Friday, September 14, 2012

My Cheerful Laundry Room



Happy Friday!

Hope you've all had a lovely week!

I'm excited for the weekend,
but first I must get caught up on laundry. 
So what a perfect day to show you my new and improved laundry room!

Here are a few before shots:


 Very functional, 
just very blahhhhhhhh.


 In theory this nice big counter would be great.
But the bottom cabinet was a jumbled mess of 6 people's shoes 

And the counter always became a load off zone. 
Week after week I would have to unbury it.

 And even though we had that big cabinet for shoes,
they always seemed to over flow . . . everywhere!
That little cabinet was just set there once ,
and then it stayed.
Very awkward.

So here are a few pics of a much happier place.

C' mon in!


 First thing we did was take out that cabinet 
so we had a place for a bench.

 It's so nice to have a place to sit to put your shoes on!
That chalkboard is where my ironing board hides.

We took that little twirly thing for keys from our first house.
We just loved it.
I hung a magnet board by the door for a place to hang outgoing mail.
I'm not sure what it was originally used for, but I fell in love with the yellow and red chippiness.



These orange lockers have been awesome!

 It is SO much easier to find shoes 
because we each have our own spot.

We still have the basket to catch a few stragglers
 but now it's only overflowing occasionally.


I hung this sweet vintage medicine cabinet


 for a quick 'check the hair' spot before heading out the door

The inside hides a few goodies

Bug spray, sun screen, lip stick, mints and baby wipes.
The baby wipes work great for the milk mustache I notice as we're walking out the door. 


So there ya have it!

A much happier place to greet us when we come home 
and 
I'm much more diligent keeping up with the laundry so my new laundry room stays cute.


I'll be linking up with a few fun gals.
Be sure to check out all the fun creativity!
The 36th Avenue
House Of Hepworth's
Stuff and Nonsense
Common Ground
Jennifer Rizzo

Hope you have a happy weekend!

21 comments:

  1. ames, this is just fantabulous!! it is just so YOU!!! i love every bit. you needed lockers too. you're like the locker queen! hello!!! you needed lockers! love it so much.

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  2. Wow! This is adorable! The floor is great! Is it stick on or tile?

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  3. Love it, Amy! Love the bright cheery colors. Looks like y'all had a wonderful week with the Sunflowers- how fun! Have a great weekend.

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  4. This would make me want to do laundry all day! You guys did a fabulous job! I love it all. We have a huge finished laundry room in the basement but it's not cute. That needs to be our next project so I will keep up on the laundry! Hope you have a great weekend my friend! xoxo

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  5. wow - beautiful!! Great job friend!

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  6. stunning, gorgeous, so flipping inspiring! i need to take a photo of my tiny tiny entrance and get your ideas on how to make it more functional in a country that has snow 6 months of the year and with that snow boots, inside shoes, jackets, pants, helmets ...... arrrrgggh! your laundry brings me hope!!

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  7. Oh, what a happy, happy place! You do an outstanding job!

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  8. Wow! This is awesome! I love the colors you used and all the fun vintage elements. Where did you find a giant safety pin?

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  9. Found and followed you through 36th Avenue's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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  10. AND I was you 100th follower!! :)

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  11. Your new laundry room is such a happy looking place! Love, love, love all your fun colors. Those lockers are perfect.
    I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

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  12. LOVE the yellow door! And the little mirrored cabinet with sunscreen, bugspray, etc. is genius. I MUST figure out some way of doing that in my laundry room. Great inspiration.

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  13. Let me tell you what I love: the bench, key holder, lockers, hanky garland and the floor...you didn't mention the floor. What did you use?

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  14. what a fun
    and organized space
    you created!

    love love love it!

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded

    alison

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  15. Let's see, what do I like most? The yellow door, checked floor, orange cabinets and the chalkboard are all great. Love the hanky banner too!

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  16. This is the sweetest mud room/laundry room ever! It is so welcoming and cheery! You did an amazing job.
    Followed you here from HOH.

    Brenda

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  17. LOVE LVOE LOVE this!!! Love the washboard, love the giant clothespin!!! LOve the floor!

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  18. LOVE it! I can't decide what I like more: the wall color, the oversized safety pin or those orange lockers! I'll take them all please :)

    Visiting from HOH!

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  19. Oh wow! Good for you! The before and after is amazing...you turned it into such a bright cheery spot plus functional! Enjoy it! :)

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