(For the record, please note, I did not entitle this post “Love doing Laundry”, okay!?)
Maybe you’re you wondering if all of my January organizing has gone to my head (and it probably has).
I mean, is it possible to love a room whose sole purpose is one big chore?
I know I would love my laundry room if it looked like this:
Or maybe this:
Or definitely this:
I know I was not loving my laundry room when the closet looked like this:
But now that it’s cleaned out and organized, it looks like this:
And I’m loving it.
Here’s the rest of the room:
I love the rug and the giant safety pins, both from Ballard Designs.
I love the laundry sign from Homegoods, and the big clip — a vintage find I put in the shadow box to give it some extra weight.
I also love these vintage finds, hung above the little table from Pier One with the cute ceramic knob I added.
And I love the shelf, another vintage find that’s had a home in all of the laundry rooms in my last three houses.
The mason jars are great for storing a few frequently used items (love the colorful kleenex packages!). And the photograph is of an olive grove in Sonoma, a place I really love.
There are a few things I’d like to change about my laundry room.
The tile is not my favorite — it always looks a bit dingy.
A new light fixture would be fabulous.
And I will not even show you the sink. The previous owner trashed it with paint and who-knows-what-else, and I’d like to replace it, right along with the countertop.
But whenever I start to fixate on what’s wrong with my laundry room (or on the never-ending piles of laundry I have to do there), I stop and remember just how fortunate I am to have a bright, pretty room with a state-of-the-art washer and dryer . . . and I think this:
I love my laundry room.
Which is a good thing, since I have a few piles to tackle today!