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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

THERE WAS A SPOT IN MY HOUSE THAT WAS LIKE A.......




BEHIND these soft creme colored louvered doors with the pretty, little door knob hang with pretty pink roses painted on it.....

DISASTER LURKED....




my laundry CLOSET...
i don't have a laundry ROOM....
and this poor, pitiful closet was so overburdened with STUFF with no organization whatsoever....

(aren't i a BRAVE, BRAVE girl to let you see this....will you still love me in the morning?? )

poor pitiful shelves, lined with *GASP..... CONTACT PAPER.....
and if you've ever used contact paper and you have left it there for a number of years *and I'm not sayin' how MANY years...
this is the pitiful pile you get when you start trying to take the STUFF off....
DANG !!!!!!!
comes off in tiny little slivers that make ya so mad you could just SPIT !!
WELL....
THIS was to be my FIRST '09 PROJECT
and I did it YESTERDAY....
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AFTER clearing everything out, and painting it all in a soft YELLOW, which I had a whole half gallon
left from another project.....
"use what you have and use it all up".....
and i operate on a Social Security Budget, don't 'cha know..
I started adding some pretty things...who says you can't decorate
A LAUNDRY CLOSET ??

this little cutie came over from DUDA DAZE and if you've not been there, do yourself a favor and take a stroll thru her adorable ETSY ......you'll love what she paints... she is on my blog roll....

isn't SHE just perfect for a tiny, little LAUNDRY CLOSET !!!!


YELLOW and RED make my heart sing
so I added some RED FAKE FLOWERS in there and I'm lovin' it.....

my little thrift store painting of a RED barn found a home in the LAUNDRY CLOSET...

SEE...I have one of the 'over the door' ironing boards, which is REALLY handy for me...
it just folds back up on the door when I'm all finished ironing...HA!! like I really IRON ....
* i added a little RED towel to hide the vent pipe that was exposed...
ya do what ya can when ya don't have much to work with....*sigh..poor pitiful me...i need
CHOCOLATE....

my day's work on it really made a HUGH difference, and.....

MAYBE I won't mind washing and ironing (well, not as much, maybe) since I have a bright and cheery spot to do it in....
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YEP, I'M PROUD OF MY FIRST '09 PROJECT OUTCOME...
SINCE I WORKED so hard all day yesterday...I get to rest today...
and no better way to REST than....GO THRIFTING..
See ya tomorrow...
OHHHHH...
and what did I do with all those cans and jars and STUFF ?
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i arranged them all nice and neat on shelves in our utility hallway...
now EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE
and that makes me so HAPPY !

48 comments:

Southern Lady said...

You did GOOD, BJ! Your laundry closet looks so bright and cheerful now.

I love that cute little plaque ... and your barn painting ... and the little flowers in the glass bottles.

Everything came together as if you went out and bought it just for your closet.

Happy laundering!

Susan said...

You did a great job on your laundry closet! I need to do something similar with mine. The kids stick everything in there!

Beverly said...

All girls need pretty places to do laundry, and now yours is beautiful. You just might need to leave the doors open can you can enjoy the view. ;-)

Diane Duda said...

Looks great!
Even your before pictures are better than my laundry situation. I have to venture to the cold, damp basement, and with three teenagers I'm there quite often. That's what happens when you fall in love with an old house. :(
Enjoy your day off. :)
xo
Di

Stacey said...

BJ, it's awesome. I love that you covered the vent pipe by hanging a towel. That's my kind of trick!!

I love the Duda Daze painting too. You will feel much better doing that job now!!

BTW, mine is still sitting in the same state.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is a fantastic makeover! I don't have a laundry room either. I have a laundry pass through. You walk thru it to get from the garage to the kitchen....

I love your red barn picture!!!
Hugs,
Penny

Smilingsal said...

You have made a tremendous difference. I like that little red towel covering the ugly pipe. Good thinking!

Iron? What is that?

Bo said...

Hi BJ...I wish I could get bitten by the organizer bug...but, it just hasn't been by my house yet...
Great job you did! Hugs, Bo

Carol said...

I love your closet makeover! Good job, can't wait to see what your next project will be!
Smiles,
Carol

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Bj, You have been a very busy lady. I love wht you did with your laundry closet. I bet it puts a smile on your face when you open the doors now. Heck, you probably leave them open now. I know I would. Because, it's so darn cute. I have always decorated my laundryroom. Otherwise, I don't think I'd keep up with my laundry. I love to be in beautiful spaces.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Terrie

Connie said...

You might wanna take a look at my laundry room. I frou-frou'd it up with roses and fabric and it is actually a place I love to be now, sweet little cherub. I love it. But you did a fantastic job, lovey......
Smooches,
Connie

Brenda said...

Girlfriend you rock. this is one great job. I never seen a closet I would shut myself in,but this is one happy space.now I have to finish my room =)

Lee Laurie said...

You did a great job! Can you come over and help me with mine? My laundry room is a mess! I've already bought the paint and it is yellow too! I love yellow and red! I plan on getting to that room soon! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Risa said...

Way to clean!! I love a clean home yet it's so hard when you are a busy woman like myself and 99% of ladies everywhere. Kudos to you Miss Sweet Nothin'!

Janene said...

BJ~Now you will truly enjoy doing the laundry...I'm bringing mine over to you since you will enjoy it so much!
It is amazing what a little paint and some nice accessories will do for the look and the mood!
Looks fantastic!

Marcela said...

Wow you did a great job dear BJ...
I must be really tired now.
I have to do the same at home,ha

Kisses and have a wonderful day :)
Marcela

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! You did such a good job! Will you come to my house and do mine, too??? I need H-E-L-P! My laundry room has become a catch-all. Hopefully I can eventually remedy that problem!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Miss Janice said...

