My inspiration comes from many different sources such as; Pinterest*, Magazine, Store Displays, Blogs, Local newspapers and even my friends homes. Have you ever found yourself inspired by a product? That’s exactly what happened to me in Mexico.
In case you didn’t know, we drive to Mexico. After loading two adults, two kids, two dogs and a cat into our van, space is limited. Really limited. But not so much that I can’t find room for my Sunlight.
Yes, I bring a container of Sunlight laundry detergent to Mexico.
And here are a few reasons why…
1. Liquid detergents are easier on our septic system,**
2. It’s specially formulated for use with cold water***,
3. One jug lasts me the entire trip and it’s less expensive than products I can buy locally,
4. Last but not least I like to know that my clothes are clean and that they smell fresh.
So, when I was presented with the idea to update my Mexican Laundry Room I was embarrassed. How was it that the walls were bare, things were falling everywhere and I didn’t even have a laundry basket. To top it off, in a country that knows colour, my room was completely grey.
I found my inspiration in Sunlight.
I headed to the local market with the thoughts; clean, crisp, bright, fresh, and of course my favourite colour… Yellow.
I started with the walls and purchased hangings (and/or table mats) that are handmade with a loom and then embellished with hand stitched flowers. So much time and effort goes into these works of art and every time I see them, I smile.
Then I purchased a few colourful containers to help clean-up some of junk that had accumulated and of course a new laundry basket. Reuse is one of my favourite words (along with Reduce and Recycle) so I converted the container into a flower vase.
Voila! My “Drab to Fab” transformation!
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* Here is my Home Decor Pinterest Board.
** Note that we don’t even put toilet paper down our system so this is really key.
*** We only have hot water for showering. Not even in the kitchen for washing dishes.
Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo was compensated for sharing this post. However, we were not contacted about it until after we’d already brought our container of Sunlight to Mexico.
i get my inspiration from pinterest
What’s home decor? I am lucky if I can get my laundry done…but Sunlight does make it smell fresh and clean (especially now that we can hang things on the line outside!).
I find inspiration in the pages of my favourite magazines (Style At Home, House and Home, and Chatelaine).
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I get my inspiration from all over – pinterest, friends, stores.. I really don’t have a style, persay.. It’s a collection of things I love.
Oh I love those hangings!! I have a set on my table all through the winter. Keeps me thinking of Spring. You’ve taken me back to San Cristobal memories once again. The best market I visited in Mexico.
I usually get inspiration from my daughters (now Adults), other family homes and from blogs. I love to try out some new ideas every now and then to spruce up a room. I think you did extremely weil with your laundry room.
Your room looks a lot different! Not so scary, looks fresh! I get my inspiration from nature and the ocean
I check out Pinterest and check out home decor while I’m wandering through the store to see what catches my eye.
It really does look cheery and brighter! Great inspiration!
I get mine from Martha Stewart…. sad but true. LOVE her style.
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Love the bright yellow vase for your flowers! Indeed drab to fab! I get my inspiration from looking in people windows as I walk by, and magazines, pinterest for sure! I am inspired by others and their clever ideas as well! Inspires me to find different ways to use items and re-purpose or up-cycled them.
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I get all my design inspiration from your blog. You are my personal hero in every way. 🙂
I have family living in Portugal and I’m so inspired by the colours and vibrancy of that country that I’ve been trying to introduce the look into my home. I am not Portuguese myself but I find it very comforting and homey.
I’ve always looked at magazines as long as I can remember and now more on-line sites is where I get my inspiration from. But there is still something about a great magazine with pages. Pinterest is so cool, so many great ideas for sure. Also from displays in-store or in catalogues. I think you did a great job with your laundry room!
I get mine from magazines, HomeSense, Stores and online
That is a big change! I love how bright and cheerful it is now. It looked sort of dreary before…
I really find a lot of my inspiration on pinterest
i get my inspiration from pinterest,they sure have some amazing ideas
It seems i am also getting a few from you Blog !
I get inspiration through Pintrest.
My ideas pop into my head. Well actually for our upstairs bathroom, I had come across a two square tiles with hooks that I could use as towel racks, and voila, the rest of the colour scheme fell into place.
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Cute! Yellow is one of my favorite colors to bring in freshness and light. I love how you brightened up a dull space.
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I am inspired by different things I see in magazines, on the internet and from my own experience too. I love the way you have brightened up your laundry room with a touch of this and that, it works very well. 🙂
Love sunlight laundry detergent.
I have to also say pinterest, or just surfing the internet
I get my inspiration from nature to be honest. Here in Victoria, we have the vibrant ocean and so many flowers in all colours!
I get my inspiration from nature
What a difference a bit of color can make! The room definitely looks more inviting. Great idea and post Sarah 🙂
I get mine from pinterest so many great posts
pinterest seems to have many good ideas
I get my inspiration from pinterest boards
I get my home decor inspiration from my mom and Pinterest.
Your laundry room looks so pretty now!! I wish I had your motivation to start sprucing things up around here. Great post!
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Nice! I have getting a lot of my design inspiration from Pinterest.
I love sunlight its the only detergent I will use
Yellow…my most favourite colour! Pinterest and magazines! I love seeing what people are pinning and how stylists are changing/adding colour. It inspires me to bring a little bit home with me! 🙂
nspiration from Pinterest.I love you wall design
I get inspiration from other people’s homes, and show homes are a great way to get ideas!
i love the transformation!! i get inspiration from pinterest and other peoples houses
Great idea! Love how you went off the bottle of laundry soap! I am so going to try this!
Great idea! I get my inspiration from magazines, pin interest, and tv
i get my inspiration from internet, nature and imagination
i get my inspiration from friends and family
Looks like a happy place now as before it really needed some color and now the baskets add a great touch. Good for storage too especially with things you find in pockets as least I always do when doing the family laundry.
I grab inspiration from the outdoors. I love changing things up for the different seasons. I also look at Pinterest for ways to do this on a budget!
I get my ideas and inspiration from the internet blogs!
This is such a great idea !!!!
I get inspired from looking through magazines.
I get my inspiration from pinterest!
Amazing what a bit of colour and thought can do!
I have never put art in the laundry room, what a great idea
I love that you called it art. Which it is to me. However, to people in Mexico, it’s a placemat 😉 It really brightened up the whole room.
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