...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.