Dec 2, 2008

Laundry Room Round-Up!

This month over at I'm an Organizing Junkie, the Monthly Organizing Round Up focused on Laundry Rooms. It's my first time playing along, so hang in there!


Can you see the laundry detergent that has stained the walls? I think the white paint is the original white builder's paint from 1984.

Are we the only family who doesn't put the clean laundry away?

Ok, seriously... this is lint, cob webs, detergent grime... you name it, it's been there as long as we've lived here because we've never cleaned this space since we moved in... 5 years ago. I'm so embarrased, but not anymore!


My husband helped and we moved EVERYTHING out of the Laundry "Closet", including the washer and dryer. We scrubbed down the floors, walls, and everything in between. The washer even got new hoses and the dryer vent was cleaned out. It was GROSS! We painted the walls and the shelves a lovely blue color by Sherwin Williams called Drizzle. Everything was put back into containers for organizing. I have to admit, these are NOT the containers I intended to photograph. I had chosen some wonderful white wooden crates to be used, however when I went to purchase them, the store was out of them. I'll keep checking back in hopes that I can finish the laundry area like I had intended. I store my lightbulbs, cleaning supplies, and extra rolls of paper towels in this space as well as my ironing board & iron.

See the cute scrapbook ribbon I used for the light pull instead of plain string? So cute!

Believe it or not, this was a WEDDING present!

Tip Jar (for loose change found in pockets or for TIPS!)

New door knobs!
I'm now inspired and my husband is ready to tackle the hall bath now and replace the flooring in there! I'm shooting for new countertops and maybe a new cabinet too. I think I can get a good deal at work! But first, we need to replace our entire HVAC system in our house! Anyone up for a fundraiser?!


Alicia said...

Wow, what a change!

Anonymous said...

That's amazing! Great job!

JessieLeigh said...

It looks fabulous, Ryann- good job! I love your new doorknobs. Nothing I love more than hardware. I've replaced every knob and drawer pull in every house we've lived in. Even the one we had built brand new. :)

Michelle said...

Looks awesome! I can't wait to own a home of our own so that I can dig deep and get creative. So fun!

Avlor said...

Super! The blue is a great color for that room. The sign is darling!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

Looks great--I love the paint color. I also do not put away clean laundry:-) I need your help at my house;-)