Fresh Laundry

hope you had a glorious Labor Day weekend, whether you were a busy bee or just
chilling out and enjoying the last remnants of summer.  I was a little bit of both, although I wish I
had gotten a little more accomplished, because sometimes having extra time on my
hands doesn’t work to my advantage.    I did get started with some more painting in
my basement, but even after examining paint samples on the wall, I’m still
uncertain about the color.  It has a
greenish undertone, and I don’t understand WHY! 
So, I’m going to let it marinate for awhile before I go back to the drawing
item I am adding to my “to-do” list is a laundry room revamp.  I confess that I spent an inordinate amount of time this weekend drooling
over laundry rooms I found online. It’s definitely feeding my desire to give my laundry room a

I broached the subject with my
husband by asking him, “Would you mind if
I painted the cabinets in the laundry room?”
  His reply, “What color?”  See, after
nearly 18 years of marriage, he knows that resistance if futile.  Game on.

was all ready to get cracking on this project, and headed to see my Paint Guy
yesterday, only to find that they were closed for the Labor Day holiday.  Say what?  Don’t they know that it’s a three day weekend and I have projects to do?  So, I regrouped (ala the basement painting
project), and will pay him a visit this week. 
In the meantime, would you just look at these inspirational laundry

Ok, I don’t know where the actual washer and dryer are in this laundry room, but there appears to be laundry detergent in that glass container, and fresh towels on the counter, so let’s assume it’s cleverly hidden somewhere.

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And this one is loaded (no pun intended) with storage space and classic charm.  I’m loving the swinging door too.  Makes it easy to get in and out with a basket full of laundry.  Again – clever.

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This one is just dreamy – and would you look at that functional layout?  I love the sink with the window, all of the counter space and the glass front cabinets along the ceiling.  I have a sink and a window in my laundry room, but the configuration is not the same, which is why I love this so much.

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This laundry room scores points for ingenious function.  My laundry room is always overflowing with lots of laundry baskets, and to have the ability to hide my dirty laundry is quite appealing.  Brilliant.

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Again, there is no washer and dryer in sight here, but it sure screams laundry room to me.  They’re probably hidden in that lovely center cabinet unit.  Or maybe that’s where the Mother of the House hides out when she says she’s doing laundry.  And would you look at the two windows?  And the sconce?  Yum.

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This is a laundry room I keep finding myself revisiting.  I love the wall color, the open shelves and just how fresh it looks.

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Love the chandy and the functional layout of this laundry room.  Not to mention the pretty little canvas bins beside the washer/dryer.  Lovely!

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This one is just a home run in my book.  Light filled, lots of windows, functional layout, lots of storage, brick flooring, beadboard ceiling, cubbies – I’m weak in the knees!

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Another sparkly clean and beautiful laundry/mud room space.  Smitten.  (Did I mention I have mud rooms on the mind too?)

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Since I said I had mud rooms on my mind, I’ll digress from my laundry room love for a moment.  I’m loving these lockers!  How totally cool is this?  Minus the locker room smell, of course…

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So, I’m adding this to my list of projects.  The mud room idea is a separate post altogether, but suffice to say, my wheels are turning…

What did you do this weekend?  Were you productive?  Are you having some laundry room lust like I am?


  • Reply
    September 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Hi, Jenny! I've been poping in on your blog from time to time and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy seeing the spaces in your house. Now that school has started, I'm looking forward to getting some rooms completed in my house as well, and I look forward to getting inspiration from your beautiful home. Take care.


  • Reply
    Lisa at Shine Your Light
    September 4, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    OOOh those inspiration photos are yummy. I have done a half-makeover on my laundry "room" (also known as a bathroom 🙂 but never get around to finishing it up. Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours!
    And I love how supportive your husband is – he knows the right questions to ask!

  • Reply
    Amy Marshall
    September 5, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I could definitely hide out in some of those laundry rooms! I'm picturing a book, a cocktail, and a comfy chair (and a lock on the door). I could lie and say I'm ironing! Can't wait to see what color you end up going with. 🙂

  • Reply
    Nancy @ dream it ... build it!
    September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Laundry rooms are on bloggers' minds. It seems we are all talking about them! I revealed my room last week but it doesn't compare to these beauties shown above. New follower:)

  • Reply
    Maury @ Life on Mars
    September 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Um yeah, wow. We just finished our laundry room/mudroom (I revealed it today) and I love it. We have hidden our laundry sorter in a bench. Especially since most of the time this room is a hall between our family room and our only bathroom downstairs, so guests walk through that space all the time.

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