Thursday, January 14, 2010

I can't believe I'm showing this...

...but if Donna can do it; then I know I'll be able to do it too. Here goes!

Funky Junk's Workshop Series

Ok -- so here are the pictures of my back laundry/pc/slash mudroom...oops! too many slashes! Well, you get the idea. This room is overflow.
It is awful! We've lived in this house 14 years THIS month and this room has always been the BANE OF OUR HOMES EXISTENCE... it gets under my skin too.

A few things about this room:

  • This is the room w/ the BACK DOOR.

yes! right behind that cheap dollar store vinyl table cloth (did I mention this room is drafty?)

  • It is also the room w/ the washer and dryer in it... ah, the Laundry Room.
Notice: bleach, ironing board, bucket of home made detergent against far wall, basket of folded CLEAN- YES I SAID CLEAN LAUNDRY!!!!!! That cute little purse hanging from the cabinet -that is clothes pins. Yes, I love to hang laundry. Once the weather straightens up I'll be hanging out the laundry. The weather is sometimes nice enough to do that ,even in the winter , down here in TEXAS. not always, but sometimes oH, and underneath it all... the washer and dryer of course!

Sorry, I got a little sidetracked there... moving right along.
  • This is the room where tools (in this dresser) are stored. Let's see... books, and over flow from the other parts of the house. It never fails. I get this room organized but it never stays that way. Hmmm...

I have a project in mind already for this dresser too, by the way.

I don't think I have to tell you what everything is in the above picture... just suffice it to say. This is going to be my NEW AND IMPROVED PROJECT & WORK CENTRAL

But FIRST I have to get rid of THIS...!

  • this is my place of blog. My computer. (cue sound effect...time machine...going back in time...) Let's see I moved it here when the kids were still living at home. (it was in the kitchen) I am NOT however moving it back there--- that place is still in the process of becoming beautiful .
I am going to probably move it to a spare bedroom. That will take another project day.

But oooh! I am so excited that Donna is lighting a fire under some of us to create a workspace w/in our corner of the world, to call our own.

So, the first of order of business is , well, ORDER.

creating order out of cHAoS!

I don't know what exact steps will be taken to make this room functional...cause it is barely functional right now. But I know it involves a TON OF WORK! I'm tired already just thinking about it.

Oh yes, and the closet doors in the last photo are a closet that is crammed w/ objects de memorabilia... A.K.A junk.

I think I'll be incorporating that closet and utilizing it SOME how....

stay tuned.

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Funky Junk's Workshop Series


Sandy said...

Good Morning,
My laundry room, mud room, path from garage to kitchen is like our garage. It is funtional but not cute and decorated. It's just too small. If you open the door to the dryer you can't open the door to the garage. A man must have designed it because no woman in her right mind would have done that. A woman would have made it wide enough to have the dryer door open without blocking the main path through to the house. The builder also put in a "closet" that is not deep enough to hang any coats or clothing. Is that stupid or what? My hubby (after listening to my complaining for years) finally installed nice cabinets over the tub, washer and dryer along with removing the "closet" door and putting a tall cabinet on rollers in the so called "closet". I now have better storage but it is completely filled up. Your laundry room etc. is a nice size so you should be able to rearrange it without any problem. I look forward to seeing your results.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

CE Webster said...

Well the thing that you need to do is just tackle a very small area-don't overdo it. I had a basement,garage and spare room that looked like that. It took 4 months but it was worth it. You'll be so happy. Thank you for sharing this. Now that we all know you have to show us the results!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...


Now that you all know... ? That was the scariest part!

I hope to show the results and it be BEAUTIFUL!

thanks for the encouragement.

Prior said...

Hey, I live in Mabank, my Mom writes for "The Monitor" In recent years her articles have become shorter. Your room will be great, Can't wait to see it! Lezlee

Prior said...

Yes, "As I Was Saying", YOU can read it on-line. The Monitor on line. How funny, nice to meet you neighbor! Lezlee

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Whoohoooo! We will keep you on your toes, girl! You can do this!

Take out as much as you can, then start over. That's totally the best way. I'll be right with ya on the weekend. No time for corn in this coffee pot! (what does that mean anyway?) Strong fresh brew all the way! LOL

Thanks for joining the Workshop challenge.You'll thank me later. AFTER. Promise. :)

FJ Donna

Kolein said...

Oh my....I know that was hard to show. Not that I'm sitting on my oh so lovely clean and organized horse here, by any means. I posted my own pictures. And nearly died of embarrassment.

I have my own project going. It's almost done and if Donna lived closer I'd take her out to the fanciest restaurant to thank her and then let her go hog wild at a (junk) house store here - called House Parts! She may need an oxygen tank. It's all her kinda goodies!

Good luck with your rooms!!! I know what you mean about lighting the fanny fire! I needed it too! Big time!

Can't wait to watch your progress! Isn't this whole deal fun?

Have a good night,