It’s been a long time coming but I finally have pictures of my laundry room. One of my initial post on my Facebook group highlighted a few special touches that I just can’t live without and how this small room to which I spend so much time in was so boring.
The plain white walls one window and no personality all began it’s journey in the middle of a snow storm. There were never big plans to re-do this space as it was not high on the priority list but thanks to a good husband and a crazy color choice for paint we began.
In the middle of the snow storm with a best friend we witnessed the falling of 3 over head cabinets from the wall. Comical to say the least. Imagine 4 kids 2 guys out shoveling snow during a blizzard and me and a girlfriend holding up cabinets half connected to the wall. Poor installation was ultimately the reason for their demise. This than opened a conversation and a week of Pintrest dreaming of re-doing the space. Now don’t confuse me with having a great budget and access to a total re-do, but rather create a better layout and some paint colors.
Some items that I already had and knew I wanted to keep included my lost sock board. Which is available to purchase thru my Etsy store. This re-purposed board holds the single socks that are looking for their “solemates”.
A cleaning how to list which I reference while trying to act like a detective and figure out what is it and how to remove stains from kids clothes. This list is cut from magazines, online searches and my own mother’s suggestions.
And some sorting for bleach, hand washing and storage so I didn’t have to see bottles and supplies. This room provides the most amount of light to our second floor so the door is almost always open. I needed this space to look bright, tidy and function all the time.
I picked a crazy color, I know but the orange was such a contrast from the rest of our house which is coastal with blues, yellow, greens and whites. This room could fill my need of vibrant color. I was only doing an accent wall and it wasn’t the living room so my husband agreed. Now for a mariner all he could say it that it was international orange. I think life raft or home depot orange is accurate for us lay people. In any form it is bright, keeps the light reflecting into the hall bright and can show off my crazier side. Behr Premium Plus – Flame 210B-7.
I wanted to add some baskets for sorting that were wall mounted. My floor space was limited so anything I could hang up was key. Found these baskets at Home Depot made some tags and they work perfect. The basket is removable so I can dump the load in as they are full and really weren’t too expensive. I knew I wanted to add to this space some of my kids artwork. Figured if I’m spending so much time here the artwork with the crazy colors would fit right in and make me smile. My daughter painted this hot pink mermaid and it’s by far one of my favorites.
Drum roll please. The after photos… Now I’m very thankful for a second floor laundry room; a true room not a closet and not in the basement. I’ve hauled my share of baskets from basements to laundry mats and all the way back to mom’s house. Use the space you have and make it work for you. Possibilities are truly endless.