Friday, July 27, 2012

laundry room!

I shared our 'house tour' not too long ago, but I never did share our laundry room, so I wanted to include that today! Not that laundry rooms are too exciting or anything, but I actually do like being in there sometimes. Weird? Maybe. The green baskets are way too bright now, (they worked previously) but they are fine for now! Eventually I'll get some new ones.
When we moved into this house, the space opposite the washer and dryer was just empty and basically useless as there aren't any plugs or anything over there. I had this desk in our last kitchen, and luckily it fit right into the little nook like it was made for it! My dad and Rob built and painted the shelves, and voila! A place to store crafting supplies, extra cleaning stuff and my cook-books.
Our pantry isn't huge, so I'm glad we have this little place to catch all the stuff you don't really know what else to do with. And as a bonus, our printer and school supply junk doesn't have to take up room in a bedroom...glad for that!
 My friend Cassi and I painted this desk last summer. I still love the way it turned out! To cover the old, leather seat cushion, I stapled a kitchen hand towel from Target around it. Easy! And of course, you have to have a cork-board to collect invitations, cards, and pictures.
 Got this little ditty at Ikea. LOVE IT!
 And the actual laundry space...exciting stuff ;) 
All we really did over here was hang the basic wire rack for hang-drying clothes and of course, more storage on top! The ironing board is hanging on 2 simple hooks from Lowe's. Love that it's not sitting on the floor any more for some reason!
 I love jars and baskets, so this is a perfect way to store simple necessities.

We have also changed the guest bathroom, so I'll be sharing that soon! I love freshening things up in our home to make you really love it again. If there's one thing I've learned about home-ownership, it's that it's always a work in progress! So fun!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!


Mateya said...

I love your new blog look (it's probably months old, sorry haha!)

The laundry room is so cute! I'm impressed!

Beth Ann said...

I love it!!! So cute. I kind of like the green baskets! I have been wanting to spruce up our laundry room but haven't gotten around to it. It is tiny so not much can be done. I'm in the house sprucing up mood since we got the new rug. I want new curtains for the living room, etc. I get tired of things kind of easily! You are so right- it is a work in progress all the time!

Stephanie said...

I love this room!! And if I can make a suggestion on the green baskets so you don't waste $$ on new ones.. I'd get some printouts and place them on the front of the baskets.. maybe black with white writing. The darker color my take away from the brightness of the green. Just a suggestion! I have yellow ones I did it with because they were y.e.l.l.o.w. let me tell ya!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I'm stopping by for a visit from Kelly's Korner today.
What a wonderful space!
I especially love your office/craft area. How fun.
And the laundry room is so clean and organized. I love the jars and containers too.

Lauren Thomas said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner. I absolutely LOVE the jars! So clever!

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