Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The blessings of Laundry

I have a thing for organization.  Well, more than a thing.  It makes me giddy.  Literally.  And organized AND pretty is enough to make me actually clap my hands and giggle like a nine year old.  Imagine me doing this, as I show you the final result of my latest project.  The Laundry Room.  (well, closet.) 

It makes me so happy!  The front loading washer and dryer came with the house (which was one of God's blessing to us in the process of moving back to GA from TX, because this enabled us to leave behind the ones we already had, which helped us strike a deal with our landlord to break our lease early) and I already had the drawer sets.  They originally had clear drawers, but I took some wrapping paper that I liked, cut it to fit the front of the drawers, and the attached it with contact paper.  It covered up the contents of the drawers.  I spent a total of about $14.00 on the fabric for the curtains which cover up the random items we have stored on a shelf above the washer and dryer.  
Another blessing of living where we do is this wonderful place called the American Mills Outlet.  I can find decorator fabric for $5.00/yard.  Plus, they have already made pillows and seat cushions for less than $10.00 a piece as well as wonderful deals on rugs, towels, sheets, tablecloths...just about any type of linens you could desire. The fact that this cost so little money, and really only took me a total of probably 3 or 4 hours only adds to the giddiness!  Now, I will at least enjoy the process of opening the doors to the laundry, if not actually doing the laundry itself!  I know what some of you are thinking...she needs kids.  And, yes, I agree with that!  But until God sees fit to bless me with them, I'm going to enjoy organizing and decorating my little corner of the world he gave me.  


  1. Natalie. . . I need - - curtains... Okay really what I need is for you to come over one day - help me figure out EXACTLY what I need (okay, want). :::sigh::: When do you go back to school?!?!?! Isn't it like MONDAY!? OH NO!!! I'm loosing precious time! And you have plans for the rest of the week. :::stomps like a three year old::: NO FAIR!

  2. :) I only work till 3:30 when I go back to work....I would LOVE to come over and help you "decorate" your house. Really. Lets pick a day and do it!

  3. I am so incredibly excited, I can't wait!!!!! My house is gonna look so awesome :) But it's gotta be cheap, cheap!