Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Laundry Room










Well, here is my new and improved laundry room I have working on the past few days. It was fun to do because I didn't go out and buy anything. I used things I already had which forced me to be creative. I have really been enjoying my lamp in there because it gives a much better view from the kitchen. I love having it on at night! Of course, I recovered the shade, an old dirty one bought at a yard sale. The tray (25 cents yard sale find) was silver and I painted it black and added scrapbook paper to the center. My husband made the table between the washer and dryer a few years ago from a wood and iron piece from Michaels. It has been up in my attic and I was so happy it worked in the space. I got the idea of the table from Shannon at Bless Our Nest (thedavisfamilynwa.blogspot.com). I had to put some wood blocks underneath to lift it up and then added fabric to the front. Now it hides the dogfood and trashcan - YAY! I hot glued the toile fabric and ribbon to make the valance hung on the door. The door goes to the outside (back of our house), but we never use it. We have another backdoor in the living room that we use. The plate rack over the door was already there. I just changed the plates on it. The white plate above the toile bunny plaque has a fleur de lis Christmas ornament hot glued to it. The fleur de lis was gold and I painted it red. I redid the magnet board by adding harlequin scrapbook paper to it. I still want to add something like an initial or some words to the scrapbook paper on the magnet board, but haven't done it yet. This was a fun project because it was easy, inexpensive, and only took a short amount of time. And I can always change out the plates or swap out the bunny plaque for one of my many framed calendar pictures. I was going to hang a rooster print, but decided on the bunny for now. O.K., I'll shut up now for those of you who are still reading this. I don't like to post really long explanations because I figure no one reads them all the way through anyway. I want to see your cute laundry rooms so show them and let me know about it!

38 comments:

Yvette (aka Martha) said...

Looks great I so want to do my laundry room now after seeing such great inspiration. What color is the wall color, love it.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a great laundry room...you did a wonderful job sprucing it up!

Betsy said...

All these laundry room redos are SO fun! I love yours and wish I had a window to dress in mine. Great work.

Betsy said...

Oh yeah...I am loving the lamp in mine too. It is on every evening. It is just a nice soft glow when I walk by.

Jess said...

It looks great! You did a wonderful job!

Fran said...

Your laundry room redo is beautiful! It makes me want to go work on mine, which needs it badly! Thanks for sharing with us.

Fran

Manuela said...

It's so cute! Love the color combination. You did a great job and it is more fun thinking of way of re-using things you already have than just going out and buying a whole bunch of new stuff! I have no cute laundry room I can share!

Manuela

Julie said...

wow I love it the color is great and of course the red is fabulous very cute..
julie

Screaming Meme said...

It's as cute as you are!

Blanca said...

Looks fantastic. Don't you just love it when you make changes using things you already have.

Sandy Toes said...

It is just wonderful...all my favorite things! I love tray on the washer...I love the curtains...the memo board...just wonderful!!!
-sandy toes

Erin said...

Seriously, you are so dang creative! I love your colors, your style, your room...I could go on and on! I need to totally tweek my laundry room! I absolutely love the lamp idea. I think that is my next little project. I can just hear my hubby now..a lamp in the laundry room? Oh well...he'll just have to deal! Have a great day Angie!

Emily said...

Great job just shopping the house. Super Cute!

Inspired Kara said...

I'm loving all these cute laundry rooms. It makes me want to do a post on how horribly ugly mine is!!!

Shannon said...

Love everything!! Love the table, valance, lamp...everything! I love having a lamp in my laundry too. It makes everything so pretty. Your laundry rom looks SO CUTE!

AndreaW123 said...

I bet you don't mind spending time in that pretty room!!!!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

That is so cute...you did a wonderful, excellent job!!

Now I'm inspired to find my laundry room floor....

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Alot of do read everything...when we are interested. And believe me we are interested!!! Especially when the laundry room looks like yours! Congratulations on a job well done! Yipppeeee for you. Hey have you been Boooed yet? If you haven't consider yourself Booed, come over to my blog and pick up your picture to post...it is alot of fun!
Blessings,
Debbie
PS Hey one question...where is all the laundry? Or is it all folded and put away? Big smile!

Queen Bean said...

Angie, Looks great! Deana

joelandbecca said...

ok that is so darling! I am so jealous! First of all because you are so creative and so clean! Second, I do not have a lundry room! Just a big hall closet with bifold doors! Oh so jealous! You did such a great job!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

This is so great! So so so great. I've said it before, I love laundry rooms! Your makeover was just so awesome. You should be proud. I'm hoping to do one soon in my home but that involves paint and primer of the whole room...and I loathe painting. I'm going to try to post some laundry room inspiration pix on my blog today to maybe physc myself up for it. Great job!

Tricia Anne said...

Your laundry room is too cute!! I also like having a lamp in my laundry room. Did I see a floral arrangement on your door? I want to do that too! I really like how you "shopped your house" that is great!
Love it all!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Christy said...

I would do laundry in a room like that any day!

You did a wonderful job!

squawmama said...

It is a beautful laundry room... If I attempted to put a lamp on my washer it would vibrate right off... LOL LOL You did a awesome job on decorating

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have done a fabulous job of this! The little lamp just makes the room feel so much cozier, and if it's a place you use a lot, it is totally worth it! (Heck, even if it isn't a place you use a lot, I still think it should be cozy!). I have a mini-laundry room makeover coming up next week too...so much inspiration! :)
Carrie

AJ said...

Looks great! Way better than mine which is in an unfinished room in the basement. Some day it will get prettied up:)

Mimi Sue said...

Your laundry room turned out great. I'll try to post mine next week. Mimi

Debbie said...

I read them all the way thru! LOL! Your laundry room looks great. Love the toile. I wish I could set decorative stuff on the dryer but we use the top of the w&d to fold clothes.

Debbie in Florida

Katie said...

Love it, so cute. It looks like a place I want to go and just enjoy. who can say that about the laundry room?

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love your laundry room-very relaxing...

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I love it all!! This looks so great AND you didn't spend anything to do it!! Love the window treatment and I love the ironwork as the top to the table!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Angie,
I'm so happy you stopped by my blog and left a comment today. I just put your blog on my Google Reader-I love it!
I love the toile and gingham fabrics you use in your home... My favorites!
Your laundry room is wonderful-Laundry rooms should be nice, we spend enough time in them!
Many Blessings,
Robin~♥

Daphine said...

Oh WOW!!! You have totally impressed me! This is your laundry room??!?! WOW! I was happy that mine was just organized. Love the color of your wall! I love the whole thing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come again. I'll definitely stop back by yours again. I think I could use some decorating ideas for sure!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, it is so, so pretty. You did a great job!

Candy said...

Wow! It turned out so nice! It's great to show that you used many of the things you already had.

Great post!

nikkicrumpet said...

I've been scrolling through all the pictures...and I've decided....I'm MOVING IN! You've done a superior job with your beautiful home!

Leisa Tobler said...

I love your laundry room! I've added you to my faves on my blog at http://ideamom.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie said...

I have never seen a cuter, neater laundry room! Love it! :-)