November 19, 2010

The second most used room in my home

I am a prisoner of my laundry room.

I am thinking of having a pull out bed and television installed so I can spend my entire days in it.

But that would be weird.

Instead I spend my days washing my dirty family member's clothing. I spend my days sorting out socks, underwear, girl clothing and boy clothing.

Fun times.

If we were thinking when we had this house built, we would have had our laundry room designed as a large room where I could sit, relax, read and just take in the smell of fabric softener and listen to the rumble of the machines.  But we weren't thinking, and instead had a very small laundry room built right outside of our bedroom.

There really isn't much we can do to make it look fabulous, so I just keep my "babies" {machines} shiny and let them know how much I appreciate their hard work.
Because washing my kid's clothing is a tough job.

On the counter, I have my old kitchen canisters that now hold loose change, hair bands, and anything else that I may use in the future that was found in the wash.
The counter also holds framed photos, detergent and my basket for lonely socks missing their partner.
The artwork is very simple.  Stick on pictures that I found at Homesense for $10.
I do plan on purchasing a few things from Etsy in the near future.
Just because I love Etsy so much.
Our laundry room also houses our vacuum, broom, household cleaners and a fort for Princess.
Fort=empty bottom cupboards under the sink.
Who says kids need toys?

Oh yeah.  I took a picture of the items I have found in the dryer over the last few days.
Just because.

You're welcome.

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Emily P. said...

lovely space!

kelly, said...

I think it is very cute!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Love it!

Gigi said...

I feel your pain about the laundry (which reminds me.....I have something I should be doing right about now....)

Anonymous said...

I can totally relate to the pile of silly bands ending up in the washer. Damn those silly bands!

By the way, your laundry room is gorgeous! If you saw my laundry "room" you would be horrified. (It's in the basement in between spider webs and an open hole in the concrete that water gushes into. I'm don't *think* I child could fall into said hole a la Baby Jessica in the well--but a Shizhu definitely would fit.)

Colleen said...

Oh, sure, maybe a reclining massage chair would be nice, but otherwise, you have a pretty awesome laundry room.

Jenners said...

This is the fanciest laundry room I've ever seen. It is about a billion times nicer than mine!!!

The Lovely One said...

First of all, that's a gorgeous laundry room.

Your picture shows those silly shaped rubber bands that I've been seeing everywhere. What do you (or the kids rather) use these for? Do they work exactly like regular rubber bands? My daughter keeps wanting me to buy them, and I'm missing the point.

Edna said...

Wonderful space! I love the paintings, i'm envious=)

Elaine A. said...

Your laundry room is a palace compared to mine. Mine is in with the pantry as well and is WAY too small. Love the use of the canisters!

Heatherlyn said...

I love the tile in your laundry room! And the canister idea is brillaint. AT least you've got some pictures in their. My Laundry room is small and ugly. It does it's job, though. Sometimes I have to be grateful for the functioning space even when it isn't attractive.

Your boys really know how to use their pockets. The most I ever find is money and paper.