Saturday, January 22, 2011

Down To The Details

Well here is my Friday project, 1 1/2 hours!  Well, quite easy to do since my new best friend is velcro!
Our relatively old washer/dryer set has a few rust stains on the washer (easily seen on the bottom of washer at left) and really are not that nice to look at. 
I tried to rig up a curtain rod....didn't work....tried to extend one of those wire curtain hangers....did not finally I went with velcro. At Christmas we hung up some beautiful red velvet to hide the washer/dryer but it was a temporary solution and although nobody realized it was done with duct tape.  Of course, not practical when it came time to wash clothing.

So, here is the new solution.  I love the fact that I can have different curtains in this spot at different times of the year.  I now need to sew on velcro to the velvet ones so they are ready for Christmas 2011.

I bought the industrial form of velcro and stuck it on to the underside of the countertop.

 Once I sewed a "tuck" across the material so that it hangs nicely, I then sewed velcro across the entire top of the material.
 For small loads of laundry from time to time I can just lift it up and set the curtain on the counter, otherwise I simply pull it off from the velcro (which is stuck under the countertop) and get busy with my laundry.
curtain/smart way to hide your washer and dryer

Cost: $30 materials
          $ 5 velcro

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  1. I loved your idea so much, I featured it at Sassy Sites for my "Saturday Shoutouts". Thanks for linking it up to our FFA Friday link party! Happy Saturday! xoxo!!

  2. Thanks, I am so happy with the results. The velcro solution just seems so easy! I love the fact that I am going to be able to change it up when I want. Thanks so much to Sassy Sites for the 'Saturday Shoutouts'!!! I love your site and certainly it is so much fun to see what everybody else is doing out there. Merci!!

  3. Merci d'avoir un blog interessant

  4. Hi! I came over to your site after you commented on one of my posts at at party...LOVE your projects! This skirt to hide "unlovelys" is so great and one that I need to do in my laundry room too. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

  5. Hey your curtains and I think your choice of fabrics really make the bold yellow stripe and the black polka dots. Think this qualifies for another risk taken...don't you ;) I'm a big fan of using fabrics all over the house to hid and soften my interiors.

  6. I think you have a point Roberta...yes...indeed that can be called another risk. I have to admit though, I love throwing in a little surprise like the polka dots on the bottom, mixes it up a bit. I have a heavy red velvet that I used at Christmas which was a lot of fun too!

  7. wow, that turned out very pretty, love the color too


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