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Friday, February 15, 2013

More Changes to the Laundry Room!

I showed you the new linen closet in a previous post, now I would like to show some more changes in the laundry room.  This drawered unit was a piece that we inherited with the house.  The owner/builder of our home had an office in the back yard (now my studio) where he could work from home...he was a contractor.

As you can see, it was in pretty bad shape...but I had a vision!

I though it would be perfect to store my doilies, place mats, napkin rings, etc....

H gave it a fresh coat of paint and I added some numbers..  These are the neatest chalk board decals!  Last year, I won a $30 gift certificate from Angie at Knick of Time  to a company called Chalk it Up.  So, I ordered a sheet of different sizes of decals...I had been waiting for just the right project to use them on and here it is! 

I added some fabric and a yoyo that I made to the top...
I have all the doilies sorted by color...
French numbers....As you can see, the sun just floods into the laundry room.

I have my collection of vintage aprons stored in this dirty clothes hamper...

And, I have some vintage bank bags in this wire basket.. 
The wire baskets that I decorated are from HL,  ...50% OFF.

Here is the before photo....and here is the...

after!



I have a very strict Laundry Schedule that fits me perfect!  I would rather be decorating than cleaniing!  I still have a couple of area's to show you that have changed in the laundry room, so, I'll be back!


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86 comments:

  1. Ci si puo' vivere in questa stanza!Bella e dolcemente romantica!Baci,Rosetta

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  2. Penny, this is gorgeous!! And so creative--and your laundry sign gave me a good chuckle :) Hope you had a great V-Day!

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  3. You have a knack for making messy look chic!!

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  4. Hi Penny!
    Oh, I just love your before and after! What fun place to what can always seem like a chore!! Love that multi drawer chest you have with the pretties all hanging out! Great Job!
    Be Blessed,
    Lorena

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  5. Penny-I love your cabinet re-do. I have 2 apothocary cabinets full of music but now I have another idea for them. Such a pretty space now-you always do such a beatiful job.
    Have a good weekend

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  6. Penny!! I am so envious that you have a laundry room in the first place and that it looks just darling!!!
    I LOVE that chest with the drawers.... Really cute and love the chalk board stickers!!
    Your collection of vintage linens is amazing!! Now did you once tell me that this home was your Mom's home or am I mistaken?
    You are having way too much fun, my friend!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Love, love and love your laundry room! When you want a change for your chalkboard, I have an idea that I'm using in mine: Laundry today or naked tomorrow!

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  8. Penny,
    Your laundry room came out so cute. I love the old cabinet and drawers. So cute.
    Kris

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  9. Dear Penny, also your laundry room is dreaming...you style is gorgeous!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  10. That is SUCH a sweet laundry room, Penny....just darling- xo Diana

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  11. I think your laundry area looks very nice. You are very organized and that's a good trait to have. Susan

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  12. You have the prettiest laundry room!Oh I LOVE your cabinet too!What a great idea to make chalk labels!
    xx
    Anne

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  13. That pretty laundry room should make doing laundry more enjoyable ... maybe even make ironing bearable. I don't like to iron either.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z
    Timeless Treasures

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  14. LOL on the chalk board laundry sign! But what an awesome laundry room! I love it that you have a desk in there and a window, oh and storage space! I love it!

    LOVE your give-away items you received too! How wonderful!!

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  15. Beautiful!! I love the white with black labels, so pretty :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  16. I love your Laundry Schedule, all of your "pretties" and how your Laundry Room has changed!

    Jan ♥

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  17. It's so beautiful, I would want to stay in there all day and do laundry... I am one of those ladies who actually loves doing household chores... even ironing... it calms and relaxes me... okay, I know alot of you will think I am nuts... but there is sort of a gentle rhythm in doing these things, stopping for a cup of tea in between, then seeing everything all nice and clean... love your garland above your window especially!... xoxo Julie Marie PS just wonderin' where those empty bank bags came from???... tee hee hee... you haven't been up to something naughty have you?...

