Monday, August 3, 2009

UMMM...not so much.

Since I am having issues with my laundry room, I thought I would try to get some good ideas over at BHG.com. True to form, after my cyber trip to the magical land of Better Homes and Gardens, I left inspired, but feeling rather inadequate as to my decorating abilities (or lack thereof), but it was worth it to look at the eye-candy awaiting me. Yes, a 30ish-year-old mother of 3 just refered to pictures of laundry rooms as eye-candy.





Be still me heart...the subtle cream and sage green stripes, the cute little shelf and vintage sign! Seriously, where does this gal keep her giant tub of Gain, Oxiclean & Shout sticks? Even a dirty sock or a clump of dryer lint would have made me happy. Maybe they are hidden under the laundry in the basket. I am going to pretend like there is. It makes me feel better. Don't judge me.

I have 4 words for you RI-DIC-U-LOUS. Well, 4 syllables, but you know what I mean. We all talk slow in the South. Clear storage jars, coordinating baskets, neatly folded sheets and towels. This person must have OCD. Yes, the only logical explanation for such perfection is a mental health disorder. Not making fun because I have a touch of it myself, but just trying to get over the quasi-disaster in my own laundry room...I'll show you pics later.

OMGravy! I am going to be dreaming of those blue/gray cabinets tonight.

Sooo, mine is looking kinda, ummmm not so much. The cabinets are way too dark and the paint is way to bright (you can refer to the "burning my retinas" comment in the previous post). The shelf paint is peeling off (I thought it was primed when I bought it...apparently I was wrong). So, please tell me that I am not the only decorating hack that has no eye for color and has to do-over every now and then. Lie to me if you must...

:) Blessed Mama

4 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Hi-d-Ho said...

Ok first off you are halarious! Second. I hate to say this but your laundry room looked just like those first two pics! Come to my house before you say you have s lack of decorating yaddi yaddi! I'd die for you laundry room with cuTe hand- made tags on your laundry basket with glass containers with cute lids that held clothspins etc! Btw I didn't see a dirty sock or lent in yours either. So girl I hate to say this but you were preaching about yourself all perfect and all !

Sandy Toes said...

Such cute laundry rooms!
sandy toe

Tricia Anne said...

Oh boy, this is fun and funny! :o) I wish I "had" cabinets in my laundry room! :o) I am like you, I look at pictures and watch how others decorate. I am just not wired that way. I have great ideas (compliments of others who have passed them on to me) but just not real sure how to pull it all off. :o) I know what I like ... just not sure how to get there. You know?!
Thank you for your sweet words left on my blog! They were just what I am needing. :o) Thank you for encouraging me today.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Tammy Tant said...

I'm longing to have a fabulous laundry room too. It's the one room (other than the garage) that I haven't done anything to yet. Glad I found your blog !