Have you ever wondered what happens when you move into a house undergoing renovation before the work is complete? Well, it’s certainly not the glossy beautifulness that I typically share around here. While I usually keep daily life’s messes off the interwebs, I thought it might be refreshing to give you a glimpse of what my reality is looking like these days. That’s why I’m excited to partner with Clorox over the coming months. They coined the phrase “life’s bleachable moments” after all. Our never-ending remodel certainly presents an endless supply those less polished real life moments. I’m thinking it’d be fun to give you some peeks behind the curtain of what I’m doing to (finally!) complete our dream home. I hope you don’t mind the less than perfect – I find a life well lived often happens in the messy!
Case in point – my laundry room. As you can see in the pic above, the room is currently in a functional, but not terribly inspirational state. Our LG Twinwash washer and dryer are holding court (thank gawd because we survived six weeks without laundry but just barely) but very little else is going on in the space thus far. It’s a vast improvement from our washer/dryer residing in the kitchen of our loft, but there’s currently no storage, no organization and certainly no design happening in this room. And you know with an 18 month old boy I’m in this room a LOT so I’m ready for it to make me smile.
So I’m challenging myself to get this room in tiptop shape ASAP. Since there are so many things about finishing this house that remain out of my control (subcontractors’ schedules, backordered fabric and oh yeah, a budget!), I want to organize and beautify whatever I can. It gives me a sense of calm. For the laundry room, I’ll feel so much better once I have a proper place to store all my cleaning supplies. I want to decant my detergents, put all my bleach capsules in a pretty container (apparently you can get virtually anything out of a kid’s white shirt with the right stain remover!) and use some aesthetically pleasing storage for my stain treaters. And I need a cute hamper! Perhaps a dry rack and somewhere to put my ironing board? And maybe an eye catching design element or two. I’m planning a lovely upgrade for this room that will take it from utility to utterly beautiful. Here are some of my current inspiration images.
For some reason I associate laundry with all things white (maybe because it’s one of my favorite colors) so that’s why I selected a white washer and dryer. I’m definitely going to stick with a light and bright theme for the space. To improve the organizational side of things, my current plans include adding a waterfall shelf to enclose the washer and dryer and provide counter space, mounting a hang bar for air dying delicate things and adding a bit of wall storage for chic bins and baskets. Just because laundry rooms are utilitarian spaces, that doesn’t mean you should skimp on fun design elements. I’m planning on adding more personality to the room with a throw rug, a killer piece of art and an eye catching accent wall (but I’m keeping the accent wall inspiration under wraps until I can reveal the final result!). My laundry room is a fairly small space, especially when considered in the context of our entire renovation, but sometimes baby steps towards progress actually feel like a giant leap.
Here’s my moodboard for my dream laundry room:
SHOP THE POST: ceiling mount light fixture / laundry basket / storage basket / art print / steamer / sweater stone / felt dryer balls /LG Twinwash washer and dryer / clorox control bleach packs / clorox 2 stain treaters / clorox 2 laundry booster
I’ll be partnering with Clorox to give you peeks into my progress along the way!
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