Spring Spruce Up- Laundry Room Edition
A reader emailed me several weeks ago and said “I bet your home is the absolute cutest! Would love to see a post featuring your own home decor and style.”
Bless her sweet little heart. It was the compliment of a lifetime. If she only knew that when you walk up to my front porch, you pass by my FALL pillows that are still patiently waiting to be put away….because, ya know…it’s NOT fall anymore! You would also see that one of them still has it’s $2.49 price tag on it from the Goodwill! HA!
I love decorating other people’s homes. I love painting furniture for others but for some reason, I just procrastinate the crap out of decorating my own home. I’m constantly making excuses.
“Well, in 15 years we are probably going to knock down that wall so it would be silly to hang anything on it right now.”
Every day I stare at someone else’s child advertised in a picture frame that sits on my dresser. God forbid I put a picture of my own child in there!
So in honor of Spring, I’m making it a personal goal to stop making excuses and start focusing on my home. What better way to hold me accountable than to share with the world the most neglectful, messy part of our house…
The Laundry/Mud Room.
It’s a disaster. When we first moved in, there were these random holes in the wall above the washer and dryer and instead of having them patched up, I just hung curtains and called it good,
knowing thinking I would fix those holes later. Well, three years later and the holes were still there. I want to love every room in our home while we are living in it and stop waiting for the “right time.” I decided to start being proactive and get’er done. The holes were patched last week and currently I’m building a wood table that will stand over the washer and dryer. I also plan to build some floating shelves for the wall and hang a new light fixture. On the other wall, I’m going to rip down the existing molding and replace it with a board and batten wall. I’ll build a little farmhouse bench and store our ugly piles of shoes in some crates or something similar underneath. Clean lines and simplicity is what I’m going for. Wish me luck! I hope to have it all done by summer of 2020! Haha 😉