We finished up the Pugmire’s laundry room this week (and just started tearing into ours–I already can’t wait to be on the other side) and it is absolutely lovely. I can’t wait to share photos with you hopefully Monday if I can get the green light from Wayfair. After everything was in place, I felt like it needed something a little personal–as every space does. I went on Corine’s instagram and selected a bunch of photos and had them printed using Social Print Studio. There are a hundred ways to display instagram photos, but for this room, I wanted it to be simple, straight and clean.
A swagged string wouldn’t really fit into the vibe of the space, and I worried that I wouldn’t be able to get wire taut enough that it wouldn’t swag either. While in Ace Hardware, I discovered these ultra thin metal dowels–1/8″ and they worked perfectly!
1/8″ metal dowels
5/8″ screw eyes
mini clothes pins (a nod to the laundry room)
Tiny drill bit
First we marked all of our holes for the screw eyes using a level with a ruler on one edge. You don’t always have to do a pilot hole for screw eyes, but since these were so small, we didn’t want to risk trying to screw the eyes in and struggling and then the hole gets bigger and loose and…you know! A tiny (the tiniest!) drill bit to make a pilot hole guided the screw eyes in without any trouble.
The dowel just slides right in, clip on your photos and your done. Did this post even need words? Maybe not.
We hung 3 straight rows on either side of where their wood burning stove sits. There were also 1/8″ brass dowels at Ace (for double the price) that I was so tempted to snag, but the black fit in with the industrial pipe shelving in the room and it was the right choice for in here. Definitely logging the brass option away for later though. How pretty would that be?! Can’t wait to share more photos next week. Have the best weekend!
To see more posts about this laundry renovation, click here and follow the hashtag #pumirelaundry on Instagram for sneak peeks. Special thanks to our sponsors Wayfair and Ace Hardware who so generously provided the means to renovate our laundry room and then allowed us to forward it onto someone else who needed it–they’re the best!