Saturday, 13 October 2012

The evolution process: laundry.

Only recently have I decided to spruce up the laundry a bit. For a while it was just a space to store bits and pieces and was not a space worth photographing.
I've shared how I built this shelf, then made this bench, created this new little area and then a new ironing board cover.
2010: This isn't the best before photo but basically it just empty and lifeless. There was nothing at all in the laundry except our machine, the wash basin and some plain white cupboards. Simple, but not my style.
 My drying rack and new ironing board cover.
 The white shelves with wire storage on top and a thrifted hook added to the side to hold bags and maisy's leads. You might also notice the peg bag I made from a teatowel.
For a splash of colour I put up a pop art oil painting copy that I bought during a holiday in vietnam. I also finally found a good spot for the lamp shade I thrifted. There is also our hand made doggy door as we had to work out how to make a doggy door that went through the regular door and also the fly screen.

My laundry is now feeling a lot more homely and full of life. I am really enjoying the changes. While the small brown tiles aren't that great, it's a huge job (and very costly) to retile the bathroom, toilet, laundry area and for now I'm just going to embrace them and enjoy the laundry as it is.
Lisa x


  1. I found your blog through the blog hop. Hope you follow back :)

  2. Hi Lisa, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I'll definately stop by and check out your blog.
      L x