Back in the day, whenever someone would be sitting in front of the TV, we’d all be in danger of ‘the laundry basket’.
Mom would swoop into the room, plunk a big ‘ol basket full of freshly line dried laundry in front of us, and we knew the drill. But we whined anyway.
“I don’t waaaant to fold that! I hate folding laundry!”
And then mom would remind us in her knowing optimistic voice, “Ohhh, but it’s a CLEAN job!”
Yeah, yeah. But that still didn’t removed the pain of having to do it.
Much like a biz write off. Not so exciting. You still have to pay for the thing…
Folding laundry is still not my favourite thing to do today. We often have at least two clean, dumped baskets full on the sofa. And you guessed it. When my son is ‘busy’ watching the tube, guess who gets to tackle the pile.
She has taught me well. 🙂
The topic of laundry is never an exciting one, so maybe that’s part of why I avoided this room. You remember the gorgeous dumping ground before HERE?
First up was to brighten up those walls. The back wall got a coat of pure white straight from the can, and was trimmed out with random sized boards placed at random locations, just like I did in my photo studio HERE.
The cross beam is just for decoration. I did the same wall treatment in my farmhouse bathroom HERE, and I really loved the look. Kind of a rambling farm house kinda vibe.
The wall boards are temporary, so just one screw is holding up each board. Crazy, but it works!
One day I hope to cover that ceiling with something, so I needed the wall boards flexible for now. I just wasn’t into delaying this yet again only to stare at a ceiling I didn’t want to do right before Christmas.
Onward we go!
Next up, the wall to the left got a coat of the colour that runs through the entire house, called Bamboo Beach, by Cloverdale Paint in Canada, running at half strength.
I love using an eggshell kitchen grade. Fab stuff.
And because I wanted to show you more than just ‘walls’, I threw on a wood lid from a trunk (with felt liners underneath), and propped up the family farm sign to hide the cut out hole where the taps are.
This is just a simple, temporary fix for now, until I build a counter over the washer and dryer, but it’s honestly pretty neat!
That was a bad sign by the way… if I like it, I may forgetaboutit. Please remind me in the New Year?
Hmmm… How fitting is it that my mom’s dairy sign is reminding us to… happily fold?
Dream Box Building Challenge #28
Anything worthwhile takes time. Kinda like this room…
Reason or excuse? I’ll let you decide. 🙂
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