source laundry room dreams and plans
When I first started my blog, I showed every space in my house and then blogged about my plans for that space- it was such a great starting point for my blog. I was blogging 5 times a week then, which was a little much for me (I work full time and take care of my little one), so I slowed down, but never got around to my laundry room. So today you can see this never-seen space and I will share my laundry room dreams and plans. Note, affiliate links have been used in this post.
My laundry room is actually a closet in my kitchen- hidden between two accordion doors. It is the only space in my house that hasn’t been painted and is an awful beige-brown. My kitchen is TINY so most of its storage is in the shelves above the washing machine. The storage is great, but that closet does become a dumping ground (if I am working on a project, I like to stash all of my tools in there to keep baby safe and so my house doesn’t look messy). I LOVE how convenient doing laundry is (no dark basements around here). The closet is just barely not deep enough for the dryer to be put in front to back, so it is in there sideways. 10 minutes of cleaning up would make the shelves much prettier, but this is what it usually looks like #reallife
The beige paint HAS to go and I think white paint is the answer. I would like to do something fun with the back wall, but my husband is on a “I hate wallpaper” kick right now, so I was thinking about doing brick and painting it white. I’ve wanted brick somewhere in my house and kind of think this would be the perfect place! I love my picture molding in the living room and am planning on slowly adding it to more rooms, but brick in the back of a closet kind would make sense. The only concern I have is drilling into the brick will be a pain and unforgiving. I know I can get a masonary drill bit, but I am still a little concerned because there are two outlets and two water lines I would need to cut around. Brick panels are only $25 each at Home Depot (I’d need two) or I found a white brick wallpaper option for $35.
I would love to add some fun art. I LOVE the art Manhattan Nest used. I found these free printables here that I might use. I grew up with a friend and her mom had a framed picture of laundry being done by hand as a reminder that yes, laundry is not fun, but we are so blessed.
I have a foldable clothes drying rack that I love. I line dry most of my clothes so they stay nice longer. I just take out my folding clothes line, put it by the window in the living room, and hang up my clothes and then put them away at the end of the day. However, my baby has decided that pulling clothes off the line onto the floor is the most fun! And then climbing on the (super unsteady) rack is even more fun! I don’t like my clothes drying in the living room all day and hate that it’s become a safety hazard, so I am thinking about adding a hanging clothes line. I like the idea of this accordion one so it is usually out of the way.
Some of my storage is NOT cute so I would love to add a cabinet to the closet. I would get it second hand to save on costs. I love the idea of putting some of my uglier stuff behind closet doors so I don’t have to stare at it.
We still use old plastic hampers we got when we were married. They are fine, but I would love to add two on wheels so I can sort white and color laundry right when I throw it in there. I am loving the Walmart BHG option for $17
I will keep the decorations minimal and will keep it to mostly things like pretty soap and nice containers for what I already have. I have been dying to try the Mrs. Meyer’s peony scented hand soap (I’ve had two friends tell me I’d love it). Have you tried it?
So those are my plans! My husband thinks it’s silly to make a closet pretty, but it makes me happy so I will slowly clean it up and make it more functional. Anything you are dying to add to your laundry room?
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