laundry room

dirty laundry [room]

with a new washer & dryer, a coat of paint, a shelf here, an old ladder there, we’ve gone from this:

BEFORE (yucky)
to this:
AFTER (very yellow)
after craigslisting our old washer & dryer, mike & his dad painted the space a buttery yellow & installed base board.

the re-purposed ladder idea came from these pics i found on pinterest. you can put an old wooden ladder to so many creative uses. 
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i salvaged this piece of old attic ladder from a trash heap in our garage (mike is no longer surprised when he finds me picking things out of a trash pile).
we spray painted it grey and suspended it from the ceiling with 4 hooks and pieces of chain from the hardware store.

tada! a space-efficient drying rack for our super narrow laundry room.
the stars of the show:
yes, i wrapped our dryer sheet boxes with craft paper to match the room. i’m aware this is not normal. i blame the hormones!
… finally, 4 grey carpet tiles from flor:
doing the laundry is much more pleasant with the cheerful color scheme and reliable appliances!
and i’ve been doing A LOT of laundry lately thanks to this little poop machine!

exciting news (twins!)

meet the newest family members. thank you. yes. i know they are beautiful.. the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

our washing machine started leaking a couple weeks ago and seemed to get worse with each load. the set came with the house and our guess is they may have been the originals… 10 or so years old. we weren’t going to replace them as long as they were in working order, but the clunking noise and puddle the washer started leaving was enough of a sign that the time had come.

(not to mention the laundry room is hideous and has been begging me for a makeover)

although we didn’t exactly have the money, i was excited to replace the old maytags with a shiny, new set of reliable whirlpools. one less thing to worry about when the cherub arrives. putting them on a new lowe’s credit card saved us 5%  (which we plan to pay the off by the end of april). lowe’s was also running a 10% off all front loaders promotion and the models we went with were on sale to begin with- so we got these at a good clip less than the ticket price.

i haven’t exactly started the washing any of the baby clothes, so its just not an option to be without a functioning machine right now…

so the irish music is cranking and operation laundry room reno is currently underway

happy st. patricks day.

and to my dad, i am missing you badly today.