LOADS of fun…

Well, maybe the actual chore of laundry isn’t loads of fun but having a pretty laundry room might make it a little more enjoyable. At least for Lynette from Lynette’s L.A.M. blog. Here is her laundry room before:

And Lynette’s laundry room now:

The color is Laura Ashley Apple #4 – totally love this color and what it does for the cabinets and the room, ummm, closet I mean!

This is looking to the left of the laundry room (love it) – I was inspired by Rhoda’s sister’s LR makeover and used 2 plant brackets and a small curtain rod to use as a wet clothes hanger when I don’t want to put some of our things in the dryer. (I did make sure to hang the rod high enough so that the door of the cabinet could open.)

The old window was a flea market find for about $10 late last summer. One of the glass panes was missing completely and one was broken – I just knocked all the rest out and cleaned it up just a bit and hung it from 2 hooks – it serves no other purpose but decorative and I liked the way it looked in there to fill that space.

This is looking to the right of the laundry room – I made the vinyl sign – thought it would be a cute addition to the vintage-y look I was going after and I made the door knob holder thing-y under it last summer.

Here’s a long view – the knobs hold the broom, a floor duster, and the black bag holds our plastic bags from the grocery store.

That frame up there on the top of the cabinet, the one that says “I love my mom” – Meghan got me that for Christmas – she is so sweet – when she’s not gagging. Have no idea who those people are – haven’t found the right pic yet, but it is black and white and thought it matched really well in here, just don’t look to close at it right now!

Here is close up of the hurricane lamp – it was my maternal grandmother’s. The globe is not original though, but I loved that I could display the lamp up there!
I picked up the plates at TJ Maxx – they were super cheap-o $4 and $3. The small iron on the left was my dad’s mother’s, the larger one on the right was my mom’s mother’s, and the biggest one on the right is mine – I use it now – although as little as possible. Had to be a little practical – it is still a real laundry room – but I did think it was kinda fun to see them all lined up like that!
The little jewelry box I picked up at TJMaxx also – I just cut out the dividers and turned it into a place to hold my dryer sheets! Couldn’t resist the sign next to it (that I did not make) the green was a dead on match and it just seemed like a perfect little accessory! Oh, and the knobs – they were easy peasy to put on! I used this little do-dad to make the marks to drill my holes –
I just followed the directions and had my hole marks – couldn’t have been easier – really!
That background paper there – that’s scrapbook paper cut to fit. It was not very easy to be neat in that little space, so I cheated compromised and used paper to hide my mistakes highlight that area!

Great job, Lynette! The apple green cabinets was a great way to brighten up your laundry room! The door knob hooks are awesome and I love the touches of black and white. Super cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

What do you guys think? Is your laundry area decorated and pretty?

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