Sunday, January 20, 2013

Little Houses in My Laundry Room

I have shared many posts with you about the process of taking my laundry room from studs and insulation to a amazing new space. (How often do you hear someone speak glowingly of their laundry room?) When I last posted I said that adding décor touches and artwork was still on the to-do list. Well, this weekend I completed my first craft project for the room. I now have a "Ledge Village" cut from paper residing on my ironing board ledge.

Using the software on my Silhouette machine along with a drawing program, I designed and then cut three tiny houses and arranged them in street fashion along the ledge installed to hold my hidden ironing board in place. I have been collecting tiny house pins on Pinterest for months and knew this was leading to a project. Once the ledge was designed into the room, I started thinking about what to put on it.


Houses, of course! And to complete the scene I added two trees (same ones as in my birch centerpiece) and the line filled with drying clothes blowing in the breeze.



This little street scene is tiny. Here is a view with the electric outlet to give you a good idea as to scale.


I designed a series of different houses and learned that gable end view worked best in this application. I went on to design 3 different structures including a country cottage...


A Greek Revival styled home....


And a two story town house.....

But the fun is in the details including the picket fence, pine trees and laundry.

And I kept the entire scene white to match the room.


Still exploring my Silhouette and learning the software. I will work on the tutorial over the next couple of days and post that so you can see the process.

Update: The tutorial is live. Click here for the step-by-step process.



First craft project for the laundry room done. At least two more to go!

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36 comments:

  1. This is so adorable! What a crafty and creative touch to your laundry room. I've been searching for ideas to use as I plan to make my laundry room more beautiful and yours is so inspiring! Now to back track and see your other posts :-)

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    1. My laundry series has lots of information about the process I went through. Take some time and look at the back posts listed. I still have two more posts to do., one about my mistakes which would be helpful to someone just started the planning.

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  2. i absolutelty love it! One of my favorite things to collect is little houses. I would love to learn how to do this. I have a Silhouette SD but have not learned how to do much with it. Such a wonderful project. Thanks

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    1. HI Martha, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'll be posted a more detailed how-to in the next few days so stay tuned....

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  3. I have a thing about little houses, so I absolutely adore this! I too have a Silhouette Cameo but I have not spent a lot of time with it yet. I'll look forward to your tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Felicia, The tutorial is now up. It is here! Send me pictures of your houses when you make them.

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  4. What a sweet addition to your craft room! I love it! I found you on Carolyn's Homework :)

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  5. Somehow the laundry room has started to become the new must-tackle-project in the house. It makes me shamefully aware of how uuuuuugly mine is. Very cute project!

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    1. Bet mine was uglier. Check out the before photos here. I decided to tackle this space because i spend way too much time in here!

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  6. So wonderful and a terrific way to disguise the wood for the ironing board.

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    1. Thanks Merry, The room was such an improvement but a little personality certainly helps!

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  7. This is so cute! How creative! I have alot to learn about my machine also! I just need to sit down and work with it for about a month!! LOL

    Judy

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  8. Seriously how cute!!! And what an inexpensive way to add a really cute piece of art to your space! Thank you SO much for linking up!
    Jaime

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  9. These are so sweet. I love them. What a neat idea.
    Ruth

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  10. This is very creative!! It's a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. that is the cutest stinkin' thing. the little laundry hung out totally kills me. ever since we became homeowners (which was 5 years ago) i've been obsessed with "house" items. add this to my list!

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    1. I have been obsessed with houses for years and love all the tiny minimal ones showing up on Pinterest these days.

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  12. Just found you via Pinterest and have to say this looks awesome! So very, very cool. Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. That is adorable!!! And the clothes line is my favorite part!! How fun would that be as a border around the entire ROOM! A lot of work though!! ;D

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    1. I loved the humor in including the laundry! Simple yet appropriate. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. This is so sweet! I love it. I got a Silhouette for Christmas last year (2011!) and have only played with it once. It (for some reason) intimidated me! Grrrr..... but maybe with your tutorial, I'll give it another try. Thanks for posting. Found you via Show and Tell.

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    1. Lok at the series of posts I've done on Pinterest- not a lot but I posted my first thing that got me started and then each of my next ones. I started small and gained confidence with practice. And I love what I can do with it!!!

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  15. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting. It makes my day to get these. Keeps me inspired and creating. What shall I do next?????

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  16. These are adorable! I love the clothesline. That totally makes the whole thing. Especially since it's in the laundry room.

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  17. Your laundry room is amazing! I absolutely love the houses and laundry line. I pinned it. I found you via Design, Dining, and Diapers.

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  18. Marji!!! Not only is that AMAZINGLY cute... it's such a GREAT way to give a look to the piece of wood... GENIUS!!!

    Thanks so much for partying with me last week at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

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  19. So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  20. I can't believe that's paper - and the little clothes line is just the cutest thing ever!
    Wow the Christmas scenes you could make!
    XXX

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    1. Thanks Suzan. I di make a Christmas Village but I got my Silhouette just before Christmas and was too late for Christmas posting this year. I'll share next year! Stay tuned!

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  21. You do such amazing things with you home. This was the most viewed link at the whatever goes wednesday party. Im featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. That is darling! What a great idea! You are so creative! Love it!

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  23. How adorable! You have some of the most unique ideas!

    Shannon
    fixingforfriday.blogspot.com

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