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Friday, January 3, 2020

We've Made more Progress on the Utility Room Makeover

H and I have been very busy the last few days.       H has made lots of progress on the utility room make over and I have almost all of the Christmas decor packed away......whew....what a job that was!

We've been with out a washer since the first of Dec. and the new set wasn't delivered until this past Monday.    We've been doing our laundry at our daughters house these past weeks and then bringing it home to dry.

H built the unit you see between the washer and dryer several years ago.    He gave it a complete makeover by extending the legs to make it taller and adding Farmhouse doors.    I think he did an amazing job on the doors and am so glad to have all the mess I keep on the shelves hidden.     

By H making the unit taller,   it is now the same height as the washer and dryer and can be used as a folding table.    

H put a new top over the old one and I white washed it. 

My head is spinning with idea's for accessories to complete the new look for the utility room......but,   I am going to try not to clutter the folding table so it will be!

I love my new folding table almost as much as I do the new washer and dryer.     The set they replaced were over 15 years old and the dryer was still in perfect condition and the washer needed minor repairs.    We gave the old set to our grandson and grand daughter in law to use in their new home.

I have already started to decorate a little in the utility room.    I love the new drying rack that I found at Hobby Lobby.

The chair that I use at my desk got a fresh coat of  white paint and I replaced the fabric on the cushion with pink and cream buffalo check material.     

I also hung a new laundry sign over the doors to the hot water heater and gas furnace.

 I'll be back soon with an update sharing more progress on the utility room makeover.


  1. I think it looks so very nice. love the doors. Your hubby is handy. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. I love that hanging rack! Off to the Hobby Lobby website!

  3. Now your cabinet is perfect....and the room as a fresh buffalo check...just your style!

  4. I actually like it just as is, but thats just me. I love how you accessorize - so looking forward to the end result, I know it will be absolutely charming.

  5. Lucky you to have such a great helper. My now deceased husband was the same and we worked as a team with me being the designer and he the doer of my dream projects! Feed him well! Ha! I don't know how you keep up with all that decorating. I have tamed mine down as I near 80 but must go un-decorate the Christmas and put up the valentine stuff today. I am simplifying these days, though. Have fun.

  6. Cute! Lucky to have such a handy hubby!

  7. how very nice you have made leaps and bounds in home improvement
    come see what we shared at

  8. Love the "new" folding table! I bet it's so nice to have a washer/ dryer once again. We were without for a week or so last January and with a family of 5 that meant a whole lot of laundry piling up and at least one huge trip to the laundry mat.

  9. I love your unique style! Great post, well done. Utility rooms are hard to get right as we need them to do so many things x.

  10. Looking good! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  11. I wish I had an H like yours in my life! Love the new folding table!!

  12. I love it. The folding table is amazing.

  13. Super cute, Penny!!! Happy to share this latest update on the laundry/utility room update. <3 SYS #239 for this evening. <3

    Happy Winter hugs,
    Barb :)

  14. Penny,
    I have always said how lucky you are that your hubby is handy...Great job!


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