Monday, October 10, 2011

Some plans come undone...

This seems to be the theme of our lives lately but it also fit in to the semi decorating reno I wanted to do in our downstairs bathroom/laundry room. And see that was the question, is it a bathroom or is it a laundry room or heck, is it both?
I decided to embrace it and decorate around it being a laundry room. I planned on painting the walls gray and one day I will get around to it. But for now I just used the decorations I had come up with to change it up a bit.

Here is the before.

And the after...

We removed the verticals and hung a valance that we had, we had changed the light fixture months ago to make it flow better with the one above the sink. We also changed the hardware on all the cabinets to silver instead of bronze. We also added a shelf to go above the washer and dryer. This way all the soap, fabric softener and bounce sheets had a new home.

I then added decorations that went with the theme of a laundry room.

Believe it or not this old washboard was in our shed. Looks like one of the things we kept when we cleaned it out. Cool right? Perfect for what kind of feel I am trying to achieve. The walls look different colored in this picture, must be the lighting. Ah one day I'll get a good camera to blog with !

Then I bought a jar and filled it with clothespins. Granted we hang nothing outside but you see where I am going with this...I also printed a sign that you've been seeing many renditions of these days. This time it was "Keep Calm and Wash On," cute right?

I had this tin that I re purposed to now hold bounce sheets and I printed out a picture of a clothesline in use. I am not 100% with the picture yet but it will do for now.

So that's that. Any comments or questions? I'd love to hear. I see some people looking at my blog but I don't get many comments... Bueller are you there?


JuliaColeman said...

Washboard is way cool indeed! I think the bathroom/laundry room combo will allow for plenty of multitasking.

redellen14 said...

I love what you did with the bathroom/laundry room. Really cute things that you added! The curtain is pretty too. Must say that I have a daughter with great taste.

Crystelle said...

Love the washboard!