I have a dirty little secret.
It’s my laundry room:
If you’ve been reading for a while, then you already know my secret. I shared it last year, when it looked like this:
(At least I picked up a little over the year, right?)
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to make over this laundry room by (fingers crossed!) this spring. Thankfully, my bloggy pal Serena over at Thrift Diving is hosting another room makeover challenge which will help me stay focused.
Ok, I have another secret to confess. Remember my Autumn Porch Makeover?
Yeah….about that. See, I’m still not fully finished with that project yet.
I know, I know! Tis a sin to start one makeover while another remains unfinished BUT does it help that my fingers are crossed for the porch to be finished by spring as well? 🙂
If so, then allow me get this adventure started with a wee tour….
The airing of my dirty laundry room will start now:
Welcome to my laundry room. Please watch your step. No, really. You never know.
While you’re at it, take a deep breath in and enjoy the acrid smell of rodent urine. (The mice are just lovely this time of year.)
May I guide your attention to the PBC-vaulted ceilings. Exposed insulation gives the room a rosy glow. Enjoy the dusting of mice poo and as always, watch for possums.
To our right you will notice some lovely closet space:
This closet and its neighbor hold great storing potential for canning jars and bulky appliances. In the meantime, it’s a spacious mouse moratorium.
Ooo look, a door in the floor. What could it possibly lead to?….
You’d be surprised at how much it is to replace a door in the floor. The number is almost as scary as this staircase underneath:
In the future these stairs will lead to a well-lit cellar full of shelves stocked with wine, peach preserves and pickles. In the meantime, it’s where we house and feed our pet zombies.
Moving forward, let’s take a look at the star of the room: The Washing Machine:
Spanx may help conceal my crotch biscuits (Tina Fey’s term, not mine), but they fall utterly short of concealing the hole behind our washer. I have a feeling both the cats and the mice will miss this feature of the room once the makeover is complete.
So there you have it. Our laundry room/mouse hotel/zombie lair.
This laundry room makeover won’t be a quick fix or a cheap one, but I feel it will drastically improve the self-esteem of our fixer-upper.
To help me focus I’ve made a checklist of things I would like to replace/improve in this room:
- The walls
- The ceilings
- The light fixtures
- The doors
- The floors
I think I should stop there for now. Adding something else might make this job look bigger than it is.
In fact, why don’t we just close and lock this door while I call the handyman (again)…
On a scale of 1 to 10, how scary is your laundry room?
(1 being “I’d willingly spend the night in it” and 10 being “It looks like Mrs. Smith’s”)