When buying my first home there were a few things that were must haves.  A laundry room was never one of them.  After eight years of hauling piles of laundry down dark and dingy basement steps, towel wrapped trips to the basement when I was already late because I didn’t muster up the energy to go down there the night before, and several floods that meant I would need to rewash all of my laundry…….it was on my must have for the second house hunt.  I didn’t need anything super large or beautiful, just something on the same floor as the bedrooms that would not require trips into a dark and wet space.  Moving the laundry up out of the basement was a definite must have.

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Here it is in all it’s adequate glory.  Nothing wrong with it, perfectly functional, and ready for just a few simple improvements.

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I admit part of me thought that If I made the room more inviting and a little “pretty” doing laundry would be more inviting.  Well it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try right?  I love the final result and it was a fairly simple project.

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After painting the walls I attacked the builder grade oak cabinet doors.  Sanding, painting and adding colorful knobs made a huge difference.   A very easy way to freshen up the space without the expensive of replace perfectly good cabinets.

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Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint waxed and sanded made these letters one of my favorite parts of the whole space.

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I’ve been looking for a very long time to find an old wood hanger that could be hung from the ceiling for use as a place to hang air dry clothes.  It became a frustrating and fruitless journey.  However while walking through Goodwill this very cool wine rack caught my attention and ended up being a great alternative for the ladder.  (Still have eyes open for that ladder)

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For $3.99 it seemed like a risk worth taking.

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I am loving this room already.  Okay part of that is probably because it is the only complete room in the new house, but it has proven a pleasant place to wash and not having to trek down the basement steps has proven to be as good as I had once dreamed.

Lord it’s in your hands!

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