This is my mud room/laundry room. I don’t think I ever posted photos of this side of it. It is a spacious room, but lacks any real interest. To pretty up the room a bit and to disguise the laundry tub, I made a skirt for it out of striped fabric.
You have seen the white dresser I found in the trash in the post Trash, The Dollar Store and Me and the pantry in my post How I Transformed a Coat Closet into a Pantry. They are both in this room – the dresser is across from the washer/dryer and the pantry is to the right in the photo.
I have one of those wire grid shelving units over the washer/dryer. I bought it as a temporary fix and it kinda became permanent. My friend Debbie always asks me if I want her throw-a-ways before she tosses them – cause she knows I will find some way to re-use them. The shutters are one of those items. I hung them vertically to hide all the hose and wall boxes for water and electrical that are above the washer and dryer.
To make the wire shelving look a bit more interesting, I wove colorful ribbon across the front of each shelf and lined the shelves with baskets I have collected. I store the laundry detergent in a large glass canister I bought at Walmart. I use a seashell as a scoop.
My favorite object in this room is something my youngest made for me when she was little. She drew a happy face on a rock. It makes me smile whenever I see it, so I thought it needed to go in this room so when I am doing load after load of laundry I have something to smile about :)
I made a removable skirt to make the basic laundry tub have a bit of style, plus it hides the kitty litter
To find out how I made the skirt, click over to the updated tutorial: Hidden Storage and Sink Skirt