The Ugly Laundry

Sneak Peak at my Picture Perfect Room. It’s a work-in-progress.

Laundry part 1

Here it is. The almost beautiful laundry room. It is coming along.   With so much to do it’s taken three months to get this far.  I have to thank Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for being the motivator. I would never had made so much progress in 3 months if not for reading her blog.

Here’s where I started:

Yes! the moldings were red, and there were no baseboards. To the right is the pantry with no door. It’s yellow (more on that later). To the left is the mud room with no door (it’s knotty Pine).  I’ve been able to tackled the floor, the walls and the lighting. Stage it a little for these photos. One more week to the revel (hopefully).

Next up is building the farm table over the laundry units. Something like this with the zinc top.


I also have an old door I’ll use for the pantry door with old-looking paint and hardware. And I’m currently constructing a drying rack. Oh! And taking better pictures!

So much to learn.

So how ’bout you? Have you triumphed over an ugly room? Would love to hear how you did it.


Miss Ellie

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To Blog or Not to Blog

I’ve been lurking in the blogging world on and off for years. When I went away I always came back to hang with these like-minded people. And I have always felt I could give something back. But How? I had trouble leaving comments and writing a blog was really public. I didn’t want to find out I wasn’t good enough. But the more I lurked the more I want to come out and play. I came up with all sorts of excuses to remain a wall flower. But it wasn’t feeling very good.

And then 2012 arrived and Donna of Funky Junk Interiors did this…

Her ‘A Week of Change, a new you for 2012’  created such desire that I stepped up and posted a comment! Me! making a comment. And not just any old comment but a confession that is now changing my life.

I want to leave the rat race and make a living with my creativity.

Yup! that’s what I wrote. I know it will take time but I’m determined. This blog will be my sounding board. I’ll learn and grow as I go and see where it takes me. And I’ll keep going as long as I have fun doing it.

That was part one! Part two brought the “Picture Perfect Room” challenge and I was off and running. I chose my half-finished laundry room and commenced with the next two parts: ” Try Something New” and “Offer Something.” I hope to offer up all three efforts for your review in the near future. So stay tuned as I traverse this new and enduring adventure and report back. And if you’re like me and lurk in the back ground, DON”T wait 2 years to make a comment.  It doesn’t hurt. Really!


Miss Ellie