Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our Dirty Little Secret...

McG and I have been trying to hide our "dirty little secret" from everyone who enters our home...

Sunday we spent the better part of the afternoon hashing out a plan to make this room more presentable.

You see when we had our home built almost 17 years ago, the basement was unfinished.  And in the last 10 years or so we've erected walls, insulated, ran wiring, layed floors, installed a fireplace and all the bathroom fixtures.  And when I say WE, I mean McG did it ALL, with just a little help from me.  He is good at making my dreams come true!

And life was good here until I started following blogs, and decided to start one of my own...

Right now our "dirty little secret" looks like this...

And I want it to look like this...

or this...

or even this one...

I want my laundry room to be a place I WANT to go and get things done...not the HELL HOLE (pardon my french) that I have now!  And WHERE do all these bloggers have their furnace and water heater never seems to be in the laundry room like mine is???

McG tells me that this blogging is going to be the death of him...and I certainly HOPE NOT!  But I have to agree that following blogs and going on Pinterest gives me WAY too many more ideas for my home than I can fathom.  And it sometimes makes me feel that my home falls short and doesn't look as great as it could!

He did agree that we could use some re-arranging and some "prettier" shelving and stuff in the laundry room and he worked this afternoon on starting some of the things we planned out...He hasn't VETO -ED any of my suggestions, I'm taking that and running with it...This will be our next major project, since it is too cold here to stain and varnish the stair treads outside.

I'm so excited - I have to get back on Pinterest and see what other ideas I can come up with - I will keep you posted!



  1. I understand your pain Cheryl!! Mine looks even worse!! I also have the water heater and my husband's collection of cactus plants down there!! And no walls so you can see right out the garage door. I wish, too, that I had one that was pretty and with storage!! Good luck! I can not wait to see what Mr. MG does and you decorate it!!

    1. thanks Lou Ann - good to know I'm not the only one with a water heater in my laundry room...we have been working on it this week...McG has had to move some drains so its been slow going - I can't wait to finish it!

  2. I think my husband thinks blogging and interest are the death of him as well. ha ha I had to be realistic with my laundry room and it is much better. At least now I do not mind doing laundry as much. I can't wait to see what you do and keep pinning and dreaming it is so much fun!


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