Laundry Art (Decorative I Spy)

by SomeGirl on July 7, 2010 · 48 comments

A little over a year ago I saw a picture of a friend’s “Laundry Art” and thought it was the GREATEST idea! She saves everything she finds in her dryer and adds it to a collage on a bulletin board in her laundry room.

Since reading that, I’ve been collecting things I’ve found in a small container above the dryer. Now I’m ready to make my own collage. I thought it would be fun to share with you guys (and even more fun to do the intro in video format). I’ll post pictures of the finished product below. Hope you enjoy it!

(not the best recording, but hopefully fun to watch… a true home video) ;)

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Haha… I know it didn’t sound like it, but I REALLY am glad you guys are here! There’s just something weird about talking to a video camera and ending a recording… but imagine me saying that with more enthusiasm! lol

So, here’s  how it turned out (I’ll add more to it when the container over the dryer is full again). Something neat I learned from another friend is to set metal letters on top of picture frames like this one. I LOVE it!

*note there are 3 cell phones and one day I’ll have to add my drivers license and gym card. I will confess that I’m not good at checking pockets in general, but I’m really not good now that I know there’s the possibility of a treasure at the end of the wash… I get excited every time I find a new thing (makes doing laundry more fun)! ;)

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite rooms in the house (the mudroom).

Extra : Having been the same age as my oldest when my little brother was  born, I valued making him feel special as the big brother when our youngest came into the family. So, I took prints of both boys’ feet to hang. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy iFellowship Wednesday!

Love,

♥ Michelle (aka SomeGirl)

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{ 48 comments }

michelle

That was a cute video & a really neat idea! I’d have numerous chapstick tubes, thumb drives, and peppermint wrappers in ours.

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SomeGirl

Thumb drives… haven’t done that one yet, but peppermint have gone through way too often! ;) (didn’t save those for fear of ants) lol

Stacey

This is super fun and creative! Real life is art!

Thanks Michelle,
Stacey

SomeGirl

Thanks, Stacey! ♥ Michelle

(I still can’t believe I’ve missed out on so much at 29Lincoln Avenue! I thought you had become swamped with the MOD squad and hadn’t been updating your blog… too funny!)

Sherry

Wow! Talk about finding a lot of things in the washer. Did you find any lost socks? I’m looking for some. LOL! :D

SomeGirl

Hahaha… that’s too funny! Where do those socks go????!!! (and those tupperware lids!) lol

Sheri

Okay I have to admit the three cell phones cracked me up! Ours would have a cell phone, a lot of change, and my husband wallet (at least 5 times!)

SomeGirl

Hahaha… so you’re saying you launder money at your house, hu? ;) Glad I’m not the only cell phone washer around! lol Thanks for taking the time to comment! ♥ Michelle

Sarah

How fun! And what a capture of real life!

Came to you throuh iFellowship from thepurplehound.blogspot.com and prairiestormdesigns.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day!
Sarah

SomeGirl

Thanks, Sarah! It’s GREAT to have you here today! Hope you’ll stop by again! ♥ Michelle

(I look forward to visiting your blog in the morning… time has gotten away from me this evening – date night. Can’t wait to get to know you more! Happy iFellowship Day!)

sara

wow a lot in your dryer lol. My husband is obbessed by checking our pockets but if anything does get through it is usually tissues which end up all over our clothes and you can guess it will be a dark load.

I love your laundry it is so cool. My home is so tidy. I love the word art too xxx

SomeGirl

Oh, tissue on dark clothes is one of the worst (especially on polar fleece)!

Yeah, that’s a lot, hu? But I love the idea so much I don’t check pockets just to see what will show up… makes laundry more fun for me (and I need all the help with that I can get!). ;)

Thank you, btw!

♥ Michelle

Angela

Visiting from iFellowship and following now too – what a fun idea/post! It is nice to “meet” you :-)

-Angela
http://homemadewisdom.blogspot.com/

SomeGirl

Thank you, Angela! It’s nice to meet you, too! And GREAT to have you as a new follower… I look forward to getting to know you! ♥ Michelle

(I look forward to visiting your blog in the morning… time has gotten away from me this evening – date night. Can’t wait to get to know you more! Happy iFellowship Day!)

Shell

Girl, you have a crazy amount of stuff! Wow!! I don’t have nearly that volume of stuff coming through my laundry. Mostly just hubby’s random tool parts or keys to the shop. Even those are pretty few and far between.

I love this idea though. Thinking of a way to tweak it to work for us.

Thanks for sharing!

SomeGirl

Hahaha… Crazy! lol When I heard about this idea I decided not to even check pockets at all just to see what I’d get. And I LOVE it! Every time I find something new I get excited. :) Cheesy, hu? But whatever makes laundry fun, right? ;) lol

Btw, I know I told you this on twitter, but I LOVE what you did with your closet “junk”! ♥

Shell

That’s the funny part…I rarely check pockets, and still hardly have anything come through. But as you could see, we have an ABUNDANCE of stuff that’s always on the floor! :)

Boys haven’t seen it yet. Not sure how they’re going to take it…

Sarah Jessica

That is such a cool idea–of course, my memory box would be full of Legos and Barbie hairbrushes…Happy iFellowship day!