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  18. Hi Penny, What a wonderful laundry. Who wouldn't want to stay in there and do the wash. Love your cabinet. Perfect for lace and linens and I love the numbers. The chaulk board is too cute. I love to iron though. I know that is crazy, but I have always enjoyed it. Loved seeing your redo.
    Have a nice weekend.
    hugs, Celestina Marie

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  19. Hi Penny....nice fresh re-do, enjoy your room1

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  20. Hi Penny,lovely as always,you have a nack for making things pretty but H does all the painting i have to do it all lol you are lucky to have him.Looking forward to what you do next ! Hugs Peggy

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  21. Ooooh, that lightened and brightened the room lovely! You really have the talent for putting things together so beautifully. I love using a clothes hamper for storage, I never would have thought of that! I have a HUGE ugly laundry room in the basement. It's a finished room, but really needs a lot of attention. Everyone has to strive for something...that's my something I guess!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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  22. Penny, this is one beautiful laundry room! Your shelves look fantastic! I love the decals. Are of your dollies and linens are dreamy!
    Karen

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  23. Hi Penny,
    I love what you did with your laundry room! Working in a room like that would be fun!

    Your chalkboard was too funny! LOL

    Hugs,
    LaDonna

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  24. Your laundry room is so pretty, I would love to have it. My laundry room is down in the dungeon with lower ceilings. I don't think I would want to leave!

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  25. Hi Penny!!!

    I love the bright laundry room with your laundry schedule!!
    It's so made for me LOL!!

    I love the basket on the hamper. It's so pretty!!

    Pam
    xox

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  26. oh so lovely! The drawer unit is perfect for the room and storing your frilly items. Such a happy place for a dirty chore ;)

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  27. I just have to write that my laundry room has never received that much attention! Good for you - love that sign about the laundry. It describes my attitude perfectly!! Thanks for sharing - your did a beautiful job!

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  28. Thanks for the inspiration. Our laundry area is in the garage so I am limited. I finally decided to start it gradually. I like your little drawers. I think I might be able to do something similar.

    Have a great Sunday

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  29. I would do laundry much more often if I had such a beautiful laundry room! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

    Love the sign especially :)

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  30. So, so cute Penny! Love the French numbers.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Your laundry room is so cute! I love the decor. All the pretty flowers and the cute chalk board. The ironing part had my laughing, I feel the same about ironing. Great post, have a happy week!

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  32. What an amazing laundry room. Looks Downton Abbey inspiration with those beautiful Victorian inspirations.

    Karen

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  33. I just love your laundry room. Mine's in the dungeon. Hope that you don't mind that I pinned this to my "Laundry Room Dreams" Pinterest file.

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  34. I do my laundry in the basement here...I am thinking that I should PRINT OUT A PICTURE OF YOURS and just HANG IT DOWN THERE LOL! :)

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  35. What a fashionable laundry room. I am envious as I do mine in a section of unfinished basement.

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  36. Love it!! So bright and pretty and a place for all your lovely linens. Laundry must be so much more fun now!! :D Popped over from Under the Table & Dreaming.

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  37. Wow, your laundry room is awesome! I love your cabinet and the chalkboard. Lots of inspiration here. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!
    Have a wonderful week!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  38. All I have to say is wow!!! You really have a gorgeous house and you made it that way!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  39. I think I'd be finding excuses to do laundry! "Oh honey, you've got ring around the collar"...slight ripping sound as you tear it off his back..."I'll be in the laundry room!"

    Seriously, I'm in love with your drawers (no pun intended), and I laughed out loud at your chalkboard sign.

    hugs,
    Deborah

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  40. That is the cutest, most vintage laundry room I've ever seen. I know a friend who would love to have a room like this!  I'd  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 
    Kathy

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  41. such a beautiful laundry room! I would love to have you share at show me your plaid monday's! http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2013/02/17/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-10-2/

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  42. Penny,
    Your laundry room is sooo charming! Sorry that you had trouble linking up...please try again. I had to change a setting with my button...you should now be able to link up.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    coastal.charm@yahoo.com

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  43. Cute laundry room! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  44. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com



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  45. What a wonderful laundry room! I love the chalkboard labels on the piece!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  46. I own that washer and dryer, but my space is nothing like yours. Mine is a utility room and it looks like one. But oh, I really like what you did with the space at your house.

