Sunday, October 30, 2011

Where I Sleep & Laundry Envy

This week Vic has chosen the theme of 'Where I Sleep' for My Place and Yours.  I had to wait for the husband and little one to get up this morning so I could make it presentable but that was OK because I had a few things to do which I will tell you about in a minute.
Most mornings the two of us snuggle up together for an hour or so after the husband has headed off to milk the cows and when I get up I just make the bed over the top of her because she is always very slow to get up in the morning.  It's his weekend off this weekend so I left them to snooze the morning away together.

This morning I had to get up and finish a little project I started yesterday. I have been suffering from a very serious case of Laundry envy ever since a certain person told us about her new laundry which is in the process of being built. You can read about it here and here. Yesterday I decided that the least I could do to my Laundry disaster was give the walls a bit of a wash, maybe that would make it a little better. It didn't look any different so I rummaged around the shed and found a tin of white paint and proceeded to paint the walls. Then the laundry tub looked so ratty I found another tin of paint and gave it a touch up too. This morning I had to put it all back together and once again I headed out to the shed and came back with a ladder, there is a chair that was in the bedroom and a hanging rack from my sewing room. Add to that the cane basket and things were looking a little better. I threw a mat I had in the cupboard on the floor though it does leave a bit to be desired but the vinyl underneath is horrible. Later I will go through my Vintage linen and hang some on the ladder.  Because it was an unplanned makeover there is no before shot (not that you would have wanted to see it anyway) But here is the finished project.

17 comments:

Vic said...

Thank yoooooooou; I knew I could count on you! Love your sweet little sleeping companion, but most of all I am impressed with your laundry efforts. No way no how will I be sharing a picture of my own disaster zone; if THAT was this week's meme theme, I'd be sitting it out. ;)

willywagtail said...

A shiny new HUGE laundry would be brilliant but if you can't have it a prettified country look is a good close second. I love the way your 'new' one looks. Cherrie

Tania @ Out Back said...

I love what you have done with your laundry, it looks sooo good!

You know what, I have a "flash" laundry room but I would prefer yours, because it looks so homely, and you can do what you want with it and make changes as it suits...mine just stays the same.

Your bedroom is very pretty too, and as the saying goes "let sleeping dogs lay!"

Thank you for sharing...

clare's craftroom said...

Oh that little dog looks so cosy in her bed oops your bed !

Catherine said...

You must have a nice comfy bed, your dog looks pretty relaxed there:) Love your laundry makeover and the rustic feel to it.

Pauline said...

wow jackie, so glad you commented on my site..i have found a great blog!! have loved reading back....oh and laundry looks great by the way..lol
cheers

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Such a cosy resting place and I love what you have done to your laundry. It reminds of happy summer weeks spent with my aunty and uncle, when I was a child.
Thanks for stopping by my place xx

trudi@maudeandme said...

What a lucky dog you have, and well loved one too.

Madeline said...

Your laundry looks great and how cute is that little pup snoozing away there.

H said...

Wow your laundry looks so much more inviting. (I'm projecting how my laundry looks as your "before" pic).
Your bedroom looks comfy and cozy too.

Cherie said...

Ooooo your little furry baby is like my Blossie except Bloss has her own side. Ahhhh the joys of living alone do have some wonderful perks. Have a lovely week Jackie. Love your post :)

Eli said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who lets her dog sleep in her bed. My problem, though, is that he is the size of a Labrador and leaves me hardly any room at all...
I have Laundry envy now. I don't have a utility room just a washing machine in the kitchen. I love your laundry room.

quilary said...

You've done a lovely make-over on the laundry - I'm sure you'll understand if I don't tell the MaTH how a lick of paint can make such a difference!
I love the look of your blog background too!

teresa said...

Your laundry looks amazing.. well done! Your bedroom, too, looks so comfortable and I love the pic of the sleeping puppy ... too cute xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie, Your laundry make-over looks fantastic! BTW, that's one very cute (& lucky) little dog! :) Barb x

Lib said...

Ha ha love the dog, she looks VERY comfortable!

Kylie said...

What a lovely place to rest, brilliant laundry makeover I feel inspired!