Thursday, June 10

Blooms & Rooms

I spend a lot of time doing laundry, usually about 20 loads a week.
Really.
Since I spend so much time in there I decided to try to make it a little cuter. 
This raggity old coffee sack was part of my Round Top haul last year.
I totally stole borrowed this whisk broom idea from an old magazine.  I don't remember which one, do you?

One of five Ikea cabinets I own, you'll see a couple more at Karen's party next week.  This room is so narrow that it was impossible to photo the entire piece.
I love it so much, it's huge, holds a ton of stuff & looks like a built-in.

A little shelf over my sink.

My window sill.

A primitive hanger from one of my many collections.
When I rearranged my house last week I moved this old enamel topped cabinet to the garden.

I found this very tarnished silver trophy bowl at the thrift store.
I love this variety of Coleus, it grows so fast & can take our Texas heat!
I found this big silver piece at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago, it's actually a wine cooler from Louisiana Downs.
Remember my cool bird nest with the book in it? I blogged about it here.  I finally bought a cloche at Hobby Lobby this week with my 40% off coupon.
I hope your all having a great week, I'm still working on Paper Cowgirls, WBC & some other special projects.  I'm so spending July in bed!

34 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa:
I love your laundry room makeover! A perfect decor for a room that sees so much of you. I also really like your enamel table top cabinet. ahhh. Ikea is one of my favorite places. Need more $$$. ;-) Have a great weekend.
xoxo
Donna

Angela said...

Everything is so pretty...I LOVE the flowers in that cabinet!!

Amy said...

it must be in the air, I am currently revamping my laundry area, and I can thankfully say that I only have about 4 loads a week, WOOSH, 20 How do you keep up.
Amazing
Looks so good though love the curtain.
Amy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

20 loads, OMG! You don't let your kids do that, lol? You for sure should be surrouded by prettiness when you spend so much time in the laundry room! I especially love the jars on your shelf and the jug with the silhouette.
Great cloche and the bird nest with the book looks so pretty decorated underneath! I wish we would have Hobby Lobby over here as well as 40 % off coupons...
Have a great weekend, sweet Lisa and I hope you'll be able to relax a little bit in July.
Lots of hugs,
Julia

Coloradolady said...

I love everything...your laundry room is darling, and I love that cabinet in the garden....so sweet!

Linda said...

Looks like a great space to do all that laundry...and your flashcards cracked me up! LOL! After all that laundry, I bet you DO need a vacation!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lisa, your laundry room might just trick me into thinking laundry was a fun task! At least the setting is beautiful. You have done such a lovely job decorating. Oh, I'm pretty sure I remember seeing the "brooms as art" idea in a past issue of "Romantic Sweepers". Yeh. That's it. A clever idea, nonetheless! And well done in your room redo!! ~ Angela

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet,
You really spend time there, I can see, with sooooooooo much laundering, and you made it a lovely place to be in.I love the sack in front of the window, and the two old silver "vases",---
The cloche is so beautifully decorated Lisa,wonderfull.
Happy creating for your teatching,and happy laundering ;)
but please don`t stay in bed all July, I would miss you too, much!
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Storybook Woods said...

Lisa, your laundry room is charming. If you have to do laundry, at lest you can do it in a lovely space xoox Clarice

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...20 loads...is there a murphy bed in the Ikea cabinet! You must have to sleep there! Have a great weekend!

KClark Photography said...

What a great place to do a sometimes thankless chore. Love the special finds as well.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Lisa, your laundry room looks great, I love the burlap and the cute little whisk brooms hanging up. You have inspired me to fix mine up abit! I loved all your pictures, especially the silver wine cooler! Blessings~~~Daphne

Lululiz said...

Wow, thats a pretty fantastic laundry room!

vintage girl at heart said...

love it!!

Charlene said...

Cute! I am cleaning the studio (or supposed to be yet, here I sit blogging) for Karens event. Love all the new things you showed us. I can't believe I haven't seen your studio since you redesigned it. Can't wait to see you at lunch Tuesday. HUGS!
Charlene

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi Lisa...enjoyed seeing your laundry room. I just posted mine this week too. Love that you have room for a cabinet. I would love that!

Erica said...

Very cool decorating ideas! And I swear, you have the BEST garage sale finds. I've never had 1 remotely close to these treasures.

Inspired-Simplicity said...

No your not, your are having lunch with me in July. Everything looks so nice. You are really burning the candle girl! Can't wait to see the new studio.
xxoo,
C.

MosaicMagpie said...

WBC has us all sprucing up. Love that IKEA cabinet. IKEA is one of my daughters favorite store. I will have to go with them next time.
Debbie

Claudia said...

Oh, I love that IKEA cabinet - I'm looking for something for the upstairs hallway. hmmm.

Your laundry room looks great!

xo
Claudia

DeeDee said...

I like you laundry room..who thinks to decorate that room.I bet you house is all decorated so nicely....have a good weekend.

Dapoppins said...

My laundry room will likely never ever look so nice, but now I have something to aspire to...

Debby said...

Hi Lisa, Twenty (20) loads of laundry. WOW!!! I live in the country and I would have to have the waterman park his truck outside my back gate..LOL...I love the look of your laundry room space and good for you to make it just the way you want it. Where are the kiddies? Surely they must be in training for the laundry room...hehehe...

Love what you have happening outside and the bird nest and cloche is awesome.

Hugs,
Debby

Beth Leintz said...

Twenty loads a week!? Oh my gosh, I think I'd be putting a bed in there.

I love your laundry vignettes- especially those little sprinkler nozzles- I remember my mom ironing with one of those on a glass 7-Up bottle.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

If you're doing 20 loads (YIKES) it might as well be gorgeous. And yours is! :-)

LizlovesVintage said...

I need to go to Hobby Lobby.One just opened in NY where I live. Great photos! LizlovesVintage

Linda Kinnaird Jewelry said...

Lisa, hope you remember me from Maureen's Antique Flea at Cottage Panache in May -- just wanted you to know that I am now officially HOOKED on blogs!!! I pull yours up every now and then, started reading through yours, and found sooooo many new blogs to browse this weekend - will I get any jewelry made at all? Hope to see you soon at a workshop at the Cottage!

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh my gosh I am IN LOVE with that little dresser in your garden!!! That is totally adorable!

Ok...had to get that out of the way ~ your laundry room looks so darling! Love the whisk brooms & the little dress & all your other very cute accessories. :)

Great job ~ oh yeah the IKEA shelves look great w/ the green glass knobs. You must have done that huh? cute cute.

xo,
Shellagh

Maija said...

That's a lot of laundry, but it sure does look pretty!

The Feathered Nest said...

Lisa, if you saw my laundry room...you would just croak! It's so awful ~ will you come remodel it for me? Yours is gorgeous girl....hugs and love, Dawn

Diane said...

Lisa, I love all this old stuff you have hanging in there. And do I spy....more empty wall space for MORE old goodies somewhere in the future?! LOL! Gotta love having empty wall space to fill up!

Diane

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely place to do laundry. Love all the fluffing and rearranging you are doing. Hope you are having a great weekend. Best wishes, Tammy

Yaya Chique said...

Hi Lisa...my friend, Rebecca, sent me. LOVE the name of your blog and shop...very inspiring! Keep up the great work! xo..deb

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, I just noticed that you put that tall cloche over the amazing nest and book!!! Gorgeous girl....xxoo