As I've mentioned before, I like cottage style decorating... but with black and dark colors in place of the white and pastels. Gothic Cottage style, if there is such a thing. Befitting that look, I wanted to add black lace trim to the new shelves in my laundry closet. I pulled some venise lace from my stash.
Thumbtacks seemed like an appropriate way to attach the lace. I had plenty of thumbtacks; alas, they were white. No problem! That's what spray paint is for. I stuck the tacks into a piece of foamboard and spray painted them...
The newly black tacks worked perfectly to attach the lace along the edge of the shelves.
To hide the plumbing and electrical, I hung a piece of black jacquard fabric on a tension rod under the bottom shelf.
On the top shelf went some new black baskets for laundry and storage.
Just a few finishing touches, and the laundry closet makeover will be complete!