I asked for a little help in deciding which room I would work on first in my original post. I got a little input and it looks like I'll be doing my laundry room. I'm pretty excited to start there. You might think I spend a lot of time in there, but I don't really. I deal with my laundry machines or whatever else I need in there and get the heck out as fast as I can. It's super convenient to have a nice laundry room on our first floor, but I hate being in that room. It's also our coat closet and first floor storage area, so it's cluttered. On top of that, there is a problem with the vent for the dryer, which my mom has been on my husband since day 1 to fix, so some of the lint from the back escapes and gets everything linty.
I'm a little nervous to take the true "before" pictures. But I am all about honesty. Maybe you'll feel a little better about having a gross room in your house. Other people have gross rooms right?
So, here goes.
The lighting in my house is lousy at best, so bear with me.
|From the hallway looking in. There is a glass door that doesn't stay open, and also doesn't stay shut. Awesome|
|From the doorway. Like I said, lighting = bad. That's a fold out ironing board to the right (I hate it). The floor in that corner holds our floor cleaning stuff, and bulk TP and paper towels.|
|The "coat closet" part is directly next to the door leading in. Our few board games and random blankets are above.|
|Below the hanging part, I have our laundry sorter (which my husband can't seem to figure out) and reusable shopping bags.|
|To the left of that is our tools and odds and ends. We have a lot of places like this.|
|Where do we put that comforter with holes in it that we don't use anymore? Oh yeah, above the tools.|
|The storage cabinets above the washer and dryer. Yep that's a crockpot to the right, and a roasting pan top left. We don't have a lot of kitchen storage.|
|The view from inside. That green basket is my sons dirty stuff|
|Top of the dryer. Another place for random stuff. I clean this off all the time, but it looks like this again within a few days.|
|And the dryer vent. Sorry mom.|
This is the one room in the house that we didn't paint before we moved in. We actually bought enough paint but it just seemed silly because it's such a small area with so much going on, And we were sick of painting.
What I am thinking of doing now, is painting the doors to all the cabinets to add some color to the room. Also I need to reorganize pretty much every area. I am thinking of a ocean vibe in there. My mom gave me some cool shell decorations for Christmas that she got at Cape Cod that I have to find a home for, so I think this would work well. More than anything I just don't want to dread walking through the non-closing, non-opening door anymore.
I'm giving myself a month to complete my project here, I think that should be enough time.
If you have any suggestions, PLEASE leave them! And, wish me luck.