Pretty laundry rooms have been my idea of porn for a few years now. Is it just me or are nice laundry rooms the new big thing to have? It used to be living rooms, then kitchens, now laundry rooms. I used to read this blog that recommended living in a place for awhile before deciding to make big changes and I took that to heart and after two years of life on this farm, the idea of cabinets percolated and then finally we had a break and we had some extra cash so we did it.
After I installed both cabinets (and I did do most of the work, Matt hung them once the rails were in place ‘cause it was way too heavy for me and our tenant helped us trim the rail, other than that, it was all moi) and put things back in there it was like a big blank check to get organized in there and it inspired the styling.
I could never quite get that room looking the way I wanted it to but once the cabinets were in it laid the ground work for the rest of the place. Ideas would pop in my head and I would bang them out.
I also want to mention that other than the cabinets, everything else I already had. I just used them better. The laundry room is the prime example of my belief that organization/utility doesn’t mean ugly. In fact, it was a challenge to make all the stuff in here look nice which a lot of times meant just decanting things from ugly packaging into prettier containers. It’s a simple trick. You can do it too.
Okay enough waxing poetic about the essence of laundry rooms. Ahem. Here's the right side open which is the larger cabinet that holds the laundry stuff and some cleaning supplies.
And here's the bottom shelf that's on display.
When we installed the cabinets, I made sure we put them as close to the window as possible to leave gaps on either side which worked out really well. On this side it left just enough room to re-mount the brooms and leaves an open area for this hamper that's currently holding a 50 lb bag of dog food.
During the morning nap I made like a hockey player and taped my broom stick with washi tape. The broom handle was red and that just did not go with my color scheme.
The bin has cleaning cloths and the jars hold dog treats.
The top has jars of hardware and misc. items, the iron, the steamer, and those two black boxes have packing tape and such but I kinda just like how they look. The second self is for our tenants which is nice since it's the one room in our house we all share so now they have a space!
And this when closed:
And of course what laundry room would be complete without this Anthropologie hook?
I'd like to properly mat and frame these posters, they're not in the right sized frames.
But for now, boy do I love it.
Is that sexy or is that sexy?