Friday, November 19, 2010

Our Laundry Room and Play Room take 2

This weeks theme at Kelly's Korner is Playrooms/Bonus Rooms/Laundry Rooms. 

I posted our playroom a few weeks ago when we did Guest Bedrooms.  So I will post a few pictures of the playroom again, and also my laundry room.

We recently got a new washer and dryer.  I love my new energy efficient washer and dryer.  I love all the fun settings and how much better they work. Gee our old ones were like 50 years old I think!!  I decided against getting the front load washer and dryer set.  I am a very low maintenance girl, and when it comes to a washer and dryer I like practical.  I love the top loading washer, and having a curious toddler...I wanted to stick with what I am used to.  Hayden already got a step stool and tried to climb into the washer...wow! He'd be chilling out in there if it were front loading. I am so happy with my new set!


My shelves are full of baskets with various things in each of the baskets.  I have a basket of nails, double sided tape and anything you'd need to hang a picture.  I also have another basket of batteries. With all the toys we have we are always changing batteries...gotta have those things on hand.  One basket holds light bulbs.  And one is full of cleaning supplies.  The last basket is full of old cleaning cloths.

I also store my vacuum cleaner, swiffer, brooms and shark in the laundry room.  As well as the iron and ironing board. I'm not sure why I have the iron...we never use it!  HA!



I have the craziest paint going on in here...it is wild.  I went to Lowe's and got paint form the discount shelf.  I just got whatever they had on hand.  The green was $2.50 and the maroon color was $5.00 for a gallon.  I am in the laundry room so much, I wanted fun wild colors!  Next I plan to get some fun pictures to liven up the walls.

See my tool set on the shelf above the dryer.  It is mine.  I love having my own tool set.  It makes me feel really handy...ha!



And once again, the playroom.  We love our playroom.  We spend a ton of time in here!


We rarely have company that spends the night, so we decided to turn the guest bedroom into a playroom.  IT is the BEST decision we made.  It works perfectly for our family.


We have all the dresser drawers filled with toys.  One drawer has all the plastic dishes and food that go with the kitchen.  Another drawer has play telephones and Mr Potato head parts.  One drawer has so many balls in it, it will hardly close. And the same for the drawer overflowing with toy cars. 
 The two middle doors are filled with games and puzzles.  Hayden decided to pour every single puzzle out onto the floor the other day.  I will never get that mess cleaned up.  I feel like throwing the puzzles away and buying new ones.  There were a million pieces and now they are all mixed up...ridiculous!!  Seriously shouldn't someone be watching that kid. 
Another funny thing about this storage dresser...the two top drawers handles are broken.  It is wonderful!!!  I store all the kids movies and crayons in those two drawers.  Only Gary and I know how to get into them...ha!  So I don't mind that the handles are broken.  Otherwise Hayden would break all the DVD's and then color all over them...teehee.

We love to lay the futon down and watch movies in the playroom.  Our plan is to get a new TV in here. As I said in an earlier post I still need to do more decorating, running around chasing a 5 year old and a 2 year old is keeping me pretty busy as of late!

Thanks for stopping by our house.

10 comments:

Kelli said...

We rarely iron too!! I loved taking a peek into your home. When we have to buy new washer/dryer I think I'll stick with the top loaders too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I need to get some baskets for my laundry room. Everything is just thrown on the shelf and it is such a mess! That is the one room I wish was bigger in my house...there is barely room to walk through it! I love the fun colors in your laundry room. One day I want to paint mine:)

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Very pretty!

Karen At Home said...

Beautiful spaces Angie!!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

im dying to get these cute stickers for the wall for the laundry room...

have a lookie

http://www.rightonthewalls.com/laundry.html

Emily P. said...

love those drapes :)

shortmama said...

I would do the same with a new washer and dryer I think...stick with the top loaders.

Bonnie said...

I don't have front loaders either. For someone like me, it probably wouldn't work out since I seem to open the washer often during the cycle; I may add another article of clothing or simply check on it....
What's really scary is my mother does this too and I used to laugh at her for it! Have a great weekend!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I love the playroom...the curtains are perfect and the silhouettes over the futon are adorable!

Emily said...

I love that your laundry room is painted! I wish mine was...I feel like I'm in there all the time anyway and I just have those boring white walls!