Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ta-da! My first Met Monday!


Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch not only hosts Tablescape Thursdays, she also hosts Metamorphosis Mondays, where participants show before and after pictures of projects they've been working on. I've wanted to participate for a while, but as you probably know from reading my good intentions, I have lots more "before" photos than "afters". However, I spent MY spring break repurposing the laundry room. These before photos are actually about mid-way through the project-no way in this world am I showing you the REAL befores...you'd call the health department or DHS or someone to take the children out of that mess. Let's just say it was crammed full of 10 years of treasures and leave it at that, shall we?

After I emptied the room, my painter (who I happen to be married to) graciously painted the oak cabinets and shelves a shiny black.





Then he painted the walls Sherwin Williams "Totally Tan" and I put everything into a clear plastic box with a white lid. If it didn't fit in a box with a lid, it had to find a new home. There were lots of homeless items there for a while...but this is the final result!
This is the shelf that you see when you first come in the back door....
These shelves are above the one pictured above. See how nice and orderly everything is?



This is the end of the room...we even swapped the washer and dryer's position...now it's much easier to do the laundry, which, after all, IS the purpose of this room.


Just a little vignette on top of the dryer...



That's the Prayer of Jabez that I've framed...


And here's the overall view, with the lamp on..
I should tell you that I have pictures to go on that big blank wall on the left, but I still need to finish painting the frames. I'll get it done soon!!
Be sure you check out all of the projects that Susan has to show!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Later!
Cathy







15 comments:

janet said...

Welcome to your first Met Monday, i really enjoy seeing all the makeovers. Your laundry room looks awesome and i love the vignette that you have created., fantastic idea!
hugs
janet

susan said...

Welcome--Such pressure! My laundry room is the one room I CANNOT keep clean. Yours looks great, but I don't think I'll be posting dryer vignettes! :)

Becki said...

Looks great Cathy! And it's good to have you back blogging again.

ellen b. said...

Now that is just fabulous! Well done. Hats off to your painter, too!!

Scribbler said...

This is very neat! I have roosters in my laundry too. It'll probably be a blog post one day!

Scribbler

marty39 said...

What a great transformation and such great storage. I love a laundry room that doesn't look like a dungeon, and boy yours really doesn't. It's gorgeous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

LdyDy said...

Your laundry room looks great! I like the black cabinets. Everything looks wonderful, including your cute vignette on the dryer!

Susie Q said...

Lovely. My dryer top 'vignette' consists of the cat's food dish (so the dogs don't eat it) and a couple of tennis balls that I toss in the dryer...and a lone sock or two

Candy said...

Warm and welcoming...funny description of a utility room but your painter did a great job. Hope you paid him well.
Great job for your first MM post.
Blessings, Candy

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the vignette on the dryer. Isn't it nice having everything organized. I always say that getting organized isn't the problem, it's the staying organized that is the hardest. Good luck on keeping it all organized.

teachermomof2 said...

Your laundry room looks great! I'm a huge fan of roosters, sunflowers and black.

Your room will make laundry time more enjoyable!

Blessings,
Lisa

Linda said...

Kuddos to the painter, looks good!
Must be nice to have it all done.
Linda Q

tardevil said...

Wow, what an inspiration you are! My laundry room looks like crap compared to yours!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cathy...feel so bad I'm just now seeing this...it turned out great! My laundry room is stuck in the 80's...I sooo need to paint my cabinets! Love how this turned out and how organized you are...you cracked me up talking about the before. LOL!
Great Met Monday post! Susan

House Elf said...

I love the laundry room - even I may not dislike doing laundry in such a wonderful space. Great job!