Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Laundry Room Changes

So, I made a few changes in my laundry room. It all started when I replaced the little wooden box in my kitchen with this diy boxwood frame...




I've had the wooden box there since we moved in many years ago. Here's an old pic of it...


I bought it at Target about 15 years ago. It's got two drawers in the front for storage and I still like it, but it was time for a change. 

So, once I moved the boxwood frame in that spot, I had to find a new home for the wooden box.

I decided to put it in the laundry room. I'd been wanting to move things around in there anyway because for some weird reason, I've always kept the extra paper towels on the top shelf where everyone had to stand on their tippy toes to reach them. Why we lived like this for years is beyond me. Lol!

Here's an old pic of the laundry room...


I must have been out of paper towels when I took this pic, because they're normally stored on the top shelf, next to the soup tureen. I eventually moved the soup tureen to the dining room, but kept the paper towels way up on the top shelf. See how high we had to reach? Ridiculous. 

So, I moved them to the middle shelf where they're a lot easier to reach. I also moved the yellow wooden box to the bottom shelf and swapped a few accessories around...





Ahhh...so much easier to reach now!





I don't know if I've shared a close up pic of these prints before. I got them at Walmart years ago. I think the prints were $1 and the frames were $2. So inexpensive!



Here's two more. I hung them with some black and white checked ribbon. 



Here's a close up of my favorite one. Doesn't that looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon curled up reading a good book? 



Hope you have a great day!

~Lisa


17 comments:

  1. That looks great, Lisa. It is on my list to tackle my laundry room this week or next...probably next the way things are going! That little box is really cute. Love your pictures, too. The laundry room looks bright and functional. xo Diana

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  2. Your laundry room is so pretty, Lisa! Love all those framed prints! Ps. Guess where out paper towels are stored? Yes, on the very top shelf! Maybe I need to rearrange too!
    Kendra @ www.joyininourhome.com

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    1. Ha ha! So funny that yours were on the top shelf too! I don't know why I always do that?! It's such an easy fix, I don't know why it took me so long. :)

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  3. I love how organized your laundry room is! Your baskets with liners are very pretty too!!
    Isn't it funny how moving one thing causes a chain reaction and before you know it so many things have been moved around? I do this constantly while I'm cleaning house. It's so nice to just have a little change sometimes :)

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  4. Your laundry room looks beautiful, Lisa! Love your little box and it looks perfect on your laundry room shelves. Having things up high is the story of my life. I always say this house was made for giants. I spend my life standing on top of a chair and I just know in m y heart, one of this days, that is not going to end well. LOL Enjoy your day. xxx Maria

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    1. Lol! I know what you mean about things always being up so high! It's like we always have to have a stool or chair nearby just to reach things! :)

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  5. Your laundry room looks very organized and bright. Love the shelves with the baskets so pretty.
    Hey if laundry happens we should have a cute place to do it. Your laundry room look great.
    Kris

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  6. Your laundry room looks very nice, Lisa! I like your use of baskets, and those prints are perfect. Anything we can do to make that "room of drudgery" even a teensy bit more enjoyable, right?

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  7. Your laundry room is so organized and clean! We use ours as an extra pantry of sorts too since it's off our kitchen. I keep our paper towels in ours too. Glad you found a place for your box in there.

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  8. I just knew your laundry room would be cute! And organized and neat! You rock!. LOVE all the baskets!

    Jane xx

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  9. What a cute laundry room. Unfortunately I don't have a pretty laundry room my washer and dryer are in the basement and there isn't anything pretty down there. I love all of your baskets and pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanette! In our old house, the laundry room was in the garage, so I totally know what you mean! BTW, I've been having major issues with blogger and JUST got your comment. Didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. :) Hopefully it's all fixed now. :)

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  10. Your Laundry room is so pretty Lisa, almost like it's not used at all! I need your help in fixing up mine!

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  11. That looks so pretty!! Our paper towels are way up high in the kitchen! Why do we DO THAT???!! HA

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  12. Loving seeing more of your kitchen subway tile! The wreath is perfect in that spot. Love your laundry room too. It's so bright and cheerful.

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  13. This reminds me of the kid's book, Give a Mouse a Cookie! One thing leads to another thing! I love your laundry room! I need to tackle ours, it is old and a mess! Your laundry room gives me hope and inspiration! Thanks!!!

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    1. Thanks, J! The laundry room was the very last thing on my "to- do" list for this house, so I totally get it! So glad I prettied it up a little! :)

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