A long time ago.
That would be last year. [wink]
Our lower level laundry room/closet and bathroom were completely gutted. It was the biggest mess I have ever seen. But, there was a silver lining in it. We were able to make a few very minor changes to make the laundry space more comfortable to use and give the primed walls a few coats of sweet buttery yellow.
Here’s a photo of what it looked like before the mechanical renovation which I shared about here. I quickly snapped a before photo because I thought the floor tile was going to be coming up. It’s not a terrific shot…but gives you an idea of things. Once the project began we learned that only the bathroom floor needed to be replaced. I was thrilled…that tile was even more ‘dramatic’ than this one. But, since we rent this home, there are some things that I have to live with, like this stunning blue & gold tile floor. [Sigh] Overall, I cannot complain. This is a very nice basement.
Once I realized that I had a small window of time to paint and make a major but minor change to the laundry room/closet I devised a plan. And that was….
to take this space from dreary and drab to delightful.
Right now I am in the midst of decorating the space and doing a little more painting.
And I’m still leaning towards some of the ideas that I shared here.
Only now….I have no budget. Zero. And because the house is going up on the market any day now, it really doesn’t matter. Except. Except that I’m big on finishing. I really want to see my ideas played out. And, I’m thinking you do, too.
A girl can dream.
She can even talk to her fairy godmother.
But, I’m pretty sure not many of us will have a laundry room/closet looking as magnificent as this….
Have you ever felt like you needed to lie down in the midst of doing laundry? Well here you go! [wink]
Okay…neither of us will probably ever have a laundry room that looks like this. But, on the other hand….what does it take to make a very ordinary laundry room/ closet that looks like mine, extraordinary?
I guess you’ll have to wait and see! [big cheesy grin]
What closet, room, corner, etc., have you (like me) been putting off until tomorrow?
Want to join me in finishing a project?
Or maybe, starting?
I’d love to hear whatever it is.
Who loves to do laundry?
I know a few of you do. It can be a wonderful act of service to our family members. But, essentially, it’s about cleaning clothes. We want to be clean and look good when we go out in the world.
I came across this image of a scripture verse we’ve been mediating on lately at our house.
It reminds me that more important than a lovely laundry room, or even nice clean clothes, is the character with which we clothe ourselves.
Colossians 3:12 says…Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
So…now that I’ve shared this laundry room/closet project with you, and the importance of finishing what I’ve started, I need to get moving!! Laundry room….get ready for some pretty!!
Talk to you soon!
And…go make some ordinary thing…extraordinary!
I’d be honored if you used the sharing buttons at the bottom
and let your friends know the goodness that awaits them here.
Sharing at these Extraordinary spots: