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Monday, January 13, 2014

Laundry Room Makeover Plans

I have a laundry room makeover coming up.  The thing is, it's not my laundry room.

That means there has to be some trust that I won't do something stupid in there.

Nope this isn't my laundry room, this one is much cleaner with by far less laundry.

Basic downstairs laundry room
However I remember the days when I happily washed this little girls clothes for her.  I also remember after she started washing her own clothes - static cling caused a thong to stick to one of her dads sweatshirts.  I deposited it in her room out of sight - dad wouldn't of been able to handle that!



Daddy's girl from Baby to Bride in the blink of an eye
My baby was growing up.  The thong incident was about the time she was leaving her teenage years behind.

I'm not gonna get all nostalgic or brag on her, just suffice it to say I could do both in a big way.


She is a quiet, private young woman, who will be appalled her mother is not only talking about her underwear, but showing her laundry room.


Embarrassing your kids never stops does it?

So what does a daughter of DIY'ers get for Christmas?  Why a coupon for a laundry room makeover of course!

The mission......... give the laundry room of married #2 child (and son in law) some easy inexpensive style.

The budget was $250, time and talent free, but a gift card for additional supplies was forced on us, so the new budget is $500.  It's still not a lot is it?  That's why we will have to be creative.


The floor is sloped toward a drain in the center, and daughter/son in law had decided before Brawn and I came on board that they would just like to paint it with that garage floor coating.  But now I'm thinking maybe I want to paint something creative on it? 

Like George Carlin's 7 dirty words you can't say on television.

Just kidding!

To give the room some personality, I plan to use stuff from my overflowing stash in the shed.  The colors will remain neutral.  (In keeping with my fear of anything but neutral!)  If we need it - Brawn will build it.


There are no grand babies at this house, yet anyway, so my arrows about baby clothes are just jokes.

I would never want them to think I was hounding them to feed my own selfish desire for more adorable grand kids .....just saying.


You can follow Bliss Ranch on Pinterest where I have a laundry room board of ideas.  It's probably only fair if I air someone elses dirty laundry, to show my own right?  Too bad sooooo sad, not happening.

I better get crack'n, with any luck doing a makeover for someone else won't take near as long to complete as projects do at the Ranch.




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33 comments :

  1. What an awesome gift to give your daughter and SIL! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  2. It's not a big budget, but then she has you for a mother and Brawn for a father, so I'm sure it'll be really creative and executed perfectly, can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  3. I can't wait to see how all this comes together! Way to figure out what to do with part of your stash ;-)

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  4. Bliss, you are crackin' - a few jokes, that is.
    Awesome gift idea... Lucky girl! I have a thong story, too. I only wear a thong to the gym. When my little boy was four we were getting ready to go the gym. As I was pulling on my yoga pants he walked into my closet and said to me..."Oh, you like to have a wedge-y?"

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  5. Ohh, I look forward to seeing what mom works up for this space! :) that's a great gift, the gift of time, effort and creativity! lucky kids!

    gail

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  6. I have a laundry room board, too...but I don't have a wonderful blank slate. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  7. I know it'll be envy worthy!! What a great room to work in though. So roomy!!

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  8. Oh it will be fun to see this come together, Bliss...what a wonderful gift! Such a nice space!

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  9. What a beautiful daughter! I can't wait to see how the laundry room turns out!

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  10. That's a pretty good Christmas present they're getting! I just hope it gets done before next Christmas. Ha Ha (just kidding). Looks like they have a nice size laundry room, so that's a bonus.

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  11. I sure wish I had a Brawn-will-build-it. She's beautiful. (I never for the life of me, even when I was a young thang, understood those thongs. Granny panties all the way!)
    Brenda

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  12. Lucky girl (except about the thong story !!). She's got a nice sized laundry room and I can't wait to see what you do with it!!

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  13. Bliss I say this in love but if you were my mother and told the thing story I'd kill you, but hey funny for the rest of us. That's a great gift idea lucky couple I think they owe you that baby soon!

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  14. Since I'm about to makeover a laundry room myself, I'm going to be following along on this one for sure! 7 Dirty Words...made me spit out my coffee! I think this was a wonderful Christmas gift. Wish you'd come help me with mine! Now, I'm off to browse your board.

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  15. Seriously envious of that big space! What a great gift/project, Bliss... can't wait to see what magic you and Brawn work in there.
    xo Heidi

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  16. Can you adopt me? Instant three grandbabies, right there. Looking forward to seeing the big reveal!

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  17. Looking forwad to following along on this one. I need ideas for when I do mine in the basement. What a lovely, creative gift idea... all I want for Christmas is a new laundry room...I can see a trend starting here.

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  18. I'm not a psychic nor do I have a crystal ball. I just know what I know...call it glimmers. Girl...mark my words. You are on your way to being the next big thing. Your humor combined with your talent and sassy attitude demands it!
    Deb

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  19. You go girl! Can't wait to see you air your dirty laundry. :) hee hee

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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  20. Aw, she's so pretty. Just like her laundry room is about to be!

    Swing by my place when you're done, will ya? Ours is a pit.

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  21. What a great gift! She's going to love it...especially the mural of you! ;)

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  22. Pretty girls deserve a pretty laundry, and I just know Mommy is going to deliver.
    Such a nice big space, too. I can't wait to see the reveal.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. I didn't think that a laundry room makeover post would leave me feeling weepy. Now, all I can do is imagine Grace as a bride.

    I can't wait to see what you accomplish.

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  24. LOL! Embarrassing your kids is always fun right! Looks like you have some great plans. Sure hope your daughter will let us see the finished project.

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  25. What great parents you and Brawn are to do this for your daughter and son-in-law. I'm sure you will go something amazing and I can't wait to see it!

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  26. Oh this will be so fun! I think you should decorate it like a nursery... so maybe they'll get the hint. :)

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  27. If you adopt me and do wonderful things with my tiny new laundry room, I guarantee you one 6'4" hairy-almost-23-year-old man-thing grandchild, along with a tiny, 5'2" almost-22-year old, sometimes-drama-queen, career student, opinionated girl-grandchild.

    Sounds like a bargain.

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  28. Good luck on the timing thing...But I'm sure it won't take that long. I always get other people's projects done faster than my own. Man I wish I had a laundry room...

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  29. I bet this is going to be awesome just like the rest of your projects. Can't wait to see the end result.

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  30. When you are finished your daughter's, can you come do mine? It's in the basement, unfinished, concrete floor with chips out of it...beside the furnace and water heater and freezer...about the size of a small 3 piece bathroom. Hopeless...
    Would love to see your mural when it's done, will you paint it or find a good picture of you and have it blown up?
    Debbie ;)

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  31. Just one question, Bliss. Why are the washer and dryer cross-eyed?

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