New Laundry

I’ve always wanted to have a “nice” laundry.

It’s a tricky room because it’s used a lot, gets messy easily and can become a dumping ground for all kinds of things that don’t have a home.

When we built this house, we kept the laundry pretty basic, with plans to do it up “one day”.

Well, one day has finally arrived.

We got some brochures from the local hardware store and started planning.

Farmboy ordered the cupboards we wanted.  I chose a pull-out ironing board and a hamper cupboard as well as a half broom cupboard, overhead cupboard, overhead cupboard without doors and a regular cupboard.

Here are some before shots:

Kind of feral looking isn’t it?

I will admit this is actually worse than “normal” as some of the cupboards we used to have in the laundry were moved out to the games room. So this as an “interim mess”.

Still, we did quite a bit of culling while the stuff was being moved out and in again.

Once the cupboards were installed, we ordered the benchtops.  So I had a few weeks with topless cupboards!!!

Here’s the finished product:

I’m a bit disappointed that Farmboy decided to put the UHF etc right there in plain sight with all the cords etc.  😦  I know it has to go somewhere but the laundry wasn’t even finished so I couldn’t even get a nice “after shot” before it went in.  I would have preferred it over by the window where we already have cords and things anyway (and not so visible from family room).  Oh well, it’s still a functional room, not a display room.

Here it is with my baskets put back.  The cane basket is for Farmboys “stuff” that ends up all over the place when he comes in at night.

This is where we’re going to set up the baby change area.

It’s amazing how much difference the right storage can make.  I ended up with that double door cupboard empty.  Which is great as it now has baby stuff in it.  I had no idea where I was going to put the baby’s stuff so that was a bonus!  We’ll put a change mat on top and a basket with change stuff in it.

The challenge now?  To keep it tidy!  At least when it is tidy, it’ll look great!  And so far, it is more organised which is helping.

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2 thoughts on “New Laundry

  1. kelley @ magnetboldtoo

    OOOOH it is gorgeous!

    Did you ever see my laundry makeover? Wasn’t much cause we are renting but the big impact piece was the artwork done by my daughter.

    I just grabbed some really huge canvases (like 20 bucks) and gave her the colour scheme and she did an abstract painting. You should totally get your tribe to do that for you. Makes the laundry so pretty IMHO.

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