We've been wanting to spruce up our laundry for quite some time. It is rather plain, with a back door, door into the kitchen and door into the garage.
Before we went on holidays we brought our hanging zygocactus inside, out of the frost, and just had it sitting on the bench. Once we returned Joey accidentally knocked it off the bench. It overbalanced because the plant was all on one side of the pot, no fault of Joey's. Fortunately, the plant survived relatively unscathed.
It did however spur us into action to hang the plant and tidy up the laundry.
So, to some before photos..........not quite before, as we forgot to take any before we installed the new shelf on the wall.
From the back door, towards the garage.
From the kitchen. When we moved in we took the end door off the cupboards so that we could hide Joey's litter tray and give him access with some privacy.
Towards the back door.
Now for the after....
From the kitchen. A white basket tidies up Joey's food nicely. I found a cute basket to put on the bench for Joeys' sachets. The fabric basket next to it will be moved shortly. We have a bit of a zygocactus nursery happening, as I stuck the bits that broke off the main plant into pots to see if they will strike.
It was fun to find some of our vintage laundry bits and bobs and lamps. There will be more tucked away that may get added later.
Towards the laundry door with the large zygocactus hanging up.
Getting the hook in place was quite a feat for Mick, as it is right in the corner of the house and access was very difficult to add a solid support in the ceiling space. He did well.
Now, all these photos look nice and light, but that is because the light was on and I used a flash. The room is actually rather dark. You can see the wattle tree out the window in the photos above. It was wonderful after Mick removed the trees, but still not all that light.
We then had a light bulb moment......pardon the pun......
How's that for a difference! The glass door, which wasn't very expensive at all, makes such a wonderful improvement. We keep thinking the door has been left open, when the morning light streams in. Joey likes it too, as he can see outside. He still likes to sit in his usual spot on the blue laundry powder container in front of the window. Joey is not a small cat, most people actually comment how big he is, so he does well to perch on it.
We're very happy with the change to the laundry for very little expense and not a real lot of effort. It certainly has made an improvement.