Jonathan had two days off in a row this weekend. TWO DAYS people! TWO!! So... what did we do?
PROJECTS. of course projects.
Our laundry room serves so many functions, but it has not been functioning properly. One reason being that it houses our pantry. See below. When we bought this house it did not have a pantry, and definitely not enough storage for food. We added it to our concessions, and had the builder do it. However, the only place was here, in the laundry room. And they left us with OPEN SHELVING... yes you saw right they are open. Completely open. OPEN to a one year old. Did I already say OPEN? Now, you might be saying what is wrong with that?
1. it is not very appealing to the eyes
2. it makes you hungry. every time I walk by I would like a snack.
3. my kids think it is free game(snacks last about 2 days around here.)
4. oh, and the kids friends think it is free game too.
This room also functions as a laundry room. Which is what it was designed for, and I must say it does that real well. I have never had a room this size to do laundry in. I love that when I bend over(yes, bend over... I don't have one of those fancy dryers that is top loading) to put the laundry in the dryer my bottom doesn't hit the wall behind me. Even better, I am not doing laundry in our kitchen; like in our first house. And even better then that, I am not doing it on my front porch and hanging it out to dry. I did this for two years while living in the Caribbean. To make a long story short, I have nothing to complain about in the department of laundry doing. This room is amazing for that purpose.
However, because it's 3rd function is a dumping ground; the items dumped seemed to get in the way of the laundry doing. Coats, shoes, gloves, scarves, backpacks, purses and bags; all dumped here.
This weekend we fixed all these problems. I painted the lower part of the wall white. My amazing husband put up a beautiful molding around the middle of the room. Then we hung expensive hooks, because we both liked those hooks best. Then the best part of all, we made that ugly pantry disappear.
I love walking in to this room from the garage. Now this room is better serving all it's functions; and it is pretty to.
Hahaha. It is only primer. Breakfast nook reveal to come soon.
Ahh... I am tired. What a weekend.