April 16, 2012

A Laundry State of Mind

My man is so lucky! I've picked out his next project. I spent the past weekend buttering him up real good. Now there is no way he can deny me.

It's good to know your power and how to use it. Also, the truth is he likes doing projects like this.

Or at least that's what I tell myself. And him too.

I'm envisioning beadboard, open shelving, a folding surface, vintage accessories, lots of storage, a fabric skirt and a new tile floor. Although I think I'm going to tackle that myself, the first of many tiling projects I hope to take on in this house.

I'm taking some time to get inspired before we hit Lowe's for the materials and get started.

 It's such a tiny space in our home but it is truly hideous and you are faced with it as soon as you get to the top of our stairs. It's wide open for the world to see. And believe me, it shouldn't be. At least, not in it's current state.

(all photos from my pinterest boards)

That alone makes it a top priority. I'm sure my Sweetie will agree. After all we've been down this road before. Plus he's gotten good practice with this space and his skills are dramatically improving with each new project. Why, I think he's practically an expert by now. Yes, that is indeed the sound of me shamelessly sucking up.


  1. I do have a separate laundry room but it SOOOO needs a fix up. It never got finished (except for standard old cream paint and flooring) after we moved in...and I spend a lot of time in there. Thanks for doing the research for me cuz I plan on saving YOUR inspiration ideas over to my files. I can't wait to see what you do. xo Diana

  2. ya, so m laundry room is always the messiest place in my house. If only I could have one of these beautiful ones! :)

  3. My laundry room is awful. I just don't know where to begin... I'll copy whatever you do, okay?

  4. I have finally got a mainfloor laundry to work with , this weekend I build cabinets and open storage with beadboard and I even learned crown molding, my husband works while I do all the hard labour ,that way I get everything just how I want it.
    Have fun with your laundry room design.

  5. oh my goodness...loving that picture of the vintage sheets over the wash/dryer...that is a great picture!!

    I hope you do something like that!
    (I bet you made him that delcious shortcake...)
    Anne Marie

  6. jen,

    you always assemble THE BEST inspiration pics ever!

    rock on!


  7. My laundry room is in the basement, lumpy cement walls, wires hanging from the ceiling, but I made it as comfy as I could. I actually think it was as much fun as decorating any other room. Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

  8. How fun to be starting on a project that will be a wonderful 'after'!! Don't forget to take 'before' pics though - half the fun is seeing the before/after photos together!

  9. i'm so excited to see your space when it's completed! yay for you doing the tile!

    the laundry room is probably me least excited about detail of the home we're renting...but i will just gain inspiration from you for the next house!

  10. I lOVE all your inspiration pictures for your laundry rooms and can't WAIT to see how you transform yours!!! My laundry room is SMALL and I soooo wanted some of the same things with front loaders under it. Then I spent the first 8 months of living here HATING my front loaders. I'm back to top loaders, which i LOVE. I have a top load dryer too (LOVE iT) but now, no place to fold...... back to the drawing board!! Oh and I'll email you about the sink :)

  11. Can't wait to see the finished product...
    I have a main floor laundry room, with a side entrance...
    It was great when my kids were little...
    In the side door..hang up coats...leave dirty shoes...

    Linda :o)

  12. Love Love Love your inspiration pics can't wait to see the finished project You and Kristy just inspired me to have my hubby build a fold down table/ folding station over my dryer.... we put storage shelves up last year this will finish off our small room I'll link back to your blogs when I get it done.
    Thanks for the inspiration


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