Friday, 12 July 2019

Before and After - The Laundry

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.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

The landry make over looks great, and the glass door must make such a big difference. There is no privacy issue as it looks out over your back garden?
Our laundry is quite different, tucked into the back corner of a small single garage!

Fiona said...

Laundry's are not exciting rooms generally so it's nice to spruce it up.... such a difference with having the extrea light through the door. If you have to spend time in a room it deserves to look nice...

Hugz

kiwikid said...

Wonderful improvement in the laundry Janice, the glass door makes a huge difference. I have a glass of water in the kitchen with bit of zygocactus in, they got knocked off the plant outside. One has roots growing so must get it planted.

Raewyn said...

Your new look laundry looks lovely - what a great idea to swap the door out. I really need to do something in mine but don't know what/how, it looks about a third the size of yours!

Cheryll said...

WoW... what a difference the glass door makes... especially when teamed with the other changes. A job well done...congrats xox

Chookyblue...... said...

Great idea to change the door...... Let's the light in so much better......

loulee said...

Wow, looking good. It's surprising what can spur us on to get things done sometimes.

Sheryl said...

Hi Janice wow i am loving your laundry,love the new glass door,it lets so much light in and makes the laundry look bigger.
We put some shelves in our laundry just before we went away,i love the awesome knick knacks that you have displayed on your shelve,they look fantastic and very interesting,well done on your new laundry room update xx

Anita said...

Looks great! Brilliant idea changing the door!

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