Monday, June 15, 2009

This is where I...

I wash my clothes.

This is my project I've been working on.

It all started with that new dryer.
First, we had to move all of the *stuff*
that was stashed in here at Christmas time...
then clean under the washer and old dryer...
then "We might as well paint while we're at it." 

Next thing you know, here we are.

Does anyone know how this happens?
How one thing leads to another,
and another,

which really just leads to...


This was a good chance to work
at that new color scheme I've had in my head.

Here's my mannequin from last spring.
She was covered in blue/gray t-shirt like fabric.

Lisa showed what hers looked like underneath
so I stripped her down.
It was quite a bit of work to get around all of the pieces
but it was soo worth it.
I love how she turned out.

        I love old lace.
Tea-stained, hand-made, bits and pieces of lace.
It's inexpensive and readily available.
There's always something you can do with it.
 it's beautiful all by itself  or in a basket or jar.

I found this cute bookcase on one of my Portland trips.
I spent hours (literally) on this arrangement.

Ridiculous, I know, but I was having fun!

My daughter tells me the room does need some function,
so things like hammers, dust clothes, and 
other functional items
will go behind the curtain.

Now, I'm getting inspired to keep going.
Next room:
my parlor!


cherished*vintage said...

Hi Rene'!
I think, if I had such a beautiful laundry room like yours, I just might like to actually do laundry... What a beautiful room you've created! Love it!!

A Thing for Roses said...


Your laudry room is lovely! I'm so jealous. Makes me want to re-do mine which is awful. I'm glad you're happy with the new look you gave your dress form. So much better than that gray/blue fabric, I agree! Thanks for the inspiration today!



vintage at heart said...

Oh I love it!!! What a treat to do laundry in such a fancy space!! So soothing too I bet!

jAne said...

simply . . .

. . . thud.

lovely gorgeousness. oh golly, i bet you can't wait to do laundry, with a room like that. you're amazing!

jAne at

Jan's Blog said...

Well I have to admit that the sight of this ever so darling wash room made me gasp out loud. I think if I had that room I'd be taking my meals in there, or at least my afternoon tea. Clearly you have quite a talent for decorating. This is so lovely I just don't have words to express. Thanks for sharing. This is now a part of my fantasy home that exists only in my head.

Sandi said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Isn't that the way it always goes though. One thing leads to another and another and another....LOL
Have a beautiful day~

Maison Douce said...

Wow, Rene, what an incredibly beautiful space!!! I am in awe...! I wouldn't mind doing the laundry if I had a laundry room like that...


Rene' it is sooooo pretty!! I wouldn't leave the room!! It is the prettiest laundry rm I have ever seen(; Will you come do mine now, pretty please??

Just a little something from Judy said...

Truly, one of the prettiest laundries that I've ever seen. Can't wait to see the next room you do.

Carolyn said...

I love your laundry room!

podso said...

Winsome and beautiful! What a pleasure doing laundry will be in this place...

Tasha said...

Looks so good! I love it! You can come do my laundry room next if you want! :)

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

It's my first time visiting and what a blessing.

I wish now my washer and dryer weren't in the garage!


Rochelle said...

Hi Rene'!
Such a lovely room - does it make you WANT to do laundry now?? :)
Thanks for the peek!

My Shabby Roses said...

Ok, I think I'm jealous! I know I'm jealous. What a fabulous room. I might even like doing laundry in that room.
Maybe this will inspire me to do something with my laundry room.

Pretty, pretty!

Becky said...

Hi Rene,
Wow that it fabulous! You gave me so many ideas for the shabby old house laundry room. Thank you thank you. And to top it off you made the room so wonderful I'll bet laundry doesn't feel like a chore anymore!
How is your husband doing? Sending up a prayer for you all.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

function, isn't that a bad word? ha! Simply Gorgeous! The time you spent was worth it. Love it all. If you could see my laundry room right now, you'd appreciate yours even more!

~~Deby said...

oh I love this look you have achieved..beautifulll

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous laundry room! And what wonderful inspiration too! Hmmm...maybe I should buy a new dryer and see what happens! LOL! You need a pretty chair, so you can sit as you fold clothes and enjoy your wonderful new space.

Cathy ♥

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh Rene' you have inspired me to get my own wash room done, I can relate to your humble pie...oh my I simply am overwhelmed at moment...Your room turned out so beautiful! Pinkie

Barb said...

Your room is absolutely gorgeous!!
I have just drooled all over my keyboard! =0))

Read a few post down too. Not sure how i missed so many, but i sure did enjoy catching up!!
Thanks for such a beautiful blog.
barbara jean