Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Laundry Nook Facelift

The old saying that a woman's work is never done definitely applies to the area of doing laundry.

So it occurred to me as I was washing yet another mountain of clothing, that my laundry area could use a little facelift.

Here's my before picture:


Not really that terrible looking, but not what I would call cheerful either...

And here is my after:


I refer to my laundry area as a nook because it isn't in a separate room, but off in an alcove by my dining area. I chose the apple cut-outs (which I picked up for 5o cents at a garage sale) to go along with my fruit-themed dining room.

The wicker laundry basket with the cute gingham lining is from a local thrift store ($3) and the cart for my laundry supplies I picked up for $5.


This cart originally only costs around $15. (Walmart). I really like keeping my supplies here versus the top of my dryer, where I have a tendency to knock them over when I'm in a hurry...just what I need, another mess to clean up;) Plus, the Princess loves keeping her "pretend" cleaning equipment on the middle shelf.

So for under $10. I was able to add some organization and cheer to this area of my home where I spend so much time:).

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18 comments:

Brenda said...

Looks so cheerful and happy now!

Hadias said...

I like the mini wet floor sign. One of my children often come zooming through the kitchen after I've just mopped and slips and falls.

Great tackle.

Tina said...

Your laundry nook looks so cheerful now :) Great bargains!

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Wow, very pretty! That looks great!

Karen said...

LOL yep we spend a lot of time doing laundry. Here is my . I hope you will take a look and let me know what you think of the fabric I chose.

Frasypoo said...

I love it!It looks cheerful.The basket was a great touch.My laundry room has become a dumping ground for stuff that need sto be put away!

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Angela said...

I love the way that looks! It makes me want to spruce up our laundry area...even though it's in the garage :)

Gray Matters said...

What a great job! I agree, as much time as we spend doing laundry it should be a cute room.

P.S. He loves you... said...

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Mom of TWO Princesses said...

Great job for very little money!

Natalija from Serbia said...

Very nice job!

Hadias said...

I saw that we had a similar storage cart. When I saw it I added your use to my mental rolladex. I'm thinking that it would fit snuggly between my washer and dryer. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nikki said...

Very nice! I need you to come help me decorate my house. I have no idea what to do with it!

Why don't you wait until Friday when I have Mr. Linky (I hope) to link to my blog. Thanks!

Niki said...

great tackle!

i fixed up a nook in my house too...

:)

Nodin's Nest said...

Very cute! love the little cart.

Muthering Heights said...

Looks great...and it looks even better for under $10!

Kacie said...

I love it! It's amazing how such a little touch can really perk up a space. Way to go!

Niki said...

I love the fact that you not only organized this space but did it on a budget. When thrift shopping we have to thing beyond the moment and pick up stuff we may use at a later date. It looks so cheerful and clean. Great job.