This is the year! 2017 is the year of transforming some of the rooms in this house that give me anxiety to become my happy spaces. On the top of the list is the hardest working room in any household. It’s the laundry room.
It is an ugly eye sore that makes this daunting task even worse. It feels cramped and there is so much wasted space that everything spills off onto the floor. Considering I am in this room off and on all day I think it should be pretty and organized. But instead I deal with…
The Ugly Laundry RoomOh, my. I am closing my eyes while you look at this. I seriously can’t believe I am showing you my before picture of this without a wonderful after picture to take some of the edge off.The only good thing about this room is the fact it has a window. And a large laundry sink is pretty nice too when the children come in with God knows what on their little shoes. It has potential.
On this day I had basketball laundry going on along with two other loads. I wanted to give you a “real” picture of what it looks like. Not the ‘almost picked up’ look that I do when others come over. This is real life over here!
Can I open my eyes yet?
Are we still friends?
Do you feel my pain? It’s a cluttered mess, I know.
This laundry room is like the comfy flip flops you use to pull the trash cans back up from the street to the garage. They are ugly but they get the job done. And until a replacement can be found they will do. As long as no one you know sees you in them, they do not exist.
But… in my laundry room dreams it would look like something that Joanna Gaines would be proud to say, “Welcome, Home!”
There would be shiplap, and wood and accessories with flowers and greenery. Cute laundry room signs and everything would have a place and it would be pretty!
It would feel twice as large and groups of people would form lines to see the most magnificent laundry room in existence. I would get stopped in the grocery store by people asking me if they could come see the laundry room.
I would blush and tell them to come on over. In fact, I was just finishing up a load and they could come over and watch me fold it on the large spacious countertop. They would squeal with delight at this idea.
There would be books written about this laundry room and songs written about its splendor. John Mayer would do a whole concert about the perfectly placed jars of laundry needs and organized cabinets. There would be birds chirping and landing on the window sill just to peak inside.
That’s my dream anyway! I told you I spend too much time in here. I apparently daydream in here too. But I have high hopes for this little space.
- White cabinets. I have 75 inches across so I am thinking two 18 inch deep cabinets would be wonderful. Maybe a shelf in there somehow too.
- Shiplap backsplash
- Countertop. Maybe butcher block.
- Cute farmhouse artwork.
- Baskets for top of cabinets or between washer and dryer on shelves.
- Bamboo flatweave roman shade over window
- Drying rack over sink
Okay, so that’s the plan. What do you think?
This project will not happen overnight, unfortunately. I plan on pricing out cabinets this week. If the sticker shock is not too much for my dear husband to bear then we are a go!
Wish me luck!