Monday, March 7, 2011

Laundry Room Update and Sneak Peek

Good afternoon folks!  I've been a busy little bee...this weekend we worked on the basement.  Then my husband got sick Sunday and we had a full day.  The kids and I carried on and went to church and the wedding without him.  He is feeling better today. 

This is my spring break from school.  I am determined to Spring clean this week and finish the laundry room.  Here's a sneak peek at it.  You have to remember what it used to look like when we moved in...

This wall you see on the right is now a new room wall for my laundry room.  The nook is a little area that includes under our stairs and is my new lil' tote storage room, not finished.  Maybe if I'm brave I'll show you that too, when you see my totes you may think I'm officially crazy though :)

Over on the left (looking into the doorway) is where my washer and dryer will go.  We opted for a dropped ceiling, a little lower than we hoped due to duct work.

It measures 14' 6" X 12' 6", almost identical to my dining room.

This is the view from inside the room.  Excuse the mess...

The paint is Clean White from Waverly and we bought a vinyl wood-looking floor, a honey color.  It looks like planks and even has texture.  I have big plans for this room, a table/folding area, shelves to display vintage shoe strechers, laundry room decor, a rolling cart.  I'd love to have a new washer and dryer but that's not in the cards right now.  We had almost all the building materials so except for the ceiling, floor and paint + my hubby doing all the work it has been very inexpensive.

So I deep cleaned our family room and I just couldn't resist the urge to do a little Spring decorating.  Here's a sneak peek.  Tomorrow bathrooms..ugh!

Ok, I know I'm fudging a bit but I'm hoping that the inside will soon be reflective of the outside.  Here's what I would love to know if you could put anything in your laundry room what would it be?  I'd love to hear some ideas and tell me what you're up to this week.

Be back soon,


  1. Looks like you are making progress and that is a good thing!
    I kind of like my antiques so an old wood ironing board, maybe a washboard and wash basin, definitely a folding table and one of those cute little signs for the wall. You have a good start!

  2. Lookn good! I would have a folding counter that could double as a crafting area. I would skirt it and include outlets and a pull out chair. Also I would love an ironing board that is built into the wall and fold up and down for easy use.