Actually it's called the "service porch" however for this day and age, I refer to it as the "laundry room". It a small room right off my kitchen and it's what is behind those red doors I love so much.
Be warned the next scene is not a pretty one...
Hey! I warned you! That is one week of laundry piled all over the floors and overflowing the hampers.
Let the transformation begin (waving wand...pfst!)
I'm all about re=using and re=purposing when possible. It's a way of life for me as this is the way I was raised. I guess I was "green" before it was the "thing" to do. LOL!
This canister set is in great condition and it's a complete set too. It doesn't fit my decor anymore, and I don't want to alter it's appearance.
Turn the canisters around so the backs show to the front and they become "neutral".
When living in such a small space, "one" must be creative when it comes to storage solutions and decor. The "topper" is an old scarf I used to actually accessorize my clothing with "back in the day". The shelf behind the machines is a piece of scrap wood hubbs cut down, sanded, stained and sealed. It gives me space for my storage and needs.
Each "jar" holds something useful to us for this area or the kitchen area. In the biggest jar I've got laundry detergent. With such a large family I buy the industrial size bin of detergent, however it's to bulky and takes up to much space. I scoop detergent into the biggest jar and that is actually now sitting to the right of the shelf (shelf has since been centered) In the smaller jars I have drier sheets, laundry bags for those bits of apparel that need the gentle cycle, in the others is tape, scissors, rubber bands, paperclips, lost legos/toys and general miscellaneous items one needs on occasion, and in the basket are our trash bags and any single socks waiting for their mate. My stepdaughter gave me that blue enamelware cup one Christmas long ago. It now holds my "tip" money. Family is warned...if money is left in pockets and I find it floating in the washer or in the dryer....IT'S MINE! My biggest "score" to date is $60 that hubbs forgot to remove from his pocket! Yahoo!
I know my machines are not the newest or prettiest of machines, but they have served us well for the past nine years and with as much action and use that they get it's no wonder I love Kenmore so much! We do pull out extended warranties on all our appliances though, because lets face it. Wouldn't you get tired or break down every now and then if you were run a couple times a day, every day? I'm also thinking that within the next few months I'm going to be spray painting the set so that they look "clean and spiffy". I"m just waiting for warmer weather. Have any of you ever spray painted any of your appliances? If so, how did they turn out and how did they hold up?
This wonderful gem is still awaiting it's turn in the warm, sudsy water. I just wanted to show you the one original light fixture left in this house. Isn't it fabulous?! Yes, it's 1954 vintage and yes, it's in my laundry room :0)
So if you check out my last two posts, you'll know exactly how I spent my weekend. This week I hope to conquer the living room/dining room areas.
P.S. Note: I was also able to slay the dreaded laundry beast! Ha Ha! Be gone with ye' Beast of laundry.
You know, the words "wash, dry, fold repeat" went through my head so many times during the "fight". I may have to add those very words somewhere on these walls.