Friday, January 9, 2009
The original laundry area was a closet in the hall, just big enough for the washer and dryer. It had an upper cabinet above it that matched the kitchen cabinets, so we took that down and moved it to the kitchen. (Since we didn't take before pictures, my neighbor kindly let me take a picture of hers since it is essentially the same.)
The cabinet maker who built our kitchen cabinets had a stack of cabinets and shelves that were rejected for some reason. We got a free set of shelves to replace the cabinets over the washer and dryer. Free is good.
Hubby had had back surgery and it was not the success we hoped it would be, and he couldn't work on the house for awhile. Luckily, we had a neighbor who had been in the construction business and we hired him to put the water line and a/c vent in the room. Then we could move the freezer out of the kitchen so the real work could begin.
I put a shelf for canned goods around the top of the walls, and covered the storage boxes with wallpaper. A fresh coat of white semi-gloss on the walls and woodwork and the utility room looks pretty good. For a small utility room, it certainly holds a lot, 2 freezers, washer, dryer, and a year's worth of canned goods.
An old picture of dated country blues and pinks is renewed with new mats and a painted frame.
Until next time, may you have blessings and clean laundry,