I dug around all our external hard drives (we have a lot, does everybody?) and found the picture of our laundry room before we moved in.
Drab and boring, isn't it? I mean, the laundry is drudgery enough could you imagine if you had to look at those dark cabinets doing it? I hate doing laundry, so if i have to do it (and I do) then I might as well make the room as happy and princess-like as possible.
I've shown some pictures of my laundry room, but I've tweaked the decor a little and now it looks like this:
Now, isn't that a much happier place to sort your whites from your darks? It's amazing what a little paint can do! We painted the cabinets a bright white and the walls a soft lavender. I remember the guy at the paint mixing counter thought this was for my daughters room. Um, no. It gave me a moment of hesitation because I didn't want it took child like, just girly. I'm soooo glad I went with it! I love color and I love a little whimsy.
I hung my collection of vintage aprons on the wall, but eventually I'd like more hooks I think to show them off. I've got some really cute ones, and I didn't have to buy a one of them. They were all gifts, how nice is that?!See that cute little framed fabric dress? I made that. The frame was this hideous green and gold looking thing that was bound for Goodwill. Then I had the idea to spray paint it pink and pop in a little fabric art. Cute, if I do say so myself. I even stitched up that little hanger!
More happiness here. I made the wall hanging to cover my fuse box. I wasn't about to let that ugly gray thing ruin my laundry room. (The sour cleaning cloths I let sit in there too long before washing already does that!)
The chandelier is THE best part! I bought in online somewhere for a steal and I sadly can't remember where from. Nothing is better at making you feel all princess-like than a chandelier casting a lovely glow down on you while you're putting dirty underwear in the washer. And please notice my "wash/dry" instructions in case anyone is in doubt as to what to do.
So that's that. While I wouldn't mind laundry room being a tad bit bigger, it still is a room that makes me happy. Which is surprising considering just how much I hate doing the laundry. :)