Skip to main content

Laundry Room Clothespin Decor

Recently I devoted time to deep clean our laundry room (click HERE to read all about it).  Now with the room shiny and fresh, it was time to add a new touch of bling!  

With no spend decor in mind, I "shopped" our home for items on hand.  When I spotted wooden clothespins, I was reminded of all the clothespin repurposing projects and decor that I've seen online over the years.  

The result ... I combined a gold trimmed black picture frame with white mat (glass removed), and three gold spray painted clothespins mounted with hot glue onto black card stock.  

So sorry that I don't have photos of the "how to" to share but honestly this project went very quickly and is so simple!

First, I removed the glass from the picture frame and added a piece of black card stock, attaching it to the back of the white mat with two rows of double-stick tape on each side.

To spray paint the clothespins, I placed them in a cardboard box, sprayed one side and flipped them until all sides were painted.   

This is the paint I used:


It was wonderful and covered the clothespins completely with just one coat.  

Attached them to the card stock with hot glue and it was complete.


And here it is at home on the laundry room wall:

Have you used clothespins in decor or craft projects?  

I'm enjoying the whimsy and simplicity of this project and, you can never go wrong with spray paint - especially blingy gold!  

Thank you to Brenda at Cozy Little House for featuring this post!~


  1. I love the gold paint! Love these quick and easy projects!

  2. Cute idea! Love all your craft ideas!

  3. This is really so cute. And much nicer than putting up a meaning less piece of "art". I love things that have meaning for their owners. That's what makes decor special in a home. Thanks for the idea.

  4. This is such a clever idea, Carolyn! So simple but packs some WOW into a laundry room. Our laundry room is getting tweaked over the next few weekends and I'm going to keep this idea in mind, should we have an empty wall begging for artwork. Pinning to share.

  5. So cute! Sometimes the most simple projects add the most class and flair! Thanks for sharing on the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  6. What a fun project and perfect decor for your laundry room. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  7. It's so cute and simple, I love it. I also admire the fact that you're always "shopping at home" for things...I'm sure it saves a ton of money. Thanks for sharing with us at Welcome Home Wednesday!

  8. Hello Beautiful Friend, You always have the best projects!!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Favorites Link Party, where every link is pinned and tweeted! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs - Christine at Must Love Home

  9. This is a really cute idea. thank you for sharing.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Frugal Craft Space - File Cabinet Makeover

After years of having our kitchen island serve as my craft table, I am excitedly creating a craft space in our guest room where craft supplies and equipment can remain set up and ready to go!  I envisioned a large craft table supported by two 2-drawer file cabinets.  The cabinets provide great storage, but were less than attractive and desperately needed a makeover.

The first criteria for the new craft space was to be frugal and to use items we already had on hand whenever possible - basically, the same criteria for any project we undertake. No surprise there!


Two metal 2-drawer file cabinets
Four decorative drawer pulls
Zinsser 123 Primer
Latex Paint
12 large wood paint stir sticks
Paint brush
Mitre saw box or hand saw 
Loctite Power Grab adhesive
220 grit sandpaper
Wood filler

We already had one file cabinet and located another of the exact same height at a local thrift store for only $15.  Along with being thrifty, an added bonus is that older metal file cabinets are made really well…

DIY Console Table Reveal

Last weekend we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and turned our garage into a workshop as we measured, measured again, cut, assembled and sanded the boards that would result in this beauty ....

To say that we like it is an understatement!  

This journey began with the need to replace our drastically undersized original console table and you can read more about that HERE.

Our inspiration was Ana White's Rustic X Console.  We followed Ana's wonderful free plans to construct the frame using 2" x 2" and 2" x 4" boards.  These were the only boards we had to purchase, as we had the two shelf boards (1" x 12" each) and three tabletop boards (2" x 6" each) on hand.

The finished dimensions are a whopping 76-1/2" x 18" x 32" - a little over 6 feet, making it much more appropriately sized for our 18' long wall (our original console table was only 42".)

You'll notice a few additional foyer changes as well.  The wall was…

Antique Map Chest

A treasured piece of furniture in our home is a chest of drawers that belonged to my dear father-in-law. This sweet chest made a long road trip years ago with hubby and I to our home in Texas from dear father-in-law's home in Ontario, Canada.
We have the perfect place for it in our dining room and it is a convenient and wonderful place to store all of my table linens.  It's very dark and layered in decades of aged varnish.  After a few years of being in our home, I painted gold stripes on the drawers.
Here's the before:
Recently, I was ready for a change but didn't want to totally refinish it or change the dark exterior.   When I ran across these George Stanley map design paper beverage napkins at Home Goods, I knew they'd be perfect to give the chest a new look!
Supplies used: ~~ Beverage napkins ~~ Mod Podge, Matte ~~ 2" disposable bristle brush ~~ Plastic wrap ~~ Folk Art Coffee Latte Craft Paint ~~ Dark paint (custom mix) ~~ Light paint (custom mix) 
The napkins were 3…