Ballard Knock-Off Laundry Room Decor’ve slowly been re-decorating the laundry room to have more of a rustic/industrial/farm house feel to coordinate with the decor around rest of the house.  I loved these over-sized vintage looking safety pins from Ballard Designs, but I wasn’t liking the price and was pretty sure shipping to Alaska would only make me like it less.  So when I saw some similar pieces on the local buy sell page for $10 each I decided to DIY myself a set.  Here’s what they looked like seconds before their makeover began.

PinsBeforeAnd here’s what they look like now!  I put them on the wall where I’d recently had the metal organizer we got on our recent trip down south.  We hadn’t been using it at all so it didn’t make sense to keep it there.  I’ve stashed it away for now since I really liked it and might find another spot for it later on.

2I like how the black plays off the other elements in the room, but am considering adding a bit of rusty color or grey with some distressing to create more depth, but haven’t decided yet.  When we get the countertop installed on the cabinet the black in the stone should play off the color well, so I’ll probably hold off until then to make a final decision.  What do you think?  Leave them as is, or add a bit of texture with a second color?

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