Loving Your Laundry Room

(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 this:

 

Or maybe this:

Source: houzz.com via Leslie on Pinterest

 

Or definitely this:

 

I know I was not loving my laundry room when the closet looked like this:

messy laundry room closet

 

But now that it’s cleaned out and organized, it looks like this:

organized laundry room closet

And I’m loving it.

 

Here’s the rest of the room:

 

homecrush laundry room

 

I love the rug and the giant safety pins, both from Ballard Designs.

 

laundry room  wall at home crush

 

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.

 

homecrush laundry room

 

I also love these vintage finds, hung above the little table from Pier One with the cute ceramic knob I added.

 

laundry room shelf at home crush

 

And I love the shelf, another vintage find that’s had a home in all of the laundry rooms in my last three houses.

 

homecrush laundry room shelf

 

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:

laundry room at homecrush

I love my laundry room.

 

Which is a good thing, since I have a few piles to tackle today!

 

Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style.

MM

I want to know what you’re crushing on. I love your comments and try to reply to them all, so keep ‘em coming!

  • Cynthia January 27, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” Eccl. 9:10.

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  • Deanne January 27, 2013, 2:04 pm

    I’m bringing my laundry over too – Would be a treat to do it in that fabulous space!

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    • Kerry January 28, 2013, 9:13 am

      And yet I never did get any done yesterday :) I’m guessing your laundry room is awfully nice too!!

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  • j January 30, 2013, 12:57 pm

    Great job! I have more like a laundry closet, but I’m working to make it better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse January 31, 2013, 8:31 am

    Wow…what a great room!
    My laundry area is in the garage…wish I could make it pretty!

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  • Missybtx January 31, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Love your laundry room. Would you mind sharing with me the paint color?

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    • Kerry February 1, 2013, 3:10 pm

      Thank you! The color is Sherwin Williams Believable Buff. I used it in my guest room as well — there’s a post about it on my site with more photos of the color if you’d like to see other examples. I love it!

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  • Kim Bond February 11, 2013, 10:26 am

    LOVE your laundry space! So clean and inviting and those safety pins are ADORABLE in there! Isn’t it great to have a light filled space to work in?

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    • Kerry February 12, 2013, 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much Kim! I’ve had no-window laundry rooms in the past and I’ll take the window-light any day!!

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