She Hath Done What She Could in the Home

Monday, January 21, 2013

Before and After- Laundry Room & Office

It was time. Things were a little out of hand and my laundry room/office had become my dumping ground. It's taken several weeks of cleaning out but I've made progress!

 Before 
Looking into the laundry room 
This was post Christmas-time. Trying to put away my decorations and shopping after holiday sales. You can see I hang dry my clothes on a rod above the washer.  This has kept our clothes nice for a long time.
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After 
Looking into the laundry room 
 Finally got rid of that horrifying navy blue blind that made everything so dark!  Put up photos of my children on the top shelf.  I bought the iron work wall decor piece at Ross for $16 and my hubby spray painted it teal.  Found the Levolor rattan blinds at Ross for $12!!  Curtains from Target Xhilaration line - they were too long so I cut them off after the third tier- these totally remind me of the Anthro ones! Got rid of one of the clothes sorters to make more room.  Rug and pillow from Target.
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Before 
Looking at the closet, powder room area
 I was able to fit all of my jewelry, makeup, hair stuff (dryer, curling iron) into new bins in the closet, thus getting rid of the rolling sterilite drawer thingy. 
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    After
Looking at the closet, powder room area
 Bought the peg hangers at Home Depot to hang my statement necklaces.  My BFF got me that print years ago. I finally framed it - the border on the mat is little red mushrooms!
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Ironing board that folds down. I also bought a new Conair steamer at Ross for $17 that works awesome. I've always wanted one!
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Before 
Desk and workspace
Check out that bowl of M and M's!  And all that laundry in the sorted baskets!
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 After 
 Desk and work area
I removed the dehydrator and now store it in the closet until I need it.  Made more room for my Desk Apprentice to work better.  My laundry is caught up today! 
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Shabby Chic curtain hangs in the doorway. I removed the door to make more room. I got that cross stich at a garage sale for $.50!  And same above mentioned BFF gave me the framed Mary Engelbreit print!  I hang my workout jackets, yoga mat and aprons here.
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 The details!  Rug and pillow from Target. Tractor desk chair from Target.
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Apparently, I like animals everywhere, not just on my clothing!
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I feel great making this much progress! I still have to go through all of the overhead cabinets and declutter and organize.  Thanks to my friend Dianalin for the inspiration!

12 comments:

  1. Well done!!! Come redo my laundry room - it's a horror!

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    1. thanks! It would be fun to help you!

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  2. Nice job! Those are pretty big changes. I love the colors and fun animal theme.

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  3. This is amazing! Great job Peggy! I really like the storage on the side of your dryer. Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather - aren't those cool - they magnet- I got them at Ross

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  4. I love your before and after pictures!! Great progress you've made in organizing a small space. I'm sure it makes you feel so much better!!!

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    1. Indeed I feel sooo much better. Off to check out your new blog!

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  5. Oh my goodness!! That is spectacular!! Will you come organize my sewing room?

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  6. Wow! Peggy, it looks awesome. What a cool space. :)

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  7. Incredible makeover Peggy! Not only is everything so organized, but the pops of color make the room so cheery! Great job!

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