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Sunday, May 11, 2014

It All Started With A Sink...

For those of you who remember, I picked up this amazing aqua sink at the Farm Chicks show last year

I bought it without any idea what I was going to do with it, but knowing that it was just way too pretty and perfect to leave behind.  I threw around lots of ideas and finally settled on turning it into a hanging planter. 

Then one day as I was walking through my laundry room, it hit me.  Why not use the sink for, well, a sink?  When we built our house, we were originally going to put a sink in the laundry room but I decided that I would rather have the counter space.  Since then, I have become obsessed with vintage linens and really needed a good place to soak them.  Brian was getting a little sick of having to share the kitchen sink with me so I knew he would be on board with cutting out part of the counter and adding a sink.  Plus, we already had plumbing ready for it so I figured it couldn't be too hard of a project.  But what did I know?

For a good 6 months, I hunted high and low for the perfect faucet to go with my sink.  I couldn't just go to Lowes and buy any old faucet.  It had to be old or old looking.  I was just about ready to throw in the towel and spend big bucks on a repro that I found online when Brian called me to tell me that one of his contractors was gutting a 1947 house and said I could have the old kitchen faucet.  Score!

Its perfect and even has the original H & C on the handles.

So the addition of the sink and faucet posed another problem...the counter top.  The original one we had in was too beige-y so we had to replace that too with white tile.  Well, then the floor didn't match the counter so we had to rip that out and replace it with lighter ceramic tile.  Then the paint didn't match....are you getting where I'm going with this?  Yes, an entire laundry room remodel.  Well, it's all done now and I can finally show you my little decorator touches.  I apologize in advance for the photo quality.  There are no windows in this room so it's a little hard to get good pictures.  Hope you enjoy!

From the doorway that leads into the kitchen.

You don't have pie birds and Pyrex in your laundry room?  What is wrong with you?!  Brian put this shelf up for me (painted aqua of course) to catch the overflow from the kitchen.  The Ball Jars have been sitting on my washing machine for about a year now.  I can't find another place for them but don't think they look too bad there.

The sink that started the madness.  It really was worth all the work because it's the perfect place to soak linens.

My trusty Oxy Clean, coin catchall in a Zippy Pickle jar, and a Hazel Atlas shaker I found in the free box at a garage sale!

That awesome laundry bag dispenser I picked up the last time I visited Hanna along with some old dust pans, child size ironing board, and a pink jug.

I had a hard time trying to figure out how to display my small collection of child size hangers so for now I just hung them on the wall above the doorway.

Shout out to my pal Erica over at Golden Egg Vintage for directing me toward this awesome repro kitchen clock!

Small metal wastebasket found at an estate sale and a broom/dustpan combo in the most perfect shade of Jadeite green from World Market.

The pink hamper was another Farm Chicks find and the Cosco step stool used to be yellow.

I love this ironing board!  I bought it on another trip to visit Hanna.  The top part is yellow and the legs are aqua.  I found a very vintage-y looking cover at Home Goods.  It is also home to that pink hanger thingy I found at a sale last weekend until I figure out a better place for it.

The weather finally got nice enough around here for Brian to paint that brass colored shelf that I picked up at an estate sale a while back.  It was the last thing I needed done to finish this project.

I love it, especially the jar with all of the colorful clothespins.

The top of my cabinets holds some random yellow and aqua plastic pretties.

Finally, my small collection of laundry bags. 

Onto the next project!!

Happy Mothers Day!



  1. Cutest EVER! (It always start with one little thing though, lol).

  2. What a wonderful laundry room! Almost doesn't feel like a chore doing laundry in that room, huh? That pink hanger thingy would look cute with vintage hankies hanging from it.

  3. That sink set the ball rolling and my oh my did the ball roll! The room looks awesome and bet that laundry is no longer a chore to do!

  4. Love it! We are moving at the end of this month. A fresh start, end the chaos of this place! Can't wait for a little organization.

  5. Love it all! What a cheerful AND practical room now! I think the best treasures are the ones you can use, see, and appreciate on a daily basis. Fantastic job, Erica!

  6. Love the tour!! So very cute! Are you getting a wringer washer! Hah! Bet I know the answer to that one!

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  8. Beautiful job!! I would love to do laundry in that room!!

    (Sorry about my previous post. I hit the publish button before I had finished my sentence.)

  9. The cutest laundry room!! Love how vintage sweet all the touches are!! :) Hope you had a lovely weekend!! xo Holly

  10. This has to be the cutest laundry room I've ever seen!

  11. Your laundry room looks awesome and oh so vintage! I totally forgot about that laundry bag dispenser. Love that thing!

  12. I love it! Great job with all the unique finds. :) Don't you just wanna put a chair in there and hang out? That's how I was once I did mine vintage. Enjoy !

  13. Erica! It all looks so fabulous! I love all the little pastel things you collected for the project, and it was most definitely worth the wait!

  14. Erica, I love it all. I am actually a little jealous as I would like all of it in my laundry room! Enjoy that room, you did a super job.

  15. So so soooo in love!!! Can you come redecorate my laundry room?! ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  16. You need to submit this to a magazine, seriously, the world needs to see it and not just the blog-reading world! Fabulous!!! Just love that sink, not to mention all the Pyrex OBVIOUSLY ;)
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  17. Good grief... Is it ridiculous that I want to live in your laundry room?

  18. Oh my! That is the cutest laundry room I have even seen. The installation of your sink and faucet perfectly matches the overall ambience and style of the room. I love how you decorated and remodeled the entire laundry room. Well, it seems that everything is perfect, including the plumbing, which is great. Thanks for giving us a tour, Erica! All the best!

    Gordon Patton @ BisonPlumbing