Monday, January 23, 2012

In my new Laundry Room...

...I find it is the little things that make me most happy to do laundry.  Truthfully, I haven't complained (not yet anyway) about doing laundry since we moved into our new farmhouse.  Honestly, I use to grumble quite a bit 'bout doing laundry - but now, I'm finding when you have room to be organized a bit - everything seems to be a lil' more enjoyable - even if it is washing dirty clothes.  But instead of ramblin' I'll simply share some pictures with you and let you in on why this room makes me happy.

Of course, starting with my sink - graciously given to us by Linda and Tommy from an old house of theirs being demolished.  I'm so thankful they thought of me - because I will always love this sink.  It is cast iron of course with a 1934 stamp on the bottom of it.

So #1 - I love my sink!
 #2 - I love my big window that lets in lots of light and I can look out and watch the cattle grazing up on the hill.
#3 - I love the simple things like my handmade soap - ready to work as many hands are washed in there.

 #4 - Oh how I love this painting - lovingly given to us by my friend Becky, of one of our barns with the quilt squares.
 #5 - I'm still loving my front load washer and dryer - it is about 3 years old now - and farm clothes really give them a workout.
 #6 - I love my faucet - purchased from Overstock.com
 #7 - I love this painting - also gifted to us by a talented artist, Mary Lou - of a lady hanging her clothes on the line.  I want a clothesline - that'll be a summer project.
 #8 - I love my cabinets - lots of places to put cleaning supplies and such.
 #9 - Of course, you gotta have a place to sit down and take your boots off - and this is why I love my lil' chair.
 #10 - I love my kettle - a gift from mom and of course, I love that lil' boy in that picture.
 #11 - I love my cabinet with pretty baskets.
 #12 - I love my bead board and all my molding - thanks Andy.
 #13 - and lastly, I LOVE the fact that all the ugliness - like all my dirty clothes and hampers and shoes and my brooms and you know - all that stuff you gotta have to live each day - well, it is hidden nicely behind this door and I love that ;-)



I say you can make any space - no matter how big or small - a happy place when it is filled with things that make you smile.  I'm grateful for this space to do something for my family and I'm thankful for the lil' things more and more each day.

May your day be a happy and blessed one.


19 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I love your laundry room, too, Cathy. It is absolutely beautiful. I love it all from the beadboard to the old sink to the hidden storage...and the place to sit. It just can't get any better than that room for doing laundry. xo Diana

Lee Hill Primitives said...

LOve it! Beautiful laundry.

Tardevil said...

Love the wall color, artwork and doors. The lamp looks nice, too! Cool shelf w/ the wicker baskets, too!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great space to do laundry...I love everything about it...thanks for sharing your lovely pictures :)

Linda said...

Cathy, I love it all too.
What a cheerful and useful room you have created.
Linda

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your room makes laundry look fun! I don't know if I've ever seen one so nice. Lovely!

cindy the cottage chick said...

Yep, I'm sure your new farmhouse is my dream home. I'd find stuff to wash just to spend time in there! Lovely! Pinned :)

Patty Sumner said...

It is wonderful! I would enjoy doing laundry in that room too. You are blessed! Enjoy!

Country Dreaming said...

That's the best darn laundry room I have ever seen! Now I am jealous. :)


melinda

vanessa said...

Will you share the color of the walls in the laundry room. It looks a bit like Dewy by Sherwin Williams. I really love it and your style?

Sharon said...

Who wouldn't love doing laundry in there? That is one awesome room. Everything about it is stinkin cute! That clothesline pictures is to die for. LOVE THAT!

EMILEE said...

I L-O-V-E- IT, AS ALWAYS YOU MAKE EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD. I WAS WONDERING WHAT PAINT COLOR YOU USED? AND WHAT BRAND? I WANT TO PAINT A TABLE IN MY KITCHEN WITH THAT COLOR, MY EMAIL IS OLIVEREMILEE@COMCAST.NET KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BLESSINGS EMILEE

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thanks for all the kind comments friends. This lil' comment is especially for Vanessa and Emily - the paint is Sherwin Williams - "Rainwashed". Hope that helps and good luck with your projects!

Melanie said...

Now that is one of the prettiest laundry rooms I've ever seen! My plain ol' washer and dryer are in the dingy, dark basement....

vanessa said...

Thank you for sharing the color. I am torn as to what color to paint my bathroom i was certain I wanted Sea Salt bit when I picked up a paint sample strip I wasnt sure and thought maybe I should go with Dewy now I'm thinking Rainwashed. Any suggestions? I want a beachy bath theme- just worried it will be too pastel. I absolutlely love your house and your style!

My Casa Bella said...

You have done such a great job with the details as I read through your blog and view the pictures of your home. Although it's new, it looks like it has character and it'll have more character when you continue to scratch up those floors! Beautiful!
MCB

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your laundry room, so beautiful. I am one of your newest followers, coastal cottage dreams.com. I hope you will pop by. Have a lovely weekend.

Mama Jeannie said...

What an absolutely delightful place to do laundry, look outside and do a little dreaming. Love Love Love your laundry room Cathy! I will definitely file this away in my own dream folder. God bless you!!

Mama Jeannie said...

What an absolutely delightful place to do laundry, look outside and do a little dreaming. Love Love Love your laundry room Cathy! I will definitely file this away in my own dream folder. God bless you!!