I first shared about our farmhouse laundry room remodel back in October of 2012. Has it been almost two years since we gutted that homely and dated room? Time sure flies! I will never regret doing so. This is one of my favorite rooms – and I spend A LOT of time there.
Over the past few years I have edited some collections here. Nothing over-the-top - just a few small changes. I have shopped my house, but also found a few new/old things to put up on the shelves. I have collections that are laundry AND farming related.
One of my favorite pieces that I found many years ago is an old white metal ladder. Before adding it to the laundry room, I had it propped up in a bedroom. Now it casually leans against a wall with creamy white antique linens that are simply draped over the ladder rungs. Linens and laundry rooms just go together. These linens are some of my favorite pieces and I especially love the chunky crochet edging. Along with the linens, I’ve added two wonderful wooden sock stretchers, a French laundry hanger, a tiny pair of crochet child’s stockings and a single tattered leather glove.
The metal corner shelf holds part of my collection of white enamelware pitchers.
Two reclaimed wood shelves are hung over the washer and dryer. On top of the shelves are some of my favorite collections, some of which have a farming theme to them. Old crocks, scales and vessels filled with antique wooden rulers hang out with metal signage and some new/old findings…..
like this antique Dr. Franklin’s (Benjamin Franklin) child’s cup. I LOVE the graphics and the simple “lessons” on it. The writing along the top says: “Handle your tools without mittens…the cat in gloves catches no mice.” The little cup goes nicely with the antique print of farming women….
…that I bought from my friends Andrea and Jenny. I first saw this print at the antique shop that we sell at. They had it hung up in their adorable space. It was love at first sight! What I like about it the most is how cute the ladies look after having spent a day in the field working. I wonder what they are talking about. And I must add, I have to wonder what the two chaps down the lane are discussing?
I found this postcard at a flea market and thought it fit right in with the farming theme. On it is marked:
“Harvesting in California ‘82”.
To the right of the shelving I hung up a metal ironing board that I bought from my friend Karen. I thought it would be perfect in the laundry room and I draped a French apron over it.
Now I better run along and finish what waits for me inside the washer and dryer. It is laundry day at my house….in my favorite “Housekeeping Room”.
Happy New Week!
(PS: Thank you to those who have emailed me asking if we were near the earthquake that happened yesterday in Napa, California. We live 100 miles from Napa and did not feel the earthquake, however some towns near us could feel the tremors. We pray for those who were victims to the earthquake…..)