Monday, November 5, 2012

Laundry Room

Hey everyone. 


I have to ask you if you have voted.  Okay..have you voted?  I did and am grateful for the opportunity to do so.  (enough about that) 


I don’t think I have ever shown you my laundry room because really you may be very unimpressed with it.  I do have some favorite things in there, though, that I would love for you to see.



sign 1



These baskets are a favorite thing of mine.  They were made in a small Amish community near where I live and I got them on two consecutive birthday trips there with my family.  We actually got to see one of the baskets being made by an Amish gentleman.  Such a treat.



baskets 2


I had seen a photo at some point where an old door was used on a washer and dryer for more work space.  What a great idea that was!  I took one of my old doors, placed it on top of my washer and dryer and voila…it looked great and gave me more workable space.  


Love the door here.


The galvanized Xerox container holds my homemade laundry detergent and fabric softener.    I love having all of these things easily accessible.



door 2



Another favorite is this great old Col.  Cotton Blossom “laundry cart”.  I think it’s intended purpose was an old fabric bin but not sure about that.



cart 3




cart 6



cart 4



mirror 2



I brought this chest out of the attic a couple of years ago, painted it white, and put the little shelving thing on top.  Great storage for table cloths, paper goods, cleaning supplies, and such.



dresser 1



dresser 2



I tend to have old family photos hanging around everywhere.  They warm my heart to get quick glances of them.






If you notice, I also have lots of  bags hanging around my laundry room for a quick grab.


Love my burlap bags. My mom made this one on top so of course it’s my favorite by far.



med cabinet



I picked up this great old medicine cabinet from an estate type sale this summer.  Love at first sight.



dorothy 2



This photo is in honor of my children and my wonderful friend Becky from Buckets of Burlap.  They all make sweet fun of me because I hang this pretty little towel in my laundry room.  No, I am not Dorothy nor do I know Dorothy.  I just love that someone took their time to personalize this and think it needs to be shared.  They like to call me Dorothy now.  I love them for loving me enough to pick at me.



full room



Someday I would love to have a pretty chandelier of some sort in here, but now it’s just the trusty old fluorescent light that hangs above.  I am just thankful at times like this to have electricity as I know many people do not right now.  I am sorry….


Thanks for stopping by today, my friends.


I hope you are all doing well.  Blessings to you.



Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your laundry room is lovely, Amy. So many great ideas and pretty vintage touches. I especially like the old door on the washer and dryer, the vintage medicine cabinet and the window frame. I too am very thankful for my nice laundry room but it would be sweet to have enough space for a great dresser like yours. I am going to add a shelf above the washer and dryer one of these days though, for extra display space.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am impressed! It is a beautiful laundry home full of thoughful touches!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely laundry room. Where did you find that cute rug?

On Crooked Creek said...

This laundry room is full of textures...marvelous textures, indeed! Love, love, love your Amish baskets!!! The old door over your wahser and dryer is a superb idea...adore the creamy hue and the metal knob!!! Galvanized metal is always a subtle shade and that rolling laundry cart reminds me of the huge professional laundry visits with my MoMa in my youth in K.C.,KS!!! Your laundry tags are adorable!!! I'm amazed at all the storage you've manage to put in with such great design!!! A chandelier??? Oh, yes. . .I'll be back to see the reveal, for sure!!!!

Barbara said...

Love all the old antiques, when everyone is wanting new it is refreshing to see some one loving old. Looks nice

Megan @ A Blossoming Homestead said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
Love in Christ,

pballard said...

Love your laundry room, gave me some ideas. Mine is smaller but we have similar taste.. and some of the same things.. Have a great day!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

what is NOT to be impressed with. Your laundry room is beautiful. I like the idea of having an old door on top of your machines. I had a front load machine and kept both of them covered with a cheap dollar store plastic table cloth...but I like your idea better. (may I suggest...some felt on the the underside, to keep the friction down on the paint of your machine?)
The other things in your laundry lovely, the chicken wire frame, the mirror, the dresser and shelf! ALL OF IT... wonderful.

So pretty, thank you for showing it.

afistfullofweeds* said...

I've been bonkers for baskets lately, and yours are wonderful!! I have been inspired to tackle my ugly laundry room!!! Yours is just awesome. Rhonda

It's me said...

Your laundry room looks wonderful darling !!! it !!...happy new

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet, Amy! I love how you pay attention to all of the details, making laundry day a little more pleasant! :) The baskets and bins and little dresser and towels, I love it all!


Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

Hi Amy! I love your laundry room! Can you tell me about the laundry sign hanging in the window? Is it made of tags stamped with the letters??? I really love that.... need to make me one of those! I also love your Dorothy towel! And your laundry/fabric cart. I want that too! :-) Hugs and love to you.

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Vintage Gal said...

I love your laundry room. Just lovely touches here and there to make doing laundry that much more fun ;-)

Olive said...

The door on top of the washer/dryer is a great touch. I will try to remember that one day when I get a front loading washer. Your whole laundry room is full of vintage goodness. xo, olive

Anne said...

Amy you have a nice big laundry room! I love all the touches you made to make it special.Hey a girl has to have pretty even in our laundry space right!I am sure it puts a smile on your face when you do laundry in there too.I will be working in my laundry space over the winter.I am looking for a few pieces for organizing and have not found what I want yet.

chateau chic said...

It's great to surround yourself with things you love even in the laundry room. Love the laundry cart!
Mary Alice

Mimi said...

Cute room! I spy the latest TJ bag...and I have a sister named Dorothy...funny

melissa said...

Love love love love your room! and goodness! that laundry basket! where did you find such a gem!???

Stephanie said...

Love your door on top of the washer/dryer!

Debbie said...

Well, Dorothy, I love it and it looks so much like you! I don't have a front loader so I can't do the door, but that is such a great idea. It gives it character too.

My laundry is boring. I just shut the door and pretend it isn't. Maybe after the first of the year, I'll do something in there with some pizzazz.

Melanie @ Rustic Farmhouse said...

JEALOUS!! I have no laundry room and *desperately* want one! nice vintage touches!! :)

Keeping it Cozy said...

Your laundry room is so pretty, Amy! I love how you added a door on top of the washer and dryer... instant countertop! Also, your laundry cart is fabulous. Hope you are doing well, sweet friend! Let's get together soon!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great space you put together Amy!!

dorothy erdely said...

well, i am dorothy & i LOVE your laundry room & the fact that you love that little towel with my name on it!!! i love the door on your washer/dryer -- i have a top loader washer, so i can't do that, but if i could, i would!!!! i've been meaning to do a post on my blog about my laundry room -- do you mind if i feature yours there too? be blessed! love, dorothy

dorothy erdely said...

thanks amy!! you're featured!!!

have a blessed weekend!

Holly said...

You have a darling laundry room. I like the door across the washer and dryer.

shaggysheephome said...

This is a laundry room I actually want to be in!..... That's a first