Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Life Is Too Short To Fold Fitted Sheets


Ain't that the truth?
(My mother would not be happy that I just used the word ain't!)

I hear that some people actually like doing laundry! I'm not one of them. Ironing was relaxing for my mother. That didn't get past on to me. If something is wrinkled, I just throw it back in the drier and hope for the best. Thank goodness for washers & driers! It must have been awful to have to wash clothes on a rock!!!

I have added some fun decor outside of my laundry room to try and make it a little more inviting. Inside the laundry room, however, is a disaster so you won't be seeing that. Maybe someday.

The walls are painted a cheery yellow. I found this great vintage clothespin holder at a local antique store.


For some of you younger readers, you may not have ever seen these. The bag was filled with clothes pins & the wire would hang over the clothes line and slide along with you as you hung the laundry out to dry.

Doesn't she look like she's having fun?


When I bought this it was still filled with vintage clothespins, which it still holds!


Check out how much this bag cost back in the day?


I paid $12 for it.

I made a sign to hang above my laundry room door.
I used an artist block and painted it cream. I then cut out the vinyl letters I wanted on my Cricut. I placed them on the board and painted over the entire board with blue. I peeled off the letters and sanded the whole thing down and aged the edges a little.


Now at least it's cheerful before I get in the laundry room!!!


52 comments:

  1. I love the area outside of your laundry room! It's soo cute. I love the vintage clothespin holder, those vintage clothespins look awesome! And like you said Ain't That The Truth! I tend to just roll up my fitted sheets :)

    Hope you have a great day!

    Dollie

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  2. I'm loving that sign above your laundry room door. Life IS too short to fold fitted sheets!

    You've inspired me to spend some time making my laundry room pretty. So often it seems we forget the more "utilitarian" parts of our house. Maybe I'd hate doing laundry a *little* bit less if it felt a little more colorful and inspiring in there :) Maybe...

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  3. Love the clothespin bag...so retro! I remember ours was just plain. I can also rembmer the forms or stretchers that you put in your jeans to help them keep shape while they dried.
    As for folding sheets...I was folding some yesterday and actually was feeling a sense of accomplishment. I really know how to fold that troublesome fitted bottom sheet and that makes all the difference in the world--thanks, Mom. With that said, I sometimes will let a clean basket of laundry sit in the basket until the NEXT day (you can do that if it's just t-shirts, socks and undies). There is really something wrong with me!

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  4. I am with you.I only iron when I am sewing and often think how lucky we dont wash like the old days.

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  5. Thank you for linking up to Roomspiration-laundry rooms! Your post put a big smile on my face this morning. I'm with you, life is too short to fold fitted sheets, I tend to just roll them and hope for the best :).

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  6. Gah! - you know, I'm pretty sure we had that EXACT clothespin holder when I was a girl - I'm getting way too old!

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  7. sooo cool. love me some vintage.
    i want this!!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh the fights I've had with my husband over folding fitted sheets. I can't do it to save my life!

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  9. Love your bag with that retro style print !

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  10. I love the sign! I pinned it. I'd love if you'd add it to my linky party.

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  11. Too cute! And my mother liked ironing too. So weird! She would iron my dad's work shirts and sometimes I got stuck with the chore...must be why I hate it so much now...ha!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  12. I love that sign!! Sooo true!!

    I found you on The Sasse Life.
    http://thetaylorhouse-chrissy.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow, you just made me Smile! So many of us have the hardest time with our own "mt. washmore"s but the way you've decorated your laundry room, inside and out, makes one feel happy to just get 'er done. I am inspired to spruce up my own. Love it! After your work, come on over for a glass of lemonade at my place!

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  14. That sign is so cute! Love the space

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  15. love it that vintage looking bag brought back memories of my mother and her clothes line :O thanks for sharing come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  16. love it...fitted sheets are my nemesis!

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  17. Amen! And why do they never put enough elastic to get them on the bed easily?! I love this sign!!

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  18. Ha! I love that sign! I think life is too short to fold laundry at all! (Don't tell my mom!)

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  19. Love the sign and I agree! I also LOVE that vintage bag!

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  20. Oh I love this sign, have to pin it! I really also like the door in the picture!

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  21. That room would almost make laundry fun. :) I love the sign, so true!

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  22. Love that saying!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  23. Your sign made me laugh because one of the things that I am very particular about is folding linens! Maybe I should remember your lovely sign and not worry about it from time to time!

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  24. Love it! What a great saying. I totally agree, but that might just be because I've never figured out how to do it.

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  25. Hahaha!! That is hilarious....and also my motto. ;)

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  26. Ohhhh I love that sign but I am really really drooling over your cloths pin bag---ooohhhh I have been wishing to find one of those!!! Yours is so so so cool!!!! :o) I love everything---the yellow color of the walls is just perfect too! Thank you for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  27. you took the words right outta my mouth! ironing? really? and how about those wackadoodles who IRON THEIR SHEETS? not that there's anything wrong with that but... really?

    here from creation corner...

    amy

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  28. I LOVE this sign. And your vintage bag would match my kitchen amazingly. Totally jealous. Stopping by way of a linky party.

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  29. Well said...and presented! Looks great, and my laundry room would NEVER make it onto my blog unless I did some fabulous makeover!

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm a little obsessed with that sign about life being too short to fold fitted sheets! I never fold them! They get crammed in a wod back into the cabinet or go right to the bed! lol.

    Found you on the tatertots linky! :)

    ♥Heather

    {A Mom Without Facebook}

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  31. I love the aged and vintage look of your laundry sign. We are featuring it on the blog today! have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  32. Great sign, great philosophy!

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  33. Love the sign, perfect, I hate folding fitted sheets, hopefully no one seems them in my linen closet! :( new follower, stop by sometime!

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  34. ha!

    found you and this lovely post via BBC and would love to have you visit the great giveaway i have at the moment!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    warmly.

    michele

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  35. Love the craft and love the sentiment. I still haven't figured out the right fold for fitted sheets and your sign supports the idea that I just don't have to!

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  36. This turned out so great! I love that color! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  37. Your laundry room is so cheery and that sign cracks me up! So true.

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  38. so adorable! I want the sign and the vintage bag! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

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  39. You speak the truth, my friend!! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/bedazzle-me-monday-4.html

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  40. That is so true!! Great sign and have a super week.

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  41. Awesome Sign. My sentiments exactly!

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  42. Congrats! This was featured from last week's party. Please come and graba a button and link up whatever else you've done. Tara

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  43. Love the sign! I was just thinking about decorating our laundry room and this is a must!

    Damselindelish.blogspot.com

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  44. I LOVE this sign!! I'm smack in the middle of a laundry room makeover and I'm thinking this message must have a place! Love your blog, I've added you to my fab-folder. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my halloween stitchery. Made my heart "super happy!" :)

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  45. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

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  46. Love this: I just made one too. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/01/im-art-thief.html

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  47. You inspired me! http://prettyladydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/upcycled-laundry-sign.html

    I gave you the credit! Thanks!!

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