Yall. I am SO excited that this little room is finally “finished.” I say “finished” because if home ownership has taught me anything, it’s that nothing is really ever completely finished, especially with me because I’m always changing my mind or seeing new things I like or ideas I want to try (thanks a lot, Pinterest).
When we bought our house in August of 2014, this is what the laundry room looked like:
Why it was ever painted this ugly green color, I’ll never know… but I knew it had to go. Two gallons of Kilz primer and some pretty light pink paint later, I was finally satisfied with the color. I knew I wanted to go with a shabby chic theme in this little room, and it was so fun adding some pretty things we got as wedding gifts on the walls.
Shortly after we moved in, some very dear friends of ours met one of the biggest needs we’ve had since moving into this home… they gave us a washer and dryer that were both in like-new condition. Every single time I go into this room I’m reminded of their generosity and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.
When I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby, I knew it was perfect for the curtains I had in mind. I have a precious friend who is unbelievably talented and she made them for me. She puts such love and passion into everything she creates, and it’s truly inspiring. Just being around her makes me want to make something too!
I love that the curtains hide what’s on the shelves behind them. Although the room did originally have shelves, Grayson had to completely redo them and they’re much more usable now (wider, spaced out better, sturdier). With these curtains, I don’t have to worry about how my bottle of detergent and whatever kitchen appliances I decide to store there (like my crock pot and fry baby) looks… and that makes me real happy.
I found this darling little detergent tin at Home Goods:
and my Momma got me this cute little dustpan at World Market:
I love this pretty little shutter with vintage knobs. The glass knob reminds me of my favorite doorknob in my great grandmother’s house, and I love using this as a way to store some of my favorite aprons:
I’m really thrilled with the way this sweet little room came together, and when I think about the love that went into it (from the wedding gifts, to the washer and dryer, to the giving of her time to make the curtains), it makes it that much more precious to me. This is what making a house a home is all about!