My laundry room is not really a room at all; it’s really a hallway to the garage and to the basement stairs. As a result it needs to stay tidy, and I can’t leave piles of laundry on the floor because we need to walk through, and so does anyone else who is going to our garage or basement. I guess that keeps me on top of the laundry, but it is a minor frustration that I can’t just toss laundry in and shut the door. It is pretty plain looking, and the cupboard for my linens also needed some weeding, so I decided to try and spruce up the place this week.
Here is what it looked like before I started.
I didn’t have a lot of time, with overnight company last week and this week, and possibly next week, so I chose to do a few quick improvements. The first wasn’t so noticeable but it was really needed.
I tackled the linen cupboards.
They were overflowing mostly with things I don’t really use at the moment: table runners, mismatched sheets, and table cloths, and they had gotten shoved in sloppily.
I purged a large pile to recycle.
It looks so much better after!
I had bought some pictures two weeks ago at a yard sale for a quarter a piece. Two of the frames needed a little spray paint.
This is the color they were before I painted them.
I used a caramel latte metallic paint.
Here is what they looked like all done and hanging on the wall in my laundry “room.”
I bought a valence for $10, and hung up my other $.25 picture, and here is my laundry looking a little spiffier!
For “Part Two” I’d like to paint the trim white, and my husband and I have laminate wood flooring that matches the rest of the house, that we want to put down in here.