This weekend we did a mini-makeover of our laundry room, which is located on our back porch. It’s a small room and not only does it serve as a laundry room, it is our mudroom, our junk room,the cat box room, and the animal food storage room. Because it is used so heavily, it gets junky and dirty very quickly. I don’t have a before picture, but you can just imagine how much stuff was on our porch. And it was visible to everyone who came to our back door.
Storage is always an issue when you live in a small house. Last Monday, we spotted a tall cabinet at the auction that we thought would fit beside our washer and dryer. We bid on it and got it for $20!
I already had this aqua paint left over from another project. The shade is Aqua Glow by Valspar. I left the shelves and inside of the cabinet unpainted. After 2 coats dried, I pulled out my Annie Sloan waxes. I mixed the clear and dark waxes together to “age” the piece.
There is a small table on the back porch on which Rascal is sitting. Underneath it is the litter box. If you look closely, you can see Henry’s tail as he’s going in. And yes, there is a microwave oven on the table. Our kitchen is small, and there isn’t much room for it in there, so we store it on the porch. We mostly use it for popcorn.
In front of one window, there is a pine shelf that the cats like to sit on to look out onto the world. They are indoor cats. I actually picked up these little figurines at the auction. They were on the ground and no one wanted them.