|not my laundry|
I've started planning the renewal of the grotty laundry, which is the next room in this house to be painted and re-jigged.
A bit of explanation once more about the haphazard floorplan of this house.
This view is from the living area nearest the kitchen. The laundry is through the first doorway as you turn right.Once in there, the downstairs loo is to the left; the white goods ( washing machine, dryer, small freezer) to the right.Walk past these, down a step and you are then into the white room just painted.
The wall colour in the hall and upstairs is a greyish/mauvish/winey sort of hue, put up by the previous owners.We don't mind it.The panelling ( which looked like a sauna) is in many parts of the house, including the laundry and loo.
Seven years ago I painted it Cadbury purple because that little slice you see looked good from the living area, and it toned in with the hall and there is a slight mauvish tinge in some of the slate floor.
Also I simply hated the plain sauna walls.
All the baby and other family photos, and other things got hung up there because I had a very traditional family photo wall in our old house and they had to go somewhere.... and they've stayed there all this time.These are going.
View of the laundry ( narrow, it is a walkway as well). Loo on left. See the starred areas? I put them on the photos to indicate that the loo is already painted White opal, which will be continued into to laundry on all walls. Other walls in the laundry above the panelling are a light lemon yellow. Not for much longer.
More stars. Towel ring and dirty soap holder from previous owners, never used by us.
Ugly random blue tiles above the trough. The plan here is to install a bench across the top of all the white goods, remove the uglies and paint over those blue tiles. Also, put a shelf above for the empty washing basket, my shopping basket, and Aussie Farmers cold bags.
View looking back to the other corner.Other side is the living area where we started. All our degrees are framed and hanging up here which is peculiar, I know.They will move to the green computer room.I love the coat hooks, which husband put up years ago. The two to the left may go due to the new shelf, the others will stay.
This is a small difficult area, and like the white room, we are not spending big dollars to make it look nice.
That space ended up costing $15: we had paint, stain for the book shelves and ceiling white all left over from other projects and already in the shed. Husband did buy a big new tin of paint - we had been given a $50 Bunnings voucher from someone and so he just had to put in nine dollars towards it. I spent six dollars on carpet cleaning stuff.
I am not genetically programmed to be able to spend huge amounts on house renovations. I look on in wonder at those who spend forty thousand dollars on a new kitchen or bathroom. Not only am I cheap, I couldn't afford it anyway!