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Monday, July 7, 2014

Shabby French Laundry Room

I decided this morning that it was time to freshen up the laundry room.   We did a mini make over in February 2013 and I haven't changed anything since then...that doesn't sound like me does!
The first thing to do was some DEEP did my laundry room get so dirty?
I do my hair and make up at the desk in the laundry room so all the silk flowers were covered in hair spray and needed a good soak in the kitchen sink!
I use the white cabinet to store doilies and place mats
I took down the chalkboard that was hanging over the wicker hamper and replaced it with a picture that I found at HL  in the 90% off isle the other day.  
I added some silk flowers to the wire basket that was on the hamper.    The black and pink apron that you can see on the top of the basket found a new home on a french hook by the new picture..

The chalkboard found a new home over the washer and dryer.   Normally I wouldn't hang anything over my cabinets but I am very seldom in these that are over the washer since  I have to get a ladder to reach them and it's just too much!
I cleared everything off the desk and scrubbed  off all that hairspray!  
I put together a French vignette in the left corner of the desk.
H had painted the mirror white and I hot glued a fabric rose that I had made to the corner,.

Here is the before and after photo.    

I added two new lamps to the top of the desk for some additional lighting.

The wall of white cabinets on the right of the laundry room are used to store.....
lots of my linens.

A fresh bouquet from the garden is on the other end of the desk.
The roses aren't blooming as much as they were....
but,  the wildflower garden is in full bloom.
The final touch to my laundry room was this cute sign!    H doesn't think it's funny....what's with that???


  1. I love your laundry room...very pretty. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Such a lovely and large laundry room!!!

  3. Such a sweet laundry room! That happens to be one of my favorite subjects besides the pantry when it comes to home :) I like to make it pretty too so that work is pleasant. I am visiting from Titus 2 Tuesdays. We also have a link up, the Art of Home-Making Mondays, if you would like to join in :)

  4. Such a sweet laundry room! That happens to be one of my favorite subjects besides the pantry when it comes to home :) I like to make it pretty too so that work is pleasant. I am visiting from Titus 2 Tuesdays. We also have a link up, the Art of Home-Making Mondays, if you would like to join in :)

  5. Penny where did you find the white pendulum clock that is above your desk in the laundry room? Love your decorating!

    Carol Merritt

  6. j'aime beaucoup le miroir avec les coquillages qui sont une de mes grandes passions
    une salle de laverie
    belle réussite
    edith (iris) France

  7. I have to say that is the cutest laundry room ever! Beats the pants off my little corner in the garage, lol! Maybe one day I can use some of your ideas and charm.

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  8. Love the shelving with all the linens!! So convenient to store, plus you get to see them!

  9. What a lovely laundry room.... I love your mirror!

  10. Oh Penny, you are amazing. Love it!



  11. What a great Laundry room! I am in the process of doing a makeover myself in the Laundry department and you showcase some great ideas. Love it!!

  12. Penny,
    Now there you go again making me so jealous of your laundry room which is the prettiest darn laundry room that I ever saw!!

    Wish I had a laundry room as the washer and dryer are behind bi fold doors in the Powder Room.

    Don't you just hate when that hair spray goes every where else including on your hair?

    Love the new picture and the addition of the lamps!! Very pretty!!


  13. So nice Penny, I would actually enjoy doing laundry in a space like yours...

  14. Oh...Penny, your room is not only a laundry room but a such sweet and dreamy room! Very, very adorable. The sign is very funny and true!

  15. Wow... that's your laundry room? I'd be moving in there! That is gorgous and classy and so amazing! My laundry room isn't that wide, narrow but long so I made it my I Love Lucy shrine! I love the character, the actress and the show so I painted the one wall green and put up all my pictures and things. I smile when I go in there at the funnies! I followed you from My whims linky!

  16. So Lovely For A Laundry Room. I Wish My Mother Was Interested In Decor. As It Is Her Whole Place Is An Need Of An Updo, Redo, Reduxdo, Ha

  17. You're amazing!! I can't even believe that this is your LAUNDRY ROOM. You've worked your magic in every space in your home, haven't you? What a wonderful room you've created! Thanks so much for sharing it at Grace at Home!

  18. Love your cute laundry room, it certainly makes doing the laundry more fun!

  19. Absolutely charming, and I'd love to know the name of that glorious, ethereal GREEN.


  20. Thanks for linking up your lovely laundry room on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join us again next week with some of your beautiful pictures!

  21. It's a pretty laundry room. The Queen sign is so cute. I've often wondered how your hubby liked all the fluff and pink.:)
    You have an adorable home;

  22. I wish my laundry room look like that! So cute! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We love having you! We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. and let us see what you have been working on!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  23. You have the most feminine laundry room I've ever seen - love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  24. Your laundry room is so sweet. Love the chalkboard and that desk! Thank you for sharing it and your great sewing drawers and awesome garage sale finds at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

  25. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange! xo, Laura

  26. Love your chalk board! Iron...ha ha ha! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!


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