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Laundry Room with a Twist

April 03, 2017

Did I mention that my husband has been steadily working on our home since he retired a few years ago.  Someone asked him how he could do all of this, and he said, "No one has put any pressure on me to hurry up and get it done."  I took that as a compliment, because I think I'm that 'no one.'  I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I am spoiled.  Pretty much whatever I want, I get.  We do have to negotiate, compromise, and wait, but I get it in some form or fashion.

All of the doors in our house are solid wood and look the same, closet doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors -- you get the picture.  Our laundry room is just off the kitchen and sometimes people would think that's the way to the garage.  So I told My Mr. B that I wanted a glass panel in the door with the word laundry painted on it.  I had seen a picture of one on a blog or Pinterest or somewhere. So what did he do?

Well, he painstakingly took out the top panels of the door and made a slot for a piece of glass to fit in.  It was pretty meticulous work, but he thinks I'm worth it.  Then we got a piece of glass.  We tried to stencil laundry on the glass ourselves, but there are just some things you need an expert/artist for.  Went to a sign company and they told me all the reasons why I didn't want it painted on there and wanted the stick-on vinyl. They even charged me some money to send me a computer copy of what it would look like.

I took my glass and left that joint.  Then I heard about a REAL SIGN PAINTER.  Took him my glass and my picture and asked him if he could do it.  He said he could and would do anything I wanted.  Made a suggestion about the lettering, that I was fine with.

This is what I got.

If you've been following along, remember we took out a bar in our kitchen and I lost a lot of cabinet space.  So I told My Mr. B that I wanted a pantry in the laundry room.  Again, my wish is his command (sometimes).  Look at this beauty that is behind that laundry room door. 

Antique door knobs that he's been saving for just the right time

Lots of storage space.  Heavy duty drawers that pull out.  

Top and bottom.  
The only thing I asked was that one drawer be tall enough for my big pressure cooker and that punch bowl. Are you drooling yet?  Well, wait for it --

It is a laundry room after all, and every good laundry room needs a . . .

FOLDING TABLE.  How cool is that?!!!

I have lots more I can and will share, but let's just enjoy this for a while.  Come visit me any time.  You can even bring you laundry.

Thanks for stopping by!  I enjoy good company.


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