Monday, August 17, 2009

Doing Laundry With My Favorite Things...

Welcome to "Hooked on Fridays". Do you love to hear the hum of the washing machine? To be honest, the wash is not my favorite things to do. The task is never ending at my house. It's seems as soon as the hampers are empty, more clothes needing to be washed magically appear.
This year my laundry room got a make over. I decided if I had to spend time doing the laundry, I wanted to be surrounded with things I love to look at. Do you love wallpaper? I do, so I covered the walls in a wonderful printed wallpaper.
Family photos are another thing I love to be surrounded with. A sweet bird that was given to me by a dear friend and a cloche I just recently completed are all perched upon cabinet.
I found a vintage photo of two women washing laundry. I placed it inside of the cloche.
I added some sweet silk flower petals adorned with buttons. Proverbs 31:13 is placed inside the cloche.
A wired ribbon, beaded garland and vintage keys were used to embellish the top of the cloche. I love tiny lamps that add a wonderful glow in the evening.... This cabinet was a clearance find at TJ Maxx. It did not originally look like this....
Below is what the original cabinet looked like. I had some paint left from my dining room and decided to use it on the cabinet. A little bit of glaze and it has a whole new look.
I've mentioned I love roosters. These are another one of my favorite items...
Another sweet little bird nestled in a nest...
I love wonderful beaded trims on lamp shades and draperies.
Vintage keys of any style are a favorite of mine. When I saw this key ring holder, I knew it was perfect for me...
The sign that hangs on the door as I enter is perfect.
"BELIEVE"
I belive that He is watches over my family, and is there with me in my laundry room even as I am folding the laundry.
Life is a bit sweeter when you are surrounded with things that make you smile. If you have a task that is not a favorite, think of items that you can bring into your space that make your heart sing...
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
Proverbs 31:13

9 comments:

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I wish my laundry room was that pretty!

~ Pam

DeeDee said...

wow this is a beautiful laundry room...a space usually not decorated...

August Rose said...

Simply beautiful.

I am glad you are better. I kept looking for you to up date your blog and nothing happened. With connections so far away; I was thinking somethinga awful had happened.

Glad your better

Barb said...

Beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.
Love how you did the cabinet, and love the key holder.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Kado! said...

I actually like doing laundry...especially folding towels...I don't know why....BUT I would LOVE it if I had a laundry-room as beautiful as yours....I might start washing clean cloths just to stay in there! ;) Lucky you on the laundry-room make-over...it is beautiful!!!

arkie said...

What a lovely spot to do laundry in!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

Hope you have a wonderful time!

Barb

Candy said...

Love the peaceful feeling of your wash room vignette along with your music. Turns a duty from dread to delight! Wonderful ;-)

St. Michael's Wife said...

Everything is your casa is absolutely delicious! A feast for my eyes!

Grins!
Pamm

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