I'm still working on the laundry room. I finally have all the shelving up and lots of the storage in place. Originally I had put shelving just on one side of the room and had my modular units on the other side. Even though they were only 12 inches in depth they really closed the room off. I finally got some one to help me move them to the back wall of the garage. No small task as there are about 10 pieces that stack all the way to the ceiling! That requires a lot of muscle which I'm afraid I just can't do alone.
In the picture above I added the shelf below the picture to kind of pull the idea of the dishes down from the picture. To the right on top of the dryer is an old wooden baby swing that I bought at a flea market for $10.00. I added pads to the bottom screws that hold it together so that it wouldn't scratch my dryer surface. I really like bunnies as you may have noticed in a lot of my things so when I saw this tall old wooden bunny I just had to have it. She's the queen of the land of laundry!
Since I moved the wire rack in the dining room to the area where I had shelves with my Fitz and Floyd pieces I wanted to still showcase them, at least my favorite pieces! So this part of the shelving was incorporated to accommodate my favorite pieces. I also had to be able to access the breaker box. Below these shelves are my recycling bins. One for glass, tin and plastic and the other for paper. We have a very large dumpster outside the garage which the city picks up once a week. We try to recycle just about everything that we can. I also mounted my ironing board behind the door to the dining room. That gets it out of my bedroom and the iron out of my closet. I want to make a curtain to cover the lower, narrower shelves that has all the cans and stuff on it. Just to keep it neat looking and uncluttered as much as I can.
This side has a lot of decorative boxes that I have been accumulating slowly over the past year when ever I could find them on sale. They will contain a lot my sewing supplies and material. (I still haven't gotten much of that done yet. Lots of the boxes are still empty. Like I said still a work in progress! Ileft the shelving high so that I could put the laundry sorter under them so it would stay out of the way when not in use. We pulled the chest of drawers in from the garage and it will hold a lot of fabric, too. It was left in one of my former home so I kept for storage. Free storage is good, is it not? I have quite a large stash and would like to separate them by color.
With the extra shelving I have a place to put my bread machine, pressure cooker and other small appliances that really cramped my kitchen cabinets. It makes accessing them so much easier and I have started to use them more and since I'm not doing as many projects I have been able to cook more.
I hope you've enjoyed this little tour. Like I said I still have some things to complete out there but it is finally getting there and I'm really happy with the outcome!
I am a nurse by profession and a single parent to my only child. I enjoy decorating, scrapping, photography, gardening, sewing and travel. I also enjoy my dogs, needle work, cooking and spending time with friends.