Sunday, November 2, 2008

MY LAUNDRY ROOM

Several weeks back, Shannon from Bless Our Nest, showed pictures of her laundry room and it inspired me to do something to make mine look a little better. I'll be honest with you....most of the time the door to my laundry room stayed closed because it was not a room that I had ever cared about "decorating", and it really didn't bring much joy to me as far as what was behind those doors!!! After seeing how beautiful her room was I started thinking about how I might make mine more "enjoyable". The cabinets above my washer and dryer were given to me by a friend who had taken them from an old house that was going to be demolished. She used most of the cabinets herself but gave me these. I put 'chicken wire' in some of the openings but made the curtains to hang over the larger opening. This is where I store my things I use alot. My daughter, Amy got me the shutters at The Cotton Pickin' Festival last weekend. She said someone asked her what she was going to do with them and she told them that her mom would paint them and use them somewhere. I had not planned to use them here but after I painted them that's where they are now. I may move them somewhere else later. I have some ideas for putting things on the wall....I have a chalkboard (of course) but for right now I'll have to show you this.
These are aprons that my mother made years ago. She took gingham and cross stitched designs on it and made aprons. I think she gave everyone she knew an apron for a gift. As a little girl, I remember wearing gingham dresses with the cross stitch design around the hem. I love these aprons because I know she did the stitching. I also have the one apron I bought this year when we ate at Paula Deen's.

I know my laundry room isn't as pretty as Shannon's but I will say it makes me feel much better when I walk in there. It's surprising what a little "fixin' up" does to make your whole attitude change. Thanks Shannon for sharing your pictures!


24 comments:

Darlene said...

Yours looks WONDERFUL...I don't think mine could ever look good. It is always a disaster and too much stuff stored in it!

Sandy said...

I love the cabinet over your washer and dryer. Now that is a way to prim up over the set. Your giving me ideas :))))

Sandy

Terry said...

It looks great! I love the color you have on the walls, and the aprons hanging there looks perfect.
Great job on the cupboards. Love the chicken wire in it.
Terry

Gigi said...

Great job!!

My laundry room is still very much in the "keep the door closed" stage, but these make-overs give me hope.

Thanks for the inspiration..

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love it...the cabinets are just wonderful and the chicken wire really makes the room:)
The aprons are just perfect:)
Rondell

Kristin F. said...

So cute! If Beemer didn't live in our laundry room during the week, I could probably fix it up, too. I'll just plan on keeping the door closed :).

Good job!

Kimberly said...

Looks fantastic! Mine is a scary mess... but its day will come!

Nancy said...

Oh my, I think it is wonderful! What a pleasure to go in there to do laundry! Love the cabinets! Nancy

Sandy said...

Hi Sue...I am so sorry, I do not remember where I got this pattern from at all. I was going through some old binders that I have decorating ideas and so on in and found the pattern. BUT if I do ever find it, I will let you know for sure. I thought I may of had it saved to the computer but I don't.

Sandy

Sharon said...

Your laundry room looks wonderful! Those cabinets are just the stuff with that chicken wire. I like it so much, I'm thinking of doing the same thing in my kitchen! Doing the laundry will be a much more pleasant task for you now.

Linda said...

I love the red cabinets! I think every room needs a little red!

Picket said...

Ohhhh I love it...the minute I clicked on here and saw that red cabinet I just started shaking in the chair...I couldn't take my eyes off it...ohhh that is so me!!!! Oh..sorry..the washer and dryer look good too! lol Love those aprons hanging there like that but that red cabinet..ohhhh my word...I love it!

basketsnprims said...

I love the red cabinets & the chickent wire, too. What color paint is that? It's awesome. The aprons look so cute hanging. Thanks for sharing.

Pam

Amy said...

Only my mom would have a frickin, sorry, a flippin' candle lit on her decorated dryer top. Me, mine is proudly displaying dyrer sheets, paper plates, and Zout. I must take a pic to post soon. :)
Love,
AGM:)

Lauren said...

Oh I think your room is great! I love the cabinets above the washer & dryer..especially the chicken wire. And how neat to have those aprons...they so pretty & I know they're special to you:) Have a great day! <3Lauren

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I LOVE it! It is so cute! When you walk in my laundry room, the first thing you see is the water heater! I hate that so I keep teh door closed too! I want to find a huge pair of shutters and attach them together with hinges so I can conceal that water heater! One of these days.....
Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Your laundry room is so pretty, its given me inspirtation for mine!!!

Shannon said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! Those cabinets are to die for! I love the colors and the fabric and chicken wire and just everything! :) Those aprons are so pretty too. I love seeing everyone's laundry rooms! :)

Angie said...

I love that red cabinet and the little curtain on it! So cute and unique!

Betsy said...

Looks great. I am loving everyones laundry redos. So much fun.

bj said...

Girl, are you kidding me? This beautiful little laundry room will stand with the best of 'em. I love the color you used here with your cabinets and the rack with the aprons is just PERFECT....
NOW, dang it...you've got ME wanting to do something with mine!! Oh, dear...a woman's work is never done!!

Debi said...

Sue dear,

I absoulutely LOVE your cabinets!! I have cabinet envy!! ;-) I also love your aprons!! I have some of my grandmothers... just don't want to put them out for dusting... there is one that is just barely holding together... she really used that one!! I have it set up... in hopes of making some more just like it... (to use as a pattern!!)

Hope your having a wonderfully blessed day dear!
:D

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a sweet laundry room...love the cabinets!

aims said...

Sue!!! These are gorgeous! This is enough to make doing laundry a pleasure in stead of a chore. These cabinets take the prize in my book. Great job!