Monday, January 4, 2010

Still A Work In Progress

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! I left 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!


sissie said...

Oh my goodness you are one organized gal! I cannot believe how you have used every nook and cranny in your space and it all looks so beautiful.
I like your FF rabbits. I used to collect them too and stopped after accumulting far too many. I have mine on top of the laundry room cabinets and love them.
Your decorative boxes are so pretty and you are smart to acquire them over time. Home Goods always has pretty one at a reasonable price.

Love it all.


Anonymous said...

My have you been busy! I love all the pretty boxes you have collected!! I sure wish I was a bit more organized like this!

I have been trying to figure out how to blow my nose and pack Christmas at the same time so have decided to just read blogs!!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just loved seeing your Laundry room and it looks just the wall paper and all your bunnies you have...Thanks so much my friend for sharing your great space with us...much eye candy for me....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbi said...

now I wish my laundry room was this "pretty"!! Just lovely and very cottage chic!

Lezli said...

Wow! You make great use of your space! It looks so nice. Wanna come organize my house?! Lezli

Jenny said...

Organized and beautiful. It looks really good. Love the blue striped walls...they really tie it all together. I came to visit you from Jeans blog.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Sandy, Your laundry room looks beautiful. I love the blue and white stripes. It looks so organized and clean and bright. I have a lot of blue in my house, and I love it, too. I have red accents though and it really changes the look of blue & white. Yours looks so pretty, calm and serene. Love your bunnies, too. I'll be so happy to retire. Financially, I already did last January. I needed the money to live on because the store wasn't doing well that long ago. So it will be a relief to be free of all the worries that go along with owning a store. It was fun and I loved seeing my daughter every day. But now I'll have more time for fun things--can't wait! We're closing by the end of this month....going to clean my house before anything else!

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

You go girl. I love the laundry room. It's great. You've done a fantastic job. I have some catching up to do on your blog... it's late, and I need to get some sleep very soon. I don't "have" to do anything tomorrow beside show up for work at 4 pm... but I would really like to have the ornaments off our tree. I was thinking that I should clean them before I packed them away, but .... I'm thinking I'll be lucky if they get in the box to be put away. Hugs to you Sweetness... Penny Sue

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