On to the reason for this post!
Of course we started this makeover long before blogging and I have no pictures of what it looked like for the 12 years prior! However, it was a beautiful shade of mauve with shiny white ceramic tile!!
This makeover was driven by the fact that I wore out ANOTHER washing machine. The transmission had leaked oil and grease all over the tile and we couldn't get it out of the grout. So we ripped it out and Mr. Creative laid the slate tiles.
We only had one flush mount light fixture and I wanted more light so we installed halogen track light. LOVE IT! If you can't put in halogen pot lights, this is the next best thing!! I took this picture with no flash so see how much light they give off?
I keep sheets inside the sea grass baskets on top. I want to make a nice fabric cork board for the door and stencil the french word for laundry above the door.
Here is the WONDERFUL front loader washer that we purchased at the Whirlpool scratch & dent sale for $600. We didn't replace the dryer because it still worked and felt that would be a waste of money! We got an unfinished oak cabinet at Home Depot and I stained it to match the trim.
I love the inspirational quote on this picture. I can actually do a lot of thinking while in the laundry room. No one ever comes in there to bother me. Afraid I might add a chore to their list!!
A close up of the pretties I have on top of the cabinet! I keep miscellaneous stuff in the box like dry cleaner product and leather shoe polish!! Sometimes I forget it is in there. It isn't something I need very often!!
We put hooks on the wall to hold the boys' bookbags when they come home from school. It seems that usually there is also tons of other things that they hang there too!!
I put in a shoe rack so they can keep their shoes off the floor. I do have them trained that they don't wear their shoes in the house! Also a small key holder for the many extra keys that I wonder what they are for!
I painted the baskets brown and made the liners. I just cut a circle of fabric made a hem and worked elastic through. Perfect!
Because I didn't want the water hoses and plumbing box to show, I had Mr. Creative make me a shelf that I could put these pictures, lamp and a loose change jar on! Of course, the lamp isn't working so I couldn't show you how nice it looks with the light on!!! However, it still looks so much better than black hoses!! The walls are the same olive green that we have in our Powder Room.
This last picture is REALITY of how this room normally looks! I don't want anyone to think that it is always picked up and laundry done!!
I have taught my boys, from the age of toddlers, how to sort the laundry! So they bring their dirty clothes down and put them in the proper basket. Then I am always ready to wash without sorting! Of course, laundry day is only on Monday and Thursday around here!! I could drive myself crazy doing laundry everyday!
I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come back if you want to help with the laundry!!!
I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Transform Tuesday at The Pumpkin Patch even though I don't have before picutes!!