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  47. As much time as we spend in a laundry room, there is every reason for it to be a room with character and charm. You've done it right.

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  48. You are so awesome! I love how you make every room ~ even the laundry room ~ so pretty and special.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}.

    Have a lovely week, hugs, Mary Beth

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  49. Such cute drawers.

    Lovely to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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  51. I have the same schedule! Your laundry is like a fairy tale.

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  52. Wow, it's wonderfully cheerful now. Hahahaha at that laundry schedule, too.

    I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-9/

    - Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com

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  53. This is a test to see if I am a no reply blogger!

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  54. Wow! Good job, I would never have the vision for something like that. Can you come to my house? :)

    Found you on JAQS linky party

    mothersniche.com

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  55. Prettiest laundry room I EVER did see. Love it!!

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  56. Your laundry room is so fun and that is such a great piece. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  57. It looks lovely Penny! I wish I had that much room in my laundry room. Thanx for coming to the party!

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  58. Even your laundry room looks romantic! I love the chalk labels, and the delicate lace and doilies are just, so so beautiful!

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  59. Really like your laundry schedule! It's a lot like mine!

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  60. I'd love to do laundry in this room! Your schedule made me laugh - how cute! I love that drawered chest too. What a fabulous piece to have. Bee-you-ti-ful!
    :o)
    Cecilia

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  61. Fabulous! You could actually have fun doing laundry in a room like that! I adore that multi-drawer unit!

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  62. So beautiful and I love the drawers! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  63. What a pretty laundry room! And way to go with using what you had to make it even more functional and pretty (what a concept, drawers for doilies). You have a good eye and beautiful taste...I enjoyed this. Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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  64. Penny you've done a marvelous job on that laundry room. I get so much inspiration looking at all you've accomplished...and I get tired just thinking of trying to do some of it here! I love your ideas. I may have to rethink my laces and get them sorted somehow so I can at least see what I"ve got! Wish I had a nice big drawer system like that!! At least my hubby knows that my passion for pretties makes me work on the house at various and odd times!! So excited about your space!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  65. Such a beautiful space you have created! So glad you shared at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you link up again this week!

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  66. Penny I am featuring your laundry room this week. It is the prettiest darn thing I have ever seen.

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  67. Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-4.html

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  68. Your laundry room is so quaint! Someone else said "darling"; I so agree, I never thought I'd say this but your laundry room looks like somewhere I'd like to relax with a cup of tea! love it

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  69. How darling is your laundry space. I love the romantic cottage feel. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

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  70. Sooo gorgeous!! Love your laundry room. The Laundry sign is the best - I don't iron at all... Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  71. Love your re-decorated laundry room. The sign is my favorite! But where did that fabulous wringer and tub go??? Not far I hope, it is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  72. Penny, lovely laundry room - I don't have a room, I have a spot, as in, stand in one place and turn around. Love the desk area!

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  73. Oh Penny! I would love doing laundry in this room. What a wonderful multi-drawer piece. I love the little chalkboard labels. The baskets with your doilies are a lovely touch especially with the crochet flowers. Gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  74. So cute! I love your laundry room - it is so sweet!
    Thanks for sharing - featuring this tonight!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  75. Guess who is featured tonight at Transformed Tuesday! :-)
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  76. Oh Penny, I wouldn't mind doing laundry in a room like yours at all. So beautiful. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  77. Looks so amazing! And so LOVE your laundry schedule..lol! Pinning!

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  78. Oh I came upon your blog and went to follow and I already am a follower here. I love your vintage laundry room so very much. We have lots in common! Come say hi

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  79. Oh, thank you for some good ideas. My laundry room is part of my garage, but I have a work bench and I can see me doing something with the drawers. Spring break begins tomorrow and I think I know just what I will be doing.

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