Yesterday afternoon I set out to find just the right spot in the laundry room for my nest picture!
I shopped the house for a frame and found that this wooden one was just a trifle beaten up, but perfect for my imperfect 'art' and our even less perfect laundry room. I suppose I should have really cleaned up before inviting you in, but if you'll pretend not to notice the cobwebs and crumbs, I'll turn a blind eye too!
I hope it will encourage me while I hand wash the delicates and scrub stubborn stains!
The bird and garden things on the shelf were all there before - but I did knock off a layer of dust with you in mind!
My 'arsenal' rests in a wooden 'basket' on the washer.
I spray painted an old wooden trug black and attached a dollar store trowel knob to 'garden up' my supply holder.
I use all natural and homemade cleaners whenever I can, but we also have been blessed with a small boy who has a powerful attraction to mud, blood and all things slimy! These stronger chemicals are really are needed to get out the everlasting array of filthy stains that grace our childrens clothing.
I know it's not pretty, but I am all about practical at this stage of life.
Maybe one day we will gut this room and install cabinets that hide the washer and dryer and incorporate a lot more storage, but for now we are working with what we've got.
It took a lot of hard work to remove the unsized floral orange paper wall coverings and hours of sanding to smooth out the hideous 'faux' finish on the doors before painting - and that's about all we've been able to do!
It has been such a handy tool for those mysterious laundry challenges!
I thought it would be easy to figure out what this old lunch pail hides, but apparently not! I have been asked more than once if T.P. Rolls was a relative!
Thanks for stopping in and touring the laundry room! I promise if you come by in real life, I won't make you do any laundry and I'll let you use the 'real' bathroom, if need be!