Category Archives: Home Dec

Laundry Room Finally Finished

The last step in finishing up our laundry room re-do was making a couple of baskets to go on the new shelf hubby made for me:

I’ve got storage above the washer and dryer, but it’s just a little too high/far back for me to reach comfortably, my washer and dryer are pretty deep. Plus, I keep all my dyes and other chemicals there too, so it’s pretty tight up there. So I asked hubby to build me a shelf to hold stuff I use all the time.

I bought a couple of really cute containers from World Market months ago, the big one holds rags, the smaller one holds fabric softener sheets. The detergent dispenser is placed where I can use the spigot when the washing machine lid is open. The jar holds coins that end up in the laundry basket but I needed something else to hold all the other small bits that ends up on the top of the dryer, plus there was room for one more basket, and I had even more rags to store (what can I say, I go through a lot of rags!), so I wanted to make 2 baskets to fit on the shelf. I was at a bit of a loss as to what kind of fabric to use, but then I remembered a linen print that has been marinating in my stash for a good 10-15 years, and miracle of miracle located it pretty quickly! The fabric works really well with those French containers!

I love my laundry room now that it’s all pretty and filled with function! We need lots of hooks in there for hanging wet towels etc. from the pool. I’ve always been a huge fan of Shaker pegs, but that style doesn’t really fit the style of our house, but i found these really cool hooks at Home Depot which fit the bill perfectly!

I put the clean laundry in the basket on top of my mangle, and then that large shelf holds piles of folded clothes, I sort as I fold. The baskets underneath hold socks and underwear (which don’t get folded!). When the piles get tall, I put them in the correct basket and everyone takes their baskets up to put the clothes away!

Laundry is a chore, but it’s less of one when everything looks so nice and functions so well!

Update on our House Trim Painting

Some projects seem to just go on, and on, and on….one of those is our house trim re-do. Hubby has done the bulk of this work, and once school started he’s been pulled seven ways until sunday and so the last little bits continue to linger, like scraping off the paint on some of the… Continue Reading

Operation Paint the House Trim has begun!

Once my Mood Indigo show was hung, it’s been full steam ahead on our next home decorating project: Operation Paint the House Trim!! I’m stoked to be able to get rid of the faded 80s blue trim and hopefully make it look clean and fresh, without us actually painting the stucco, which is in good shape… Continue Reading

Operation Paint the House Trim has begun!

Once my Mood Indigo show was hung, it’s been full steam ahead on our next home decorating project: Operation Paint the House Trim!! I’m stoked to be able to get rid of the faded 80s blue trim and hopefully make it look clean and fresh, without us actually painting the stucco, which is in good shape… Continue Reading

Laundry Room Re-do Update

Last Wednesday I couldn’t take it any more, I HAD to put everything away in the newly painted cupboards in my laundry room! Over the washer and dryer is where I keep detergent and all my dyes and dyeing supplies that should be kept in temperature controlled environment: In the big cupboard I keep bolts… Continue Reading

Update | My Laundry Room Re-do

Well, I spent most of Spring Break working on my Laundry room! Highlights included emptying the cabinets and stacking everything precariously in the garage: A photo posted by Candy Glendening (@candiedfabrics) on Feb 29, 2016 at 12:37pm PST Stripping wallpaper that was used for shelf paper (WHY???): A photo posted by Candy Glendening (@candiedfabrics) on… Continue Reading

23 years and counting!

Well, 23 years ago last night, hubby and I were doing this: Fast forward 23 years, and yesterday Andrew was running around getting the pre-college portion of the Pokorny Low Brass seminar started, while I was doing this: Yep, our fridge in the garage started dying last week, and we didn’t want to lose all… Continue Reading

My Hubby is Awesome | Our New Coffee Table

I shared last week that my hubby’s hobby is building furniture. A long time ago, close to 20 years now, he built a Shaker style coffee table with a maple top and painted poplar legs. (Way back when we built it, we could just barely afford the maple for the top, hardwood for the legs… Continue Reading