One we can close when company comes over and pretend like the craziness behind it doesn't exist?
If you don't, please nod your head and agree with me...it will make me feel better.
That space in our home is our laundry room. Now don't get me wrong...I'm super happy to be able to say that we have a laundry room. In our old house, our laundry was in the basement. And it was an old house, so it was more of a dungeon. Needless to say laundry was not a fun task.
In this house, our laundry room is right off of the kitchen/family room so it is a HUGE blessing and makes doing laundry so much easier.
But this doesn't.
I can't believe I just showed you that.
I also can't believe that I thought about editing it in Photoshop first. Maybe if I brighten it up a bit and increase the saturation it will look better...riiiiight.
So that's the current state of our laundry room. I'm not proud. Not one bit. It needs A LOT of work, starting with taking down the cutesy laundry themed wallpaper border and painting over the baby blue walls.
Here is a photo of the room on inspection day to give you an idea of just how big it is, and how much potential it has...
Pretty great, right?
And here is the view of the washer/dryer...
This will definitely be a budget makeover so I'm using my creativity to think of solutions that will either be free or very low cost. A few things that I know we will need to buy include and ironing board and iron holder similar to this...
And I would like to replace the cabinet over the washer and drying with an open shelf or shelves similar to this courtesy of Jen from iheartorganizing...
While we're at it, can I have the fancy front loaders too? Target thinks I need them, so I must agree.
Said shelf would also require a trip to IKEA which I'm all about. We didn't make it on New Year's Eve, so I'm itching to get there.
We'll also need another laundry sorter, because the three compartment one we have now isn't cutting it. And a drying rack would be a good idea...our shower rod is currently doing double duty.
Sooo those are the basics of my makeover plans, but how about some fun additions while I'm at it?
Just yesterday morning when I was starting this post, I received an email from BHG with great budget laundry room ideas. I know God doesn't care about my laundry room but it really felt like divine intervention.
Here is one of the projects that caught my eye...
An entertainment center, painted and re-purposed for laundry storage. Love. And definitely something that we could score for next to nothing on Craigslist or at a yard sale.
I also perused Etsy for some art that would make whitening our whites a little more enjoyable.
These prints would be so fun hanging over the w/d...
And I love the sentiment and humor of this one...
Looking at the finishing details makes the work that has to come beforehand seem much more rewarding, doesn't it?
So that's my plan for now. First step is admitting you have a problem and I think I have achieved that feat, so next is the big clean-up. It has to get worse before it gets better, right?