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Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Laundry Room

Our laundry room is a busy place for our family of 5 plus 1 dog.  And it was a messy uninspiring room.  The builder had put up one wire shelf and I added the small one to hang clothes to dry.  Here is a before shot of the space...sorry, but I didn't take a picture until I after cleared the mess out of the room. 

The kids had made me canvas hand prints for Mother's day. They also got me a new growth chart, since our old one was painted on the wall in our last house and we couldn't take it with us.  I settled for taking pictures of it rather than tearing out the sheet rock, although I was tempted!  Anyway, since I hadn't found a home for them yet I decided to use them in the laundry room.  I painted the room to coordinate with the canvas' & growth chart. 

I would have loved to put in cabinets but that would have been expensive. Since we are able to close the door to this room and not see the mess, wire shelves make the most sense for us & the budget. My hubs helped me install 2 more shelves & a hanging rod.  I can't live without that hanging rod since I hang lots of our clothes to dry. 

I bought matching plastic baskets for cleaning supplies, towels for the dog and other stuff.  I had most our craft supplies in covered bins so I just needed a few more to store everything.  I used my handy dandy label maker to label all those bins & baskets.  I may get fancy some day and make more creative tags but for now it works just fine. 

We bought a free standing shelf for the corner of the room.  We store all the craft bins on one shelf.  Our beach towels on another.  The nearly empty shelf holds our kids backpacks when they come home from school.  We removed the bottom shelf to create a space for Chloe...our furry member of the family.  Even she loves her new space!

I absolutely love this room now. Although it's not as pretty as I'd like it to be it really works for our family.  Everything has a's so clean & organized!  And I probably spent less than $100 for everything in this space. 

1 comment:

  1. Great start! I love what you did with your bedroom walls and the laundry room is wonderful!
    Looking forward to your next post!