Thursday, January 27, 2011

Laundry and Entry Way

Another project has been completed today!  Living in a mobile home, we don't have a great option for our laundry area.  It is right as we walk in our back door.  I really don't like it, but sometimes you just gotta live with it!  So, I do.  Last year, (I think...) I painted the laundry/entry way and put up a fun border that I picked up at a Thrift Store.

This area also has a closet.  The closet is now a 'coat' closet.  When we first bought the home, it had 3 large shelves with no hanging option.  I took care of that!  This closet also has no door...I took it off and have hung a curtain up.  Obviously, this picture doesn't show the curtain.  I wanted you to see what my closet looks like first.  We use the little basket on the door to hold dryer lint.  A fun way to use my little Longaberger baskets!

 For these pics, I am actually leaning my against our back door!  That's how small the space is!  Originally, there was just a plain 'ol shelf above the w/d.  I took that down and put up this wonderful cupboard and clothing bar!

The basket on the shelf holds my fabric sheets.  The old bobbins on top are just a few in my collection!  I don't know how well you can see them, but the old "boric acid" and "Palmolive" jar are from my aunt who passed away many years ago. 
Here's what I have in my cupboard.  I just wish I could get my laundry soap
in here, too.  It's just a little too big!  I'm trying to think of another creative way to store my liquid soap...any ideas out there?

Here is our shoe storage.  I wish I had taken a 'before' pic so you could see the wonderful improvement.  This was Joel's idea...and I didn't like it.  But, today, while he was gone, I decided to try it!  And...thanks, honey...I like it!

Well, there you have it...again!  The finished product.  You can see the curtain hanging in the doorway now.  This view is taken from the doorway of my kitchen.  I love how it nice and peaceful!

I added one more you notice what it is?  You guessed it!
A candle greeted my hubby tonight as he came home.  Just another way to have peace in our home.

Organizing bit-by-bit,


1 comment:

  1. Here I go again, trying to Post on your wonderful "Bit by Bit" site. How to get your Laundry Bottle in your cabinet? Could you move your spray bottel's on the bottom shelf (Pre Soak and the other one I can't read.) sideways but together and put it where they aren't taking up space? Hard to tell how much room you have. It's a try!! Christine