SomeGirl

Legos and Barbie hairbrushes… I love it! Just the thought makes me sentimental… one day those Legos and whatknot will be gone… *sniff, sniff*

Oh, sorry about that… must be left over Toy Story in me. ;) lol

Btw, your blog post on Twilight type movies was the hit of our dinner discussion tonight… very thought provoking. Thanks for that! ♥ Michelle

Amy

I love the footprint picture!!! Way cool! And the piece above it.

SomeGirl

Thank you, Amy! Yeah, I loved that piece above it when I saw it at a friend’s house… I don’t normally go out and buy things like that, but I made a special trip just for it. ;) Thank you again! ♥ Michelle

(Btw, I look forward to visiting your blog in the morning… time has gotten away from me this evening – date night. Can’t wait to get to know you more! Happy iFellowship Day!)

Rachel Pereira

I just LOVE so many things about this post….the video (love hearing your voice), the project (such a cute idea), your mudroom (so cute!), just to name a few!! Happy iFellowship Day! =)

SomeGirl

Thanks, Rachel!! You’re always SO sweet!! What a GREAT encourager!! Thank you and Happy iFellowship Day to you, too! ♥ Michelle

Conny

LOVE your dryer art! That is an amazing amount of stuff. ; )
I’m afraid I wouldn’t have much to put together a collage – I check pockets pretty thoroughly. What doesn’t make it into the dryer would consist of 6-yr old son’s pocket detritus: sand, rocks, a found penny. In a collage, someone would probably ask me why I had framed a bunch of dirt. It would be a conversation starter at the least.

I’ll have to watch the video when I get home tonight.
Have a great rest o’ the day. : )

SomeGirl

Oooh, I could see a bowl or jar of sand, rocks and pennies sitting somewhere on a shelf… that would be neat! :)

Hope you had a GREAT day! ♥ Michelle

Cheryl

I love your site! That laundry art was amazing! My Tuesday blog at http://cfoxes33.blogspot.com was about finding chewing gum in my clothes from the washer!

Have a blessed day!

SomeGirl

Thank you, Cheryl! I look forward to reading your post about finding chewing gum in the washer! :) Thanks for taking the time to comment! ♥ Michelle

Penny

Cute! I love this idea! I’m soooo going to do this! Thanks for visiting my blog today! Breath prayers – I love it! Can I copy that as well! What a great way to bring “pray without ceasing” current! have a great wednesday!

SomeGirl

Thanks, Penny! Copy anything you’d like… I LOVE to share! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I hope to see you around here again! ♥ Michelle

Jessica

Love this idea! I usually find chapstick (always mine) and dimes…apparently people don’t like to lose too much change. Though I have washed my husband’s wallet twice! : )

SomeGirl

Hahaha… you’re the second one to confess to laundering money today! ;) lol

When I find change in the dryer I like to tell myself that I’m getting paid to do the laundry… anything to make the job more enjoyable! :)

Hope you’re feeling well and have had a GREAT day! ♥ Michelle

Katharine

Hi, Stopping by from ifellowship! What a great idea!! Blessings on your day!

SomeGirl

Thank you, Katharine! Hope you’ve had a WONDERFUL iFellowship Wednesday! ♥ Michelle

Alicia The Snowflake

What a great idea! I am always finding Legos in the wash. Although that is getting less and less. I think I will miss them when I no longer find them. Life is moving too fast!

SomeGirl

Life does move too fast! Let’s cherish those Legos while we have them! :)

It’s GREAT to see you, btw! ♥ Michelle

Deb Chitwood

I love your video, Michelle—it was fun seeing you “in person”! And I absolutely love your mudroom. What a great way to personalize it. Putting metal letters at the top of photo frames is a great idea to know about for many types of photos!

SomeGirl

Thanks, Deb! Your words are always so kind and encouraging! Thank you!

And I’m glad to be able to share neat things I find (hey, that reminds me of you… sharing neat things). :)

♥ Michelle

Meghan

coming over from iFellowship. I LOVE your blog and just love you! Thanks for the linkup!

Meghan
http://www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com
http://www.seedsoffaithwomen.com

SomeGirl

Thank you, Meghan! It was nice to be able to join the linkup this week! I love you, too, Girl! ♥ Michelle

Kelly

Love this, Michelle! And I, too, LOVE the words over the footprints art.

SomeGirl

Thanks, Kelly! :)

Maggie

Just catching up on blog reading. I LOVE this!! so cute!! I love your laundry room too. I always want to decorate mine, but it is always cluttery. Love the hand print thing too!!

SomeGirl

Thank, Maggie!! But I have to confess that’s not my laundry room, just a mud room off my kitchen. My laundry room is a MESS!! But, I’m working on it! ;)

Now, I need to go catch up on blog reading… starting with yours! :)

♥ Michelle

Maggie

A mud room {jealous sigh}…..

Jessica

What a great idea- I now wish that we had a mud room:) I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog- I look forward to your posts!
Jessica

SomeGirl

OMGosh Jessica, I just visited your blog and LOVE it… I’m adding it to my blogroll right now! I’m so happy you stumbled upon my blog, too! :)

Btw, I’ll comment there, but writing to our Compassion children has been on my to do list for weeks now… I’m going to use your tips this week! Thank you! ♥ Michelle

Jennifer

haha! That’s fabulous. I bet your kids love it!

SomeGirl

Funny enough, my oldest just found it this weekend and said, “Hey! There’s my ______ and _________ and ________” And had fun looking at things. :) I didn’t know how they’d respond… until this craft my little treasures were hidden behind a cabinet door. ;) lol

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