Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat.
Some household tasks are never done.
Photo snapped by my living in the country & loving it friend.
Do you love it or hate it?
Not long ago we had some work done in our basement. You may remember my unpleasant experience with the digging machine. When that work was nearly completed I decided that I wanted to throw some paint on the walls in my laundry room. Ahem, closet. The washer and dryer were out of their tiny space and so it seemed that as the cement flooring was drying I should seize the day. Or in this case, the night. This was a busy time for me. I was creating decor for our church’s summer vacation Bible school. In my mind, time was of the essence, so early evening on the way home from church I stopped by Lowe’s and looked at paint samples. And decided, right then and there, on a lovely, barely-there yellow, and got the first coat up that night. When my mind is made up, I get to work.
Since that painting frenzy, the closet doors have been removed (I have plans for those doors!) and the opening enlarged so that the washer and dryer could be slid into place. Another coat of paint has gone on the walls and the washer and dry were nestled back in place. It already looks 500 percent better. With my now pale yellow blank slate, it is time for some decor! And just where does a gal turn when she wants inspiration? Pinterest!
Recently I posted about my
addiction to love of Pinterest. And I mentioned that I would be back to share with you one of the ways that I find Pinterest useful. Aren’t you lucky? Today is the day!
I created a Pinterest Board ~ Inspired to do Laundry. You might want to check it out. But, there is a caveat. I did not pin lots and lots of beautiful laundry rooms. I pinned a few. I restrained myself. After all, I don’t have a room. I have a closet. And frankly that is a bit limiting. Um, actually, I have the hallway outside of the closet to play with as well. But, it is still a wee space.
To begin…the two previous photos are my “if I could have the laundry room of my dreams” photos. These would pretty much qualify.
There are two shelves over my washer and dryer. Behind me, when I face those two remarkable workhorses, is a now blank wall which, until the kind gentle man I married carefully removed it for me, was embellished with a wallpaper border of swans. And though my name is Swan son…the swans had to go. Everything is now ready for my touches. Pretty exciting, huh?
What did I find Pinteresting?
Some fancy letters spelling W-A-S-H. Not that I need help with spelling – Heehee! Aren’t they pretty?
Then I spied this. How fun!
Use vintage trouser hangers to hold up photographs of art. And it isn’t a real laundry without a washboard too!
And I have a small stash of these, too! And a washboard. And a copper boiler.
I just may have the start of something fun.
To the right of the washer and dryer I have a small space and so when I saw this lovely room I fell. In. Love. Okay…I like the low shelves. And I have a little inset area too. I just might be able to add shelves like that.
I have a few other ideas up my sleeve and they involve some fabric I thrifted a few months ago, lots of blue canning jars, and more than a few Longaberger Baskets. As soon as it starts coming together, I bet you’re going to want to see it? Yes?
Do you have a pretty laundry area?
What helps you tackle those mounds of dirty clothes?
I’m not sure that a gorgeous laundry area is going to make me eager to Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat. But, it surely is going to make the task much more pleasant. And cheerful. And I’ll get to decorate with a few things that have been stashed away in boxes. I’m getting excited!!!!
What are you finding Pinteresting these days?
Have you created a project or inspiration board?
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