Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On a Roll; Laundry Room Remodel

We seem to be on a roll here Amongst The Oaks. First we painted Teen2's room, then the main bathroom and hall, and now we are painting another room. This time it's the laundry room. Here's the "before". Actually this is more like a "during" since we spent a couple of hours in here yesterday clearing out the junk in preparation.

Every house has a room into which things get dumped, and for us it was the laundry room. The biggest offender was a second refrigerator that we bought when ours was on the blink and we had to wait for the repairman. It was up against this door and when we moved it we discovered that the door was unlocked for ... oh ... er ... maybe ... a year. Thankfully no one tried to break in because if they'd been strong they probably could have pushed the fridge out of the way and gotten in!

Next we removed a disused shelf and the cordless vacuum and patched all the holes and washed all the cabinets. It's looking better already, isn't it?

The Lord of the Manor is going to repaint the ceiling and trim, and I will paint the walls the same color as the kitchen which is right next door. The cabinets will stay white, they are in ok condition. I'd like to get a bracket to hang the ironing board on the wall.

Now that it's all cleaned out I can even iron in here, which is after all what the laundry room is for, isn't it?

But my favorite part so far? Moving the cordless vacuum cleaner to the broom closet. I hated that thing hanging on the wall for all the world to see, and thankfully now it's hidden away.


Neabear said...

Can't wait to see what it looks like when it is done! How funny that door was unlocked all this time. I guess you don't really use that door much anyway.

Amongst The Oaks said...

We never use that door anymore now that we have a door from the kitchen to the outside. The kitchen door is the one you saw in the "Ironing" post.

Spot said...

what is that flat thing with clothes on it?? And what is it for?

Miss Jean said...

Ok, I have some serious laundry room envy going on! My laundry is in the garage. Always dirty, always hot hot hot or freezing cold. Yuck!!!!

I sure wish I liked to paint. More important I wish I could paint well even if I didn't like it. I am miserable at it (green paint on the white ceiling) and I have two rooms to de-wallpaper and then paint. Yuck!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice & clean looking. Amazing to me is that we use our laundry rooms to clean our clothes and it is usually the crummiest room in the house!


tam said...

What a fun project-can't wait to see it all done-looking good so far!
Hope you are having a wonderful week~Tam :D