Friday, 24 February 2012

Washing Board Decoration



I bought this washing board months ago. It was new. The shop owner said she knew sooner or later someone would buy it. I could hear in her voice it was later :)




Here is what I would like to have:


slika

:) I think this would be a great garden feature.


In the meantime, I have time to play with this washing board and try different decor options with it.
I thought I should 'weather' my washing board a little. I used vinegar and steel wool and it looked as if it had been in bush fire :( Then I had to bleach it.
Turned out OK.
For now, I decorated it with vintage soap labels from The Graphics Fairy and some other items. I also made these little cards that remind me what to use to remove most common stains. The frame is also from The Graphics Fairy. 



This is going to cheer up my small, very small laundry, don't you think?



                    


Have a great weekend, everybody xox


Love, DK

51 comments:

  1. Hi Donata! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. It's so nice to meet you too. I love those old wash boards. They're so hard to find!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  2. I love your washboard and thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm now your newest follower.

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  3. I love what you have done with this! I like the idea of the cards showing how to get rid of stains. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday.

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  4. This looks great!
    thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    i am your newest follower and would be honored if you would like to follow back. no hard feelings if not :-)
    love
    jutta

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  5. Many thanks for lovely comments, girls!
    it's my pleasure to follow you back XOX

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  6. What a great find to play around with and have lots of fun! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

    igottacreate.blogspot.com
    "Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open

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  7. Such a cute idea & practical with the tips!!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party. Have fun!

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  9. Thanks, girls :)
    Have a great week!
    (It's Kitty's birthday - why not go and leave a nice comment?)

    Love, DK

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  10. Hi Donata I love this washboard idea, especially the cards with the stain removal tips. I may have to copycat this for my laundry room. I found your blog via Debbiedoo's newbie party. I just started following you.

    http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com/

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. Following you right back :)

      (It's amazing how this thing sometimes does work! - The reply link, I mean.)

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    2. Hello Donata,
      I linked over from Happy Hour Projects -- your washboard caught my eye. I have two of these and haven't figured what to do with them -- until now! Yours came out great. I'm now following you, and invite you over to visit me at

      http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com for a look-see.

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  11. This is great fun, love the way you have hung all the labels from wooden clothes pegs. Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Maddy x

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  12. Hello Donata, I like your idea very much. Your washing board looks great !

    It's a very interesting and nice decor of your house. I'll come back to your blog more often in the future, because your ideas are very close to me :)

    Greetings !

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  13. I love your washboard! Love the cards with the stain removal tips. So very cute, and honestly it looks old! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

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  14. Very cute idea! I want a washboard but haven't found one for a reasonable price yet....thanks for the idea:)

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  15. Hi, Donata! It's adorable! Love the graphics and tips you added as well.

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  16. love the subtlety of the laundry baskets' monograms.

    so good, i'd like to invite you to
    come link them up at our link party
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

    have a happy day,

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  17. Thank you all so much! See you at your blogs :)

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  18. So cute I love those little label tags you made for it.I remember having a glass one years ago.It got lost in one of our moves.I am your newest follower joining from cowgirl up.Hope you will follow me too.

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  19. Love your inspiration. Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. Thanks, girls.
    I'm following you right back, Anne :)

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  21. Hvala na posjeti.
    Sviđa mi se tvoj blog!
    Lijep pozdrav iz Hrvatske.

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  22. Your washboard found a good home, and I really like the way you've taken it to the next level.
    Very Cute!

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  23. Oh yes, great find, and those little graphics from the graphics fairy are adorable.

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  24. Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It! I'm a new follower!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  25. Aw, that's really cute! I have one of these washboards, but I've never thought to adorn it other than with a magnet. I really like your idea of hanging the cards on them in the laundry room.

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  26. so cute and love the little reminders! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  27. Your washboard is so cute!! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  28. That looks amazing!

    Hope you'll link up to my Link party! :-)

    Vintage Mauve Link Party

    Cheers,
    Jessica, your newest Linky Follower

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  29. this is so clever...I have a vintage thrift shop right down my street. Maybe they have something like this...it would look so cute in my office! Thanks for the great idea!

    xoxo
    Aarean

    colorissue.blogspot.com
    (a blog all about COLOR!)

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  30. What a great find! So happy you linked to "Cowgirl Up!". I'll be looking for you here next week!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  31. this is fabulous. i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/search/label/spread%20the%20love%20link%20party
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

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  32. This is awesome!!! Never thought of using a washing board as decoration.. NICE!

    Thanks for linking at Create & Inspire!

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  33. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest and featured here. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please feel free to grab the feature button.

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  34. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project...
    Claire xox
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.com/

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  35. What a great transformation! It will look great in your laundry room. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursay.

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  36. Wow, it looks naturally adorable without being too girlie! Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my spring vignette :)

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  37. This is so cool! Love the labels! Your decor is great and I love your inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  38. I think I'd much rather hang cute items all over a washboard - as you did - and use it for decoration rather than washing with one! How about you? ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll join the fun this week, as well.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  39. This is adorable! I love the soap labels :)

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  40. Hi there -- thanks so much for sharing your project with us last week at Craft Junkie Too -- it is one of our featured favorites….so stop by and grab the featured me button if you'd like. :)http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/03/tgif-link-up-party-48.html
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com

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  41. This is such a fun project! Love it!

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  42. Love the idea. I have a real old washboard on my kitchen wall. I also have the little clothes pins. This gives me great inspiration. Thanks!

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  43. That will look wonderful in your laundry room! Excellent job! I love how you used the soap labels for the common stain removal tips. Thank you for linking up! :-)

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  44. Thanks for the wonderful printables.

    Newest Linky follower here. Love your blog! So glad I found it! Come by and visit me at http://www.hopesanddreamsstudio.blogspot.com/

    I have a page for Blog Buttons in the top tabs. Leave a button if you like so others can find you. If you have a place for mine, I'd appreciate that too.

    Nice to meet you.
    Jacque
    It's A Handmade World

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