The Progress of Redemption :: A Laundry Room Story (with a dash of kitchen) and why we painted over “good wood”

laundry room{hutch // bead & tassels // chair// pillow // stump}

Let’s chat about our laundry room/back porch/front porch–because this is where 99% of people enter into our house and it also has a bathroom just to make it even more weird!

I wrote about painting the floors in this post. But I wanted to answer a few more questions and share our thought process on how and why we made certain choices.

My favorite parts of this space

  • higher ceilings
  • big doggie door
  • dutch door (it truly looks like it was just a regular door that someone cut in half)

You should also know this room is a crazy addition. There was a closet in the house for the laundry room before but then this addition was added. Now this added on porch/room blocks half the view from the bay window in the kitchen–lots of sad trombones for that choice…

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When it’s Time to Paint Your Ugly Floor

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It’s time. You know the room, that wall, that floor, that space that would be so much better if you just had the budget for it and if only your husband was a contractor? That is all of my rooms. Let’s stop waiting. Let’s do something about it now so that we can start enjoying […]

Laundry Room Teaser: Paint is My Hero

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Y’all. Same view, eighteen months apart. The laundry room makeover cost practically zero dollars {paint from floor to ceiling and we already had all of that but one can.} Paint is my BFF. To see all the befores afters and hows click here. PS, are you following along on instagram? More photos of this room […]

Your New Favorite Color

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Once I was meeting with someone for a consultation and they seemed a little bored with their current room. I admire the fact that she didn’t want to make any big changes, her one question–what color can I add into the space I already have just to make it feel more fresh? She already had […]

My “I’m in my 40′s and there’s stuff I need easy access to while I’m in bed” box.

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I’ve wanted a pretty storage box next to my bed for ages. But I waited for one that was just the right size, with the kind of lid that was attached so if I needed to find my book light in the dark I wouldn’t knock the lid on the floor and wake everyone up. […]

What I Learned in 2014 #imperfectionistsunite

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Today I’m linking up with my sister, Emily from Chatting at the Sky to share what I learned in 2014…. I love this community more every year. I cannot thank you enough for your love, acceptance, spelling corrections, laughs and general putting-up-with-me-ness. We are kindred spirits. 2014 was my favorite year yet as far as […]

Home. For Christmas.

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I’m hosting a sale with one of my favorite online shops, Joss & Main. One of the reasons I like them is that they have super fast shipping, and I’m impatient. I’d just love for you to come hang out and look around I’d love for you to do that. But this sale is just […]

Because Sometimes You Need to Listen to your Walls

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Have you seen the new Lindsay Letters Holiday Collection?!  Every year she reveals her new holiday line and it takes me back to being an eight year old when my grandma would hand me the JC Penney Christmas Catalog. It’s a grown-up delight to see all the beauties she’s been working on creatively photographed. I […]

Vignette With Whimsy

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This is one of my favorite photos from our last house, the rental. I liked it so much I suggested it for the cover of my book. Zondervan had better ideas (they were right!) but I still adore this photo. It’s fun and lighthearted, it has wonky imperfectly hung plates, dust on the table, and […]

What Progress Really Looks Like

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I’m putting this picture of two of our kittens in this post, in case you need to quickly scroll up and look at something cute after seeing all this mess… Once again, my office is the hardest working room. Can you imagine trying to store this mess inside our house? I’m so happy to have […]

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