a soap dispenser. Super easy! It took very little money and very little time to dress up this little corner of my laundry room. Here is one more look at the before and after shots: Thanks for letting me share my little makeover with you! And thank you, Mique, for inviting me over. I sure do hope you feel welcome to come by my blog and visit me anytime. I would love to meet you! Have a blessed day! Traci
Oh my goodness Traci- this is soooooo beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing with my readers and me. Make sure to give Traci some love for all her hard work. And visit Beneath My Heart to see more of her amazing home decor projects! xo, Mique