Years ago, when I only had one kid and worked a full time job, somehow I was able to keep up with the laundry. Even after I had my second little boy, I no longer worked and was able to stay at home, I could keep up with the laundry just fine. We moved, had another baby, and it seemed harder and harder to be able to keep up with it all. Now we have four boys and my husband and I’s laundry to keep up with. It builds up in a hurry, I’m sure a lot of you out there understand what that is like.
I’ve tried a couple of different ways to keep up with the laundry. I’ve tried doing some everyday, tried doing it ALL in one day, and occasionally I try just waiting until I HAVE to do laundry because we are out of clean things to wear. Ha! I’ve been wanting to find the right groove for me for a while now, and this week, I think I found it! So I decided to make myself a laundry schedule to help me keep up with it.
When I sat down to make this, I had no idea what direction it was going to go! I’ve had a piece of 1/4 inch thick MDF sitting around since before Christmas and I recently read this post from Not Just A Housewife and it made me excited to use my jigsaw for shapes. I’d wondered if you could do things like this with a jigsaw, but I had never dared try it. I decided to give it a try this morning. I got a piece of paper and made my pattern, and then traced my pattern onto the wood. My bracket shape didn’t turn out perfect, but I didn’t care one bit! I was just so excited that I could make this shape, all.by.myself, at home, and all!!
After the paint was dry I lightly sanded over it to smooth it out and also to distress the edges, just a little bit.
I am so happy with how this turned out, and I still can’t believe that I cut this fun shape out all by myself with the jigsaw! :) Here is a picture of it hanging in the house. Now if I just had a cute little laundry room to hang it in…maybe someday!
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