Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Laundry room

So... remember my laundry room?

I determined that the amount of time I spend in this room directly correlates to the number of children I have. For example, I used to do a couple loads of laundry a week when I only had one kid. Now that I have 4, I do a brazillion loads a week. And my laundry room was less than inspiring.

It's a lot better now! I wanted a work space for folding clothes so I don't have to drag them through the house and pile them onto the floor in my bedroom just for me to avoid anyways.

I haven't really done any laundry since I built it so we'll see if I actually utilize the space. The nice thing is I just used supplies from my garage. The top is actually plywood but with the really dark stain, I don't think you can tell. I got the wooden leg from a wood working shop in Mesa. One of the bloggers my sister and I follow, Dorie, from Tuesdays with Dorie called us and said someone was giving away a bunch of wooden things like corbels and legs and things. So Tara drove into town and picked them up. I used 3 of the corbels in my island project that I almost finished. I'll post pics soon!

I'm thinking about hanging a bunch of windows from the ceiling with hinges to hit right at the shelf on the top half of the room. I just need to find a bunch of old windows!

I realized after I wrote this post that I had an idea in my head of exactly what I wanted it to look like but I couldn't remember where I'd seen it. I was looking on pinterest and I found it again. But I don't know where it's from because I got it off another blog who had borrowed the image. So if you know where it's from, please tell me so I can give them proper credit.


  1. wow- it's beautiful!!! that table skirt is amazing and totaly makes the space!

  2. Your laundry room turned out beautiful!! Love the table skirt and table leg!!

  3. It looks WONDERFUL! It's as cute as anything, i love the skirt and the legs, and the old sigh is perfect!


  4. I love the look! What I appreciate most is it's something everyone can achieve--simple, low-cost update that makes the space so lovely to be in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Im nearly positive the word AWESOME does not do you justice!

  6. Super cute and love the reuse of the leg. Adds some ornate country style to the space. Love it!

  7. Love it! I used the same inspiration photo when I was doing my laundry room makeover! I don't know where it came from either! Great job!
    d e n i s e

  8. one word... L.O.V.E!!
    oKay... i will say more... i L.O.V.E the idea of the table in the laundry room... Our final house WILL have a massive mud/laundry room for this reason... a sink and place for clothes to be dropped is a must!! when ur a mom of stinky boys there's gotta be a place for "drop-offs"

  9. What color did you paint your laundry room?