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 Hiding the washing machine – Κρύβοντας το πλυντήριο

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Today I would like to go back in time to about a year ago when I was working on a spare room, that functions as a laundry/family room.  It is a medium sized room but I have the washing machine in here and unless I break down the door frame to the bathroom, there is no chance of moving it.  My solution was to disguise the washing machine.  Here is how I did it.

Σήμερα θα ήθελα να πάω πίσω ένα χρόνο πριν, όταν δούλευα σε ένα διαθέσιμο δωμάτιο, το οποίο λειτουργεί ως πλυντήριο / οικογενειακό δωμάτιο. Είναι ένα μεσαίου μεγέθους δωμάτιο, αλλά έχω το πλυντήριο εδώ και δεν υπάρχει καμία πιθανότητα να το μετακινήσω. Η λύση μου ήταν να κρύψω το πλυντήριο. Εδώ είναι πώς το έκανα.
Creating a screen panel, Hiding the Washing Machine
This is what is hiding behind that partition. 

Αυτό κρύβετε πίσω από το διαχωριστικό.
I hid it behind a wall partition that I made with the help of hubby.  Basically what this is is 3 pieces of laminate board covered with batting and fabric. I used 2 different fabrics and once I glued them on, I attached the 3 boards using hinges.

Το έκρυψα πίσω από ένα διαχωριστικό που έκανα με τη βοήθεια του συζύγου. Βασικά αυτό είναι 3 κομμάτια κοντραπλακέ καλυμμένα με βαμβακερό γέμισμα (όπως είναι στα παπλώματα) και ύφασμα. Χρησιμοποίησα 2 διαφορετικά υφάσματα και τα αφού κόλλησα επάνω, τα ένωσα με μεντεσέδες.
covering laminate board in batting and pretty bird fabric, Hiding the Washing Machine
Here is how it looked before:

Έτσι φαινόταν πριν:
Before the partition, Hiding the Washing Machine
The washing machine is hiding behind this partition, but that is not all…

Το πλυντήριο κρύβεται πίσω από αυτό το διαχωριστικό, αλλά δεν είναι μόνο αυτό …
Partition and washing machine covered in plaid fabric,Hiding the Washing Machine
I used the same fabric that went on the back side of the partition to cover the washing machine, so it all ties in together.  

Χρησιμοποίησα το ίδιο ύφασμα που έβαλα στο πίσω μέρος του διαχωριστικού για να καλύψει το πλυντήριο, έτσι όλα δένουν μεταξύ τους.
I  also have a little stool covered in the same fabric, that I use to put the laundry basket on when I’m working. 


πίσης έχω ένα μικρό σκαμνί καλυμμένο από το ίδιο ύφασμα, και το χρησιμοποιώ για να βάζω το καλάθι ρούχων όταν δουλεύω.
This has been a very easy way to hide the washing machine in plain sight.  When I need to use it I simply remove the fabric cover.

Αυτός ήταν ένας πολύ εύκολος τρόπος για να κρύψω το πλυντήριο μπροστά στα μάτια μας. Όταν χρειαστεί να το χρησιμοποιήσω απλά αφαιρώ το υφασμάτινο κάλυμμα.
Using laminate boards to create a folding panel partition to hide the washing machine in the room, Hiding the Washing Machine
So that was my solution to hiding the elephant in the room,  er,  hiding the washing machine – well, it sure feels that way to me. If you are interested in doing something like this contact me and I will find the link where I got the tutorial.  


 ήταν η λύση μου για να κρύβεται ο ελέφαντας στο δωμάτιο – καλά,  έτσι  αισθάνομαι εγώ. Αν σας ενδιαφέρει να κάνετε κάτι τέτοιο επικοινωνήστε μαζί μου και εγώ θα βρω τη σύνδεση όπου πήρα τις οδηγίες.
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Thursday 13th of April 2017

This is a creative solution to hide that washing machine and making a coordinate cover makes not only looking it good but prevents it from dirt and dust.


Saturday 15th of April 2017

Pili, we are in the stages of renovating this apartment so I have decided to repaint the washing machine since it is a fuss to take the cover off all the time. Everything changes.

Janice @ Curtains In My Tree

Friday 24th of July 2015

It looks great I liked your cover before also very creative seen you on My Romantic Home blog post


Friday 24th of July 2015

Thank you Janice. It gets the job done! The screen panel has the birds on one side and the plaid on the other... to keep me guessing. Thanks for visiting!


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Love the bird pattern on the screen. You're always so creative.


Monday 3rd of April 2017

Thank you Carol. I think I secretly did this just to be able to show off that lovely pattern.

Nikki Gwin

Monday 3rd of April 2017

That is a great idea to make a utilitarian object more beautiful. I love the fabric you chose. :) gwingal


Thursday 6th of April 2017

Thanks Nikki I was looking for a place to use this pretty fabric.


Tuesday 4th of April 2017

What a clever idea! It would work for so many other things you want to hide too ;)


Thursday 6th of April 2017

Yes it would, and it's not so tall that it obstructs your view.

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