I should have titled this post Abby Gave Me A Baby Reindeer So I Had To Paint The Laundry Room. Because that's what happened, except that makes no sense, so I'll back up and explain.
In the past, a drapery panel had been hanging in the doorway between the kitchen and our laundry/mud room. I took it down when I painted the kitchen, and realized that I really liked having all the sunlight that came into the room.
But the laundry room was scary. Strange things had been done to this room in the past 86 years, like wires being glued to walls and plumbing holes cut where none had ever existed before. This wasn't a laundry room when this house was built in 1926, just a back entry. (These houses didn't have laundry machines at all, I imagine, just wash boilers like the one Maurie brought me from his mom's house.) The room has pine plank floors, even though the rest of the flooring in our house is oak. The poor things had been covered with tile, then linoleum, then vinyl sheet flooring, all of which I had scraped up long ago.
So anyway, Baby Reindeer came home the other night, and I wanted him to be somewhere that I could look at him all day. He landed on the washer, one thing led to another, and I just kept going. And now I'm so enjoying my freshly cleaned, spackled and painted room!
In the future, I would love to have a shelf above the valance, with cheerful red painted baskets to hold extra laundry supplies and towels. My sister gave me this sweet chalkboard years ago, and it's a great spot for kitchen towels and this thrifted basket that holds extra shopping bags.
When I was cleaning the light fixture, I realized that we had drilled this one for crystals. This is one of the leftovers from years ago, when I bought, revamped and sold lighting in my antique booth. Now that the chandy is bedazzled, it really is the crown jewel of the tiny room. Just imagine that when you look at this photo, you see sparkling white beadboard on the ceiling :)
Now Baby Reindeer has a happy, fresh, clean new home, and I have a pretty view of my laundry room! By the way, Baby Reindeer can be found at Pier 1 here.
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