Gutting the garage meant that I got to makeover the laundry area. I had a hard time finding a before shot.
Lets take a little tour. I did some sewing and made a skirt to hide the ugly plumbing and dryer vent hose.
Above the sink there is a shelf that I prettied up with a curtain.
It hides vases, plant food and mosquito spray.
A shelf was added above the washer and dryer.
I already had this container for my laundry soap. It is a container I got years ago on clearance. I hid the word "snack" with a label I printed on card stock.
I found these printouts on Pinterest. Originally I planned to frame them. I didn't want to spend money on frames so I went to plan B. I had wood leftover from the shelf. I cut it and used Modge Podge to glue them onto the wood. I spent $0 on these by using material that was leftover or I had on hand.
I had Chuck cut some leftover fence boards to create a box for dryer sheets.
The shelf was finished off with a container of clothes pins.
This area is not pretty but it sure is functional. Chuck built this several years ago for the recycling.
It is super convenient since it is right outside the kitchen door. Behind it is where the iron and ironing board is stored. I use this bar to hang clothing that needs ironed.
As you can tell we still have some work to do in the garage. Trim needs to be sanded and painted. Along with a few other minor things.
I mentioned earlier this week that Chuck had built a ladder for this makeover.
He hung it from the ceiling and I am able to use it to hang clothing as I take them out of the dryer.
It is my favorite thing!
I tuck the drying rack beside the sink and hang my clothes pin bag and normally empty hangers above the sink.
Next to it is a sign I created is an old thermometer. It means alot to us as it belonged to our beloved neighbor, Bill. It was inside of the shed that he gave to Chuck before he passed away.
I painted the frame for the cross stitch. It is something I made many years ago. I debated on putting it back up. For now it works.
I love how bright and welcoming this area has become.
It would be easy to say it is just a corner in the garage so it doesn't matter. You ladies know the laundry is place we spend much of our time. There is no reason that beauty can't meet function, even if it is just a garage laundry area.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!