Sunday, January 25, 2009

Laundry Room: After

After two weeks of disarray, the laundry room is finally done. Since the space is so small, I had to photograph it piecemeal.

The cabinet that I bought from IKEA this week keeps all the detergents, cleaners, and polishes out of sight.

This wire shelf serves as a drying rack for delicates and a place to keep extra hangers. No more having to fling my bras over a shower curtain rod!

I used bins, baskets, and hooks from the IKEA Bygel series for organizing mop cloths, cleaning wands, and small hand tools. The basket on the right serves as a dispenser for dryer sheets. The white bin to its left is a little trash receptacle for dryer lint and the endless stream of food wappers that I'm always fishing out the kids' pockets.

This mop and broom rack fits behind the door and out of sight. Previously, they were haphazardly shoved into the area between the washer and dryer.
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This newly designed space has received good reviews from the non-female members of the household. Kyle said that I really "pimped out the laundry room". And that's good. That room needed a good pimping.

8 comments:

~M said...

I LOVE it! Great Job, Val. And in the words of Kyle...It looks great all "Pimped" out! LOL :)

Ms. Val said...

Thanks, ~M. But in true designer fashion, it will never be completly finished. I'm already thinking of buying more IKEA rods for the walls on either side of the washer and dryer. Also, I think the area above the drying rack is looks a little bare.

papa said...

Looks great Val! I love all the niftly "holders" you have in there! I wish I had an Ikea near me! That space above the shelf might be a nifty place for a Fiesta clock in Sapphire!

Becky said...

Pink and chartreuse! I love it!!!!

Also, I've given you a blog award. Check it out when you get a chance.

Elaine E said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Val! Now I need you to come do mine!!

Ms. Val said...

Becky--
Thank you for noticing the pink hangers! I'm the only one around who really likes them. I wonder why that is...

Elaine--
I'm glad you approve. It's amazing what a little paint and a trip to IKEA can do.

Becky said...

the pink hangers! I'm the only one around who really likes them. I wonder why that is...

They have an amazing lack of good taste???? LOL. I think they are just what a chartreuse room needed.

I love IKEA. And I've been to the one near I10 south of Baseline several times. Not sure when I will be back out there, but maybe we could make a day of it. One can never spend too much time in IKEA.

Ms. Val said...

I love IKEA. And I've been to the one near I10 south of Baseline several times.

Yep, that's the one I shop at, Becky. Next time you're in the Phoenix area, look me up. I'll happily drive out to meet you.