:: Old House ~ New Look: Laundry Room ::

:: Okay, Okay, Okay....well I guess I've left it long enough now! This post was actually partially finished two days ago, I just didn't have the chance to edit and post it ::

:: So here we go ::

:: Not sure if you remember but this is my original laundry room. It was horrible...the door couldn't open fully due to the small size of the room + full size washer&dryer = no room for the opening {there is Jacob crawling around, he was about the same age as Cole is now...it's crazy fast how fast time goes by!} ::

:: Here is the laundry room now from the same view. Here is what we did to change it:
*New floor {peel & stick from Home Depot}
*New trim
*Painted the doors
*Installed new stacking washer/dryer
*Left original light fixture but just painted the trim & center w/ spray paint
*Paul created & installed a folding table beside the washer/dryer unit {due to the pipes & tubing for the washer/dryer unit we couldn't put the washer/dryer unit right against the wall so we had to improvise}

:: Here is the view from our hall into our laundry room - this is the folding table Paul made for me that stands perfectly high enough for me to fold on without bending over ::

:: Yes, I have a few detergents - One for darks, one for whites, one for regular + Downy fabric softener, then there is the bleach, fabric softening sheets {I don't use my Downy on Paul's outside work clothes, so he gets the fabric sheets, these are also used for lining our dresser drawers and putting on our hangers etc.}, oxi-clean for those boy type stains, and Mrs. Stewarts liquid bluing ::

:: In the baskets; there is one for random socks {don't ask}, some cleaning supplies that I don't keep in my cleaning closet, an emergency kit {flashlight, matches, snack bars etc.} and our sunscreen & swimming diapers for the babes ::

:: Under the folding table is my laundry basket, a garbage can & my mop bucket ::

:: Close up of decor on my folding table {calendar, lamp, fake potted plant (I killed the real one) & hand lotion} ::

:: This is a view from the door into the laundry room towards the garage door ::

:: See how small my laundry room actually is? I told you it is a postage stamp! ::

:: On top of my washer/dryer I have extra fabric softener & a basket holding extra paper products {toilet paper & paper towel} ::

:: This is the wall directly across from my washer/dryer unit. It has a peg board with misc. items on it and friends photos ::

:: I found this great little shoe rack at Target ($20) for the boys shoes/socks and extra out-door items. Sometimes it ends up being a catch all but usually it stays pretty organized ::

:: We also have two key racks in our house, one by each door we may enter. This is because someone {to remain anonymous} looses their keys all the time - I bought these pine "keys" holder @ Walmart in the states for $2 or $3 dollars and painted them ::

:: Across from the above wall - behind the garage door and beside the washer/dry unit {got that??!?!} we installed hooks from the dollar store (5 hooks on white wood for $2). The upper set is for Cole's coats etc. and the bottom one is for Jacob's. So far Jacob has been really good at putting his shoes away on his shelf and hanging up his coats...that's one more thing off my list! ::
:: So that's it, my laundry room...I love it, it may be small and may be nothing special but it suits my needs right now and so I'm happy with it. If we stay in this house we will probably extend it out a few feet to make a bigger "mud room" portion for our boys but we'll cross that road when we get there.

:: If you have any questions that I didn't answer regarding my laundry room, just ask me on my comment section...I'll try and answer you asap ::

:: Thanks for coming on a tour of my laundry room with me...not like you had a choice! ::


:: Just around the corner ::

:: Remember back here when I announced a new ministry that I was venturing into with my friend Lisa.B? Well, it's finally here...the first night...the big kick off...and my palms are sweaty ::

:: Lisa wrote a great post here on her blog, take a moment go over and read it, she's much more articulate than I am ::

:: If you read this blog and you are in the area...You know who you are...come out to our first event, heck come out to all of our events ::

:: This Wednesday night {our first event} is in the CLA Cafe @ 7:30 pm - Our guest speaker is Pam Russell and you won't want to miss "Walking in her shoes" ::

:: If you go to another church please don't hesitate to get a gang of gals together and join us in an evening of warm drinks, fellowship and a breath of fresh air. We all need a break every once in a while! ::


:: A good reason ::

:: As to why I didn't post my laundry room, was because I had better things to do ::

:: Like snuggle this sweet little girl all the way from Duncan. I'm sure ya'll understand! ::

Christy {my SIL}, her Mum Nancy & Denay came over for a visit. It was so great to see Denay {and of course Christy & Nancy} and see her new tricks, she is a chatty baby with the desire to see everything that is going on ::

:: Thanks for coming over for a visit Christy, Nancy & Denay. Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks! ::

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