In Ashville (our first house) I had a small closed room, more like a closet, next to the furnace that my washer and dryer sat in, with an awesome laundry/hamper/folding table (that Mike built)sitting just outside the space. It worked, but it was not quite a "laundry room". Well now I have one and it's finished. Well it was in pretty good shape before I got my hands on it, but it just didn't have any personality.
So I came up with an idea to make this new laundry room more efficient and happier. I told Mike what I was looking for and our task for this room was to not purchase anything new, and to only make things out of what we already had.
So first thing was some color. I had about a half a gallon of some turquoise paint left over from some furniture I had painted earlier in the year and since it was Behr paint (I love Behr paint) I knew it would cover the area I needed. So I began the arduous process of cleaning, and taping the area. Now I am not sure this room had been dusted and or cleaned in quite some time so it literally took me longer to clean the room before hand than to actually paint it. (No photos of that process.)
|Laundry room before, not bad but no color, no personality.|
|After a good coat of paint and some embellishments|
I have said it before and I will say it again "I AM BLESSED TO BE MARRIED TO SUCH A TALENTED MAN!!!"
One other thing I love about my laundry room is the laundry tub. This is the first one I've had and I love it. Being a crafty one I always have something that needs cleaned out, brushes, pallets, towels, etc. But in order for me to paint behind it, Mike had to remove it. He had a little help from our Miniature Schnauzer "Miss Mille".
|Love my cute little laundry tub|
I added a few fun things like an old iron that my dear friend Katie Dum gave me, along with some clothes pins that were my Mom's, a large clothes pin I dug out of a box of stuff that was my sister in laws and a soap dish that I had picked up at a yard sale years and years ago.
And then I saw a cute sign on Pintrest and decided to make one of my own out of yes you guessed it, more of that fencing material. I finished the place off with a rug that I had gotten earlier in the year at a yard sale for less than $5.00. So no money was spent (other than the new dryer hose) and I now have a fun place to do my laundry. Master Bed Room is next on the list.