When we moved into our house almost two years ago (um, what?), our laundry room was a small space off our kitchen. The room is actually an extension of our back porch that’s been walled in. We were fine with keeping it as a laundry room, however the room isn’t insulated so our first winter here was a nightmare trying to keep our pipes from freezing. Plus, we’ve had two of the coldest winters here in years so who really wants to walk out into twelve degree temperatures to do laundry? I have a hard enough time motivating myself to get the task done, I don’t need to freeze in the process. So last fall we moved out laundry to the basement. It’s dark and depressing, but I’d rather be depressed than taking a hair dryer to water pipes every morning.
Since we moved things, the space has morphed into a…well dumping ground is probably the best description! I was pregnant once things moved around and as I began my nesting, I hit a major purging stage. Since David and I were still sharing a car at the time all of my donation boxes just piled up in the corner and you know how it is. We just walked by them and didn’t notice on our way out so there they sat. For months. And I know one thing to be true- junk attracts junk. Before I knew it, things had become cry worthy and after tripping over the same box for the hundredth time, I decided it was time to get things moving.
So here’s what we’re looking at for the change. I’m going to be painting the whole space white to give everything a fresh start. I’ve picked up some great baskets and organization supplies that will look great on the open shelves and I’ve picked some brass pieces to work in throughout the space. The room will be used as our formal utility room and also part time pantry. I designed the room around the stuff that naturally found homes on the shelves.
I’ll be replacing the fixtures, changing up the shelves, painting the floor and changing the curtains. I really want the space to be light and refreshing since we use our back door 90% of the time and it’s the first room that we see. I’ve already had a jump start on the project and now that the space is empty, I’ve decided that I might want to move the sink from the current space to in front of the window between the shelves. We never thought about it before, but it was placed in the corner since the washer and dryer used to take up so much space in the corner. But we’ll have to see how ambitious David and I are feeling with the project this week!
Getting started on this has given me a little spark of excitement. It’s been really hard to get things done with a sensitive newborn in the house so I’m SO grateful that David has given me some time on the weekends to tackle a project. It’s been just what I needed to refresh a bit from all the baby days.
Can’t wait to share the progress as we go! Be sure to keep up with my Instagram both on the grid and in my stories to see more!
Until next time!