24 February 2016

Laundry Reno...


Well, I didn't think we'd ever say it, but we've finished our laundry!  We never thought such a tiny room could cause so many grey hairs!  Somehow this room (that is a quarter of the size of the bedroom we just completed previously) caused so many issues!  The door frames were wonky, the trims were a nightmare... all the things that no one would ever notice but things Symon needed to take the time to fix before we could get started.


With 6 of us in our household, you can imagine there is a fair bit of washing, ironing and folding that takes place on a daily basis.  After completing a large laundry renovation less than a year ago (let's just take a moment of silence to mourn the loss of such a lovely large room), I couldn't imagine moving from a large laundry space to this tiny corridor of a laundry and feeling very excited.

Boy, was I wrong!  This little laundry has become one of my favourite places to hang out.  With a large beautiful wooden work space and plenty of storage, I'm super happy!





A view from the other side...





The look we were going for was the light scandi look with a few wooden, marble & rose/copper accents for fun.

We decided to keep the original tub to save costs, and cleaned up the tap ware, added some adhesive tiles and a tiny shelf for soap...




A few of my favourite things... 

The wooden workspace Symon built over my dryer and washing basket (so practical and a great way to even up uneven appliances/items)...





The recycled cupboard (we've hauled these around with us for the last 11 years) that Symon added wooden doors to, to freshen them up...



My rose/copper baskets for storing my ironing in.  No longer will piles of ironing stare at me from washing baskets... 




My little trinkets that I collect from different places - most favourite would be my green fuzzy hippo planter and my retro laundry sign.  Also, note the little marble jar...perfect for storing dryer lint until I get around to throwing it out (shhhh... that's just a secret between you and me!)...




Room Details:

Walls = Dulux Half Haast with Okarito ceiling and trims.
Accessories = Light fitting from Bunnings, Wall art/Marble jar/baskets and soap accessories from Kmart, Green Hippo from Junk & Disorderly, Door mat/plant/concrete house from The Warehouse. 

To see more/all of our renovations, click here.


09 February 2016

Loving...

The holidays are over and school is back in session!  Here are some of the things I've been loving lately...


Loving babyshowers...



Snuggles with Barney...



Friends who have travelled from far away to visit...



Coffee dates...



Family walks...



This guys - I think he's pretty special...



Beach trips to collect pippi's at Pataua...




Watching Boo try to join the family for a swim (she has a fear of swimming)!



Fixing up an ugly bear softie by adding an Ewok hat...



Loving trips to our local waterhole...



Loving fresh new uniforms and finally getting back into routine after a long holiday break...




For more Loving/Lately posts, click here.

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