close the laundry door and tiptoe across the floor


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Oh, Pinterest, you slay me. You are the cause of my late nights, and the inspiration behind my latest endeavours. I turn to you for warmth and comfort, and you never cease to lift me up when I am down. I hope that our relationship will continue to grow, our bond deepen, and that you will never leave me. I think that I love you. Does anyone else feel this way?


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I never gave much thought a Laundry Room before planning The Little Barn. In fact, our last one consisted of an old washing machine in the middle of our bathroom, sans a dryer. However, our new Laundry Room is quickly become the most diverse and important space of our new home. Isn’t that funny? This room has to function as a Mud Room, Office, Closet, Dog Room, Greenhouse, and Laundry Room, in addition to having access to the crawlspace beneath our home. Tall order. The size? 11′ x 9’10”. Can we do it? Yes we can!

Here are my reigning finds on Pinterest that are making me excited to create (rather than cower away from) this multi-functional space. I call the style primitive-meets-farmhouse-modern.


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  1. I use Pinterest all the time for design inspiration.

    Laundry rooms are really great rooms. Growing up my mother had a huge laundry room that doubled as an art studio (and dog house too). Each house we built has had some form of a laundry room – I can’t ever see delegating the washer and dryer to the basement or upstairs closet. It’s the first room you head to when you come in all muddy or snowy. And it’s a great place to organize all of life’s debris that can’t find a home elsewhere in the house.

    Our current laundry room is around 9’x12′ and includes two full closets. We’re in the three year process of finishing it off. I just have to finish off an alcove and organize the broom closets. In our old house we had a similar size laundry with sweater racks, integrated clothes rods for drying on hangers, and overhead shelves that were a boon for storing baskets.

    I can wax poetically about laundry rooms for an hour I suspect.

    The pics you pulled are great inspiration. You’re smart to look at the space as multifunctional. And smart to allocate the square footage to the space. Designing and building all the nooks and crannies will be a blast; you’ll love it.

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  2. like pintrest too ^^ though I try to keep it in waves otherwise I would never get anything done ;)

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    • Oh, isn’t it addicting?! Somedays I long for when I didn’t use it at all … :-)))


      • I usually check out hair cuts and nice sturdy clothes I want that would cost me a fortune..and nice things to have in my home…. it will be so nice when I get my new wallpaper up in the kitchen ^^ hihi picture bomb to come later ^^

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  3. Kayse

     /  09/10/2014

    I second your pinterest love!

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  • Hello! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of four (three on earth in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.

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