Love you "laundry closet redo"! I have a "closet" as well and got some cute ideas today! Good job:-)

beth at aunties said...

It looks wonderful and the contact paper made me laugh...been there also;)
The florals, red towel, bottles and painting all look so pretty.

It can make doinglaundry a joy:)

Deanna said...

Oh BJ! That was hilarious! You did an awesome job! Oh my goodness, don't even get me started on contact paper. The house that we had in Lubbock, had that country blue geese contact paper inside my cabinets! EEEEeeeek! What were we thinking?? I still love that country look but the contact paper can go!

Loved the re-do. I know you have inspired all of us to be thrifty with what we have around the house.

Hugs,
Deanna :)

Ginger said...

It all came out so nice. I need to do my laundry room and I can't make myself get started. Well, now I have something to think about for an 09 project.
Hate that contact paper too. We used to use it all the time, years ago.

Charli and me said...

You have inspired me :>)

beddow said...

You did very good! Of course a laundry space should be cheerful. And hey I have a towel covering my pipe too! Yours is prettier though, I think I may go shopping in my linen closet. I know I have something that would look prettier.

Betty

Tootsie said...

looks fantastic! I avoid my teeny little laundry space...it is the ugly zone!

PEA said...

Well I think you did a fabulous job on your laundry closet and I'm loving that yellow paint, so nice and sunny looking in there now!! Love all your special little touches as well...yup, you did GOOD:-) xoxo

nikkicrumpet said...

GREAT JOB!! It looks so pretty...and it must be way nicer to open up those doors and see things that make you smile! And how can you not love red and yellow together!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Wow what a huge difference... looks great.... BJ . I put contact paper in my cabinets maybe 5 years ago and I hate it ..... what I hate worse is taking it up .... yuck..
I don't know about you but it suppose to be FREEZing here in East Texas....
HUgs
Linda

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I am in love with your very attractive and NEAT laundry closet. You deserve a hot fudge sundae. I deserve one too, for just thinking about it. I didn't clean up a special place in my house but I did suffer this silly computer. LOL. Good job, I'm proud of you girl.

Hugs...Jeanne

Connie W said...

Bravo! Now come over and do mine, please? heehee

Sweetie said...

Hi BJ - You did a wonderful job - everything looks bright and cheery. How well I remember contact paper. I remember it sticking together when putting it on and taking it off. I like the yellow of the shelves. You are one innovative lady. Too bad you don't live closer. I'd share some of my chocolate covered potato chips with you!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I have a laundry closet, too, BJ. Just llike yours, except mine is a lot bigger mess than yours was. So full of stuff. You've inspired me to want to clean mine up. You did a great job.

caren said...

You give me hope for my laundry room - Thank YOU!

By the way, is that a Mackenzie-Childs teapot on your stove in your header?

I LOVE Mackenzie-Childs.

Raggedy Girl said...

You did such a great job. I love the soft yellow and bright red, it is a cherry combination. I really like your blog and I am glad I found you. Very soon here I am going to have to quit finding any more!
Roberta Anne

Susan S. said...

Great job BJ! There's just something about the new year that inspires us to de-clutter and spiff up! I worked with my neighbor helping her de-clutter her house this weekend so I still have mine yet to do. Keep your fingers crossed I'm still inspired to clean as the weekend rolls around. Happy New Year from Texas!!!

Andi said...

I love red and yellow!!! You did an amazing job BJ...it looks great!

By the way, you've been tagged over at my place...stop by.

Hugs, Andi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

oh honey, you did a great job ! Now come on over to my house ! I have so many projects that need to be done that I don't know where to start.Well actually I do! I could start by getting off this computer!LOL.

judicreations said...

Hi BJ
What a great 2009 project you have started and completed already! It looks great! I can't get over how nice everything looks and don't you feel good??? I have started a closet project too...its too late to start taking pics of it because I've already done the majority of it...I got gave away and recycled and threw out and organized this week too but I have more to do.

You have a nice area and the paint and decor in there really makes a difference...good for you!

have a lovely evening
Judi

JyLnC said...

It looks great with the sunny yellow and cute accessories.

Anonymous said...

Now don't you just beat all! Even decorating your laundry closet! Well, I never! Looks just like a Southern Living laundry closet just like the rest of your house! You never cease to amaze me! You are just so creative! Loved your blog today.
Love,
Martha

The Muse said...

I heard the JAWS theme...LOL lol...
and after reading your post and seeing your VICTORY...I hear the theme song from ROCKY !!! LOL

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, you did such a great job, but you made me feel SO guilty, because my laundry room still looks like a horror movie. Cute post. laurie

Becky said...

I still love ya BJ! You did a GREAT job.....everything looks soooooo good! I don't have a laundry room either, I just have a laundry closet and I'm kinda glad. It seems like I always had piles of clothes laying around in our other house when we had a laundry room!

Debbie from NJ said...

You did a great job BJ! Wow, it looks so purty. Love the color and all of the accessories.

salmagundi said...

I, too, have a laundry closet. I do like it because I can close the door, but it does have a tendency to get messy. Thanks for the inspiration to clean it up!!! Sally

imjacobsmom said...

Great inspiration! It turned out cute! I love how you jazzed it up with the yellow paint and that cute little art! Maybe, just maybe I'll work on mine now....Robyn

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! You have been very busy! It is so pretty now. Good job thanks for encouraging me to do the same LOL.
Ginger

Kathleen Grace said...

Your laundry closet project looks great1 You must be so happy to have accomplished so much. Now, do you have any suggestions for laundry rooms in a dungeon?

Neabear said...

You did an awesome job transforming your laundry closet. I bet you sometimes keep those doors open now. Lol!