But finally, I broke down and we started working. Our laundry room is "L" shaped, with the shorter part of the L going under the stairs to the bonus room (another room that needs work). When we had the floor plans drawn out, we didn't give the laundry room much thought. The guy drew the washer and dryer on the long wall in the middle under the window. Good enough, right?
No. Not right, terrible. Awful placement. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
But it's far too late to do anything about that. But next time? I will think long and hard about how the laundry room will be laid out.
Brad's mom had some old '70s wicker front storage boxes that stacked together in her garage that she didn't want anymore. We snagged them and ripped off the terrible doors, leaving us with solid wood boxes.
We built an extension to create a cubby for the trash can and supports to hold the tile counter top.
We also topped this area with two open shelves. The same style we used in the guest bedroom.
Except, it still felt a bit blah. So I suggested a stripe. Brad was on board. Then I suggested two stripes. He was still on board.
I've also got a piece of fabric I grabbed at Garden Ridge (hello, $5 for 3 yards?) that matches the red perfectly. At some point, I'm going to attempt to make a Roman shade for the window. Fingers crossed, because I don't really sew.