This is the view from the back door. (Usually the ladder and the laundry hamper aren't in the middle of the room.) Note the boat winch on the wall, used for cranking open the basement trapdoor. So pretty. That door goes to the kitchen. It's beautiful too. This is the room that taught me to always buy samples of paint. The chip looked beige; the walls turned out pink. They've been that way for about six years. The only thing I like in this photo is all the space inside those cabinets on the left. (But those strap hinges have got to go.)
View from the kitchen door. It's always bugged me how the washer and dryer stuck way out into the room like that, so today I finally got back behind there to see if there's a reason for it. There's not. I plan to shove them down towards the kitchen so they're in the corner. Note the really ugly wall heater that I'm going to hide somehow. That area rug next to it was the subject of an ongoing argument between the old trash company and me. They said it was too big for them to take; I kept putting it out in the trash because I have no place else to take it. The town has a new trash company now, so we'll see what happens.
This is the least-ugly part of the laundry room, but that's only because I primed those shingle walls and bought that little telephone bench. (The seat of which is covered with a towel because it's become the furbabies' nap spot.) The door on the right goes into the bathroom I just finished. I need to decide if I'm going to replace that door; if not, I need to paint it.
I have a long way to go
before this room looks pretty....