My junky waste of a space laundry room is no more. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and the cabinets, new curtains for the laundry closet, some new furniture and it's been transformed into a sunny, bright and pleasant space.
Just scroll down to yesterday's post to see the before. shudder.
Here is a reminder.
My laundry room is just down a short hall from my kitchen.
I took away an old bookshelf and added the wall of cubbies with fabric drawers.
New curtains for the window are from Cath Kidston fabric. I took down the brown bifold louvered doors that covered the closet where the washer and dryer reside. They were always open and they stuck out into the room eating up valuable space. These are shower curtains from Target hung on a shower rod and they easily slide open and closed. The perfect solution.
I made this clock many years ago. It was a craft project that was in one of the earliest issues of Mary Englebreit's Home Companion Magazine. It has hung in the kitchen of every house where I have lived since. Now it looks great in the laundry room.
I repainted these cabinets and also the hardware. I have a utility sink in the corner, a plant stand for houseplants that live inside during the cold months. This dresser I painted a few years ago for one of the daughters rooms. Now it is for storage and a great place to keep my steam press handy. Luv my steam press.
There is just one thing wrong with this picture. That black hamper. Black. Won't do. I'm going to have to change that.
This desk is the piece that jump started the redo. I got the desk and chair on Craig's List. I'd been contemplating the redo for some time, going back and forth. Should I do cabinets and a long countertop, or file drawers with a counter on top? I wanted to have a place for my laptop. Even though we have a home office upstairs, we use the laptop frequently. I take it on the road with me always, but when I'm home it get's a lot of use and I wanted it close to the kitchen. In the end getting a desk seemed the most practical and economical solution. And I love the cubbies. I have those in my sewing studio too.
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I'm hitting the road again today, off to see my BFF!