Friday, October 29, 2010

Sneak peak at what I have been doing...

...a little laundry room makeover.

I forgot that I had two long windows like this until
I was cleaning out my potting shed a couple weeks
ago so I hauled one out, cleaned it up and then
hung it up.
First attempt had me strattling the washer and dryer
and pounding in three nails that went into space!
Not a one of them went into a stud!! Story of my life! lol

So it was off to the store to purchase three drywall
anchors. Seems we have to use them a lot in this old
house. I thought hubby would put them in , but I crawled
up there again and did them myself and they turned out
GREAT!! for the women!!

I am also doing a little redecorating on the long shelf above
my washer and dryer. I blinged up my candleholders
by adding glass glitter to the outside of the metal cups.

but THIS is my crowning jewel!! ha ha! I know takes so very little to make this lady
one happy camper. I should have added the before photo, but I forgot!
There is a water heater behind this cupboard. I have been wanting to enclose it for years, but
we just never got around to it. The other day I had
hubby cut a door in two and we made this top for it.
I love how it turned out! Still have to put the
finishing touches on it, but it is pretty much done.

{Will try to remember to take photos when everything
is all done and share them with you}

Happy friday everyone!

If tonight you can't sleep...try counting your
blessings instead of sheep.



Custom Comforts said...

Love your laundry room makeover! Makes doing laundry so much more pleasant and I really like the hot water heater cover up. What a great idea ~ they are so ugly. I have a folding wooden screen in front of mine, but it doesn't look as good as yours.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... love, love love your little laundry room makeover! Everything looks so perfect, I would just stay in there and do laundry all day long so I could look at it!... I always have to get the building inspector's permission (Jack) before I hang anything... way to go! Putting in those screw anchors yourself!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy said...

Great job Sandy!
Your right, we women can do just about anything.
Love your window and glittered candle holders...sure spiced up your Laundry room!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Passionate for White said...

You did an awesome job. And I feel your pain about nails that go nowhere - happens to be all the time!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i this! A charming laundry room! I would wash my CLEAN clothes just to have an excuse to spend time there. :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

A very welcoming and sweet place to do the laundry if we must... Right now I am doing just that... Changed my bedding and washing our Tinora School winter jackets cause we wear them so much to the games... Have a great weekend.

Ozma of Odds said..., Love, LOVE it!!!!
It will make such a difference in your spirit while doing the laundry:) ~ and the heater diguise is BRILLIANT! Now you have a folding table!!
xo, Rosemary

A Cottage Muse said...

Now looks who's been the busy bee! It looks great!! Have a great weekend my friend!

Brenda Kula said...

This is just beautiful! Your creativity knew no bounds here.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Sandi, Love it, Love the crystal knob.. just perfect..

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Sandy, I have to say that your laundry room is the prettiest I have ever seen, I would love to do laundry in it. I have to say that your blog is one of the prettiest blogs out there and I love to visit your blog. Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

Irene said...

You have been busy!

June said...

Sandi, you go for it. Sometimes I can't believe that I actually wait for husband to do things that I could do myself, but ya know we have to make them feel important.hehe
I LOVE your water heater cabinet! So cool.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sandi,
I love, love, love that door hiding the water heater! You did great. Our water heater's in my shed (think I told you before) and it needs some hiding too. You did a wonderful job w/your shelf, yes... one for women, way to go!

I've missed you, thank you for all your sweet comments, you are a sweet friend through and through!

Marydon said...

G'eve sweet Sandi ~
Catching up! Love your refrigerator dish idea vs. a jar. I'd love getting it also.

Your rusty plant basket is fabulous! You & June have the best ever rustic whites.

Now for that laundry room, it is marvelous! You are too funny! I can see you when those nails went THRU the wall ... did a great job, love the look!

Have missed you ...

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Okay, now I want a new laundry room, your is gorgeous! Happy happy laundry-times! xx

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sandi! LOVE your little half door idea! So wonderfully creative! And I envy your new shelf above your washer/dryer. Cute! The things we don't do to make ourselves happy, huh? lol!


xoxo laurie

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Wow! that sure is one for the women! Great job, sandi1 You must be thrilled everytime you walk by! ♥