January 2, 2010

My Laundry Room (all spiced up)

More snow. Yep. I'm still on break from work (the perks of working at a school!), and I've been spending time at my parents' house. I woke up this morning and there was about two or three inches of snow on the ground. Oh, geez.

Anyway, how are you all? Has your life calmed down a little since the holidays? I think my life is finally chilling out, which feels great. I'm enjoying an NCIS marathon today and just hanging out with Millie-bug. Oh, what a good day!

So, you all know that I've been in my townhouse since September, and I've slowly been getting furniture and accessories to make it my own. And if I haven't mentioned it before I am a bargain shopper, a darn good bargain shopper, if I do say so myself.

As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, I have been doing a little face lift to my laundry room. Laundry room? Yes. See, in my townhouse the laundry room isn't hidden like it is in most homes, so I had to get my creative juices (and bargain hunting juices) flowing and make it a room that I didn't care for people to see (aka: make it not look like a laundry room). And this is what I came up with...

I got these cute and functional baskets and laundry basket (Ross)




 And this animal-print bamboo rug (Ross)


I also picked up these pictures to add a home-y touch



Now my laundry room feels just like another room in my house. I might go hang out in there sometime. Hmmm, probably not, but it does feel cozy enough!

Have you all ever spiced up your laundry room? How did it turn out? I'm very happy with how mine looks. Now if I only had a new LG washer and dryer.....maybe one day....

Have a wonderful Saturday, lovelies!



13 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

I love it! in our other house the laundry isnt hidden either and it is a challenge to keep it looking good all the time!

Life here is finally getting back to normal - I have been taking down xmas stuff and reclaiming my house!

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

cute cute cute! I soooo need to work on my laundry room... I have painted it 2 or 3 times & finally like the color but that's as far as I've gotten. :)

Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh your laundry room IS cozy!! Maybe if my laundry room was adorable (OR if I had the LGs, eh?) I would like doing laundry more?? Hmm - I have had my eye on this for my laundry room:

http://compare.ebay.com/like/220526940284

Just cause I think it's clever. And I have sons.

But really not that chic :)

Silvia said...

Your laundry room is too cute! I stumbled upon your blog and love it! I'm new to the blogging world and enjoying it so far. Looking forward to following you and reading more! Happy 2010!!

Liz said...

Gorgeous, love it! Enjoy the snow! =) ~Liz

carolinagirl said...

so cute!!! i love all of your new laundry room accessories! great job!

Morgan said...

Looks adorable! Good job!

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

Your laundry room is ADORABLE!!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments, ladies!! Y'all are the best!

Blondie said...

This looks great Julie honey! You should be so proud of yourself to be out and on your own...I hope you are having a great weekend! Kori xoxo

Just Anonymous Prep said...

Your laundry room looks so cute! I love the baskets. Unfortunately my laundry closet barely has space for the washer and dryer, so I don't think it will be getting a makeover that cute anytime soon.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Isn't it amazing how adding some baskets to a shelf instantly transforms the space? Love the re-do, I was just at Ross this weekend getting baskets for my front closet :)

Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) said...

Very cute! If i had a laundry room, I would definitely copy your ideas!