I usually don’t publish a post on Saturday, but this is no normal Saturday. My plan was for early morning landscaping duty. The crepe myrtle trees are growing shoots from the base that need eliminating. I stepped outside at dawn’s early light (5:30-ish) and turned around immediately back to the inside. Oppressively hot, humid, and muggy!
It’s no wonder that, from the inside, the windows looked like they were weeping…water running down the outside as if it were raining. Plan B…pondering again over the laundry room.
A little over a year ago, I was contemplating hanging a toile print wallpaper in our laundry room. If you were around for the reader survey about the toile wallpaper idea, you’ll remember the print – ladies doing laundry.
You may wonder what’s taking me so long to make up my mind about this wallpaper. I know! I don’t remember when I’ve ever been so slow to decide on a decorating plan. The laundry room decor has been rolling around in my mind all these months as I’ve worked on the master bedroom projects.
In general, I’m an evolver when it comes to decorating. I assess what I have on hand at the beginning and gradually build from that. It’s a lot of fun to pick up things at
junk antique shops that I find along the way during the evolution stage.
Wait! Now that I think about it, my evolution decorating never ends. Hmm…
I painted two items with the laundry room in mind. These items are sort of hanging around The Land of Making Do waiting for some finishing touches and placement in the room.
Here’s a peek. (Yes, it’s a mystery. I can’t tell all my secrets….)
The item in the bottom left corner of the picture above is a piece of sandpaper. That might be a hint.
And here’s a peek at another item that’s a little more obvious. (Haha…painting in my kitchen again!)
You’ve seen this antique child’s ironing board before on our front porch. Even with a heavy protective finishing coat of poly, it was deteriorating quickly outside. To preserve it, I decided to move it to the laundry room.
I’ve replaced the ironing board with an old keg drum topped with a cabinet door Handy Builder Dad was discarding. Thanks, HBD!
HH is happy with the new bird house decor – his school.
Isn’t it fun to move things around and get a completely difference look with your decorating? It requires no shopping or spending, so no squeeze on the family budget.
OK, back to the laundry room project. I wanted to give you a peek again, and if you have a new opinion about the wallpaper, please feel free to comment! I welcome all opinions (please don’t be mad, though, if the final decision is not the vote you cast). Click the picture to see the entire room.
Things are a little different in this room already. I replaced the mirror with the medicine cabinet transformed into a garden seed storage cabinet.
month summer, I plan to finally get the entire laundry room done. As for the wallpaper…you’ll have to wait and see.
What’s going on at your house today? Are you working in your yard? Or, are you working on Plan B?
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