When we moved into this house, (5 years ago) the laundry room was, well less than desirable. I wondered what and how to do something with it. This has been a problem room. Every idea that I had never looked right to me for some reason. Finally I decided to paint the room a soft green and paint the trim white. This gave me a clean look that I was pleased with.
The next question was, what to hang on the walls? I used some old things that I had and was still dissatisfied. Everything seemed like an odd assortment of junk thrown together. One day while browsing blogs, the idea to use black hit me. More to come on that!
My husband had taken down an old ceiling fan. I asked him to save the paddles. He looked at me like I had apparently lost my mind and asked "why". I didn't have a particular project in mind, but knew that something would come to mind.
Yes, that is really an ugly ceiling fan blade in the picture below. That side now faces the wall and will no longer offend my eyes.
I painted the flat side with two very thin coats of white paint, then painted the words. After it dried it was distressed it a bit.
There are 3 holes at the top of the blade that needed to be hidden. My husband had the idea to use some rusty chain to hang the blade. This made the holes appear to have a use.
This now hangs in a narrow space between the shelves and a window. The hardest part about this project was making sure that it was imperfect, I wanted a handmade look. It seems as if each time I try to make something imperfect, it would be easier to make it appear perfect.
Everything that we used for this project was something that we already had. Making this a no cost project! We also found a use for something that would have been thrown away.
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