Friday, July 26, 2013

I love my laundry room!

Our laundry room is not completely finished, but it's getting there - and I love it. We started last fall by painting the block walls with waterproofing paint. We got a new washer and dryer, and installed a shelf above them. We bought base cabinets and a laminate top from Home Depot. That's as far as we got last fall. And that's the way it stayed until this week.
We are in the middle of a major kitchen remodel - and we are getting new kitchen cabinets. But we really liked our old cabinets and didn't want to get rid of them. So we've been looking for place to use them - and the laundry room was just begging for a couple of upper cabinets.
So here's a couple of pictures of the laundry room today.

 We still need to stain the base cabinets. I want to do a darker brown for a contrast. I am also thinking of painting either the back wall inside the upper cabinets or one wall turquoise.

I added some pussy willows and a plaid bag I got from my daughter-in-law for Christmas. It makes me happy to walk into the laundry room and see them.

One problem I had with the laundry room was that I didn't have anywhere to hang things to dry. we tried an over-the-door hanger, but that only holds 1-2 shirts and doesn't really allow air to move around the shirts.
So I created something myself.
I went to the hardware store and bought a length of PVC pipe and some white chain. I screwed hooks into a joist, and hung the PVC pipe from the hooks using the chain.
I think it will work fine - as long as I don't hang too much at once. The PVC pipe isn't as strong as I thought. it would be. Perhaps a metal pipe would be better. Time will tell....
At least for now I have somewhere to hang the things I want to drip dry.

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