Monday, October 5, 2009

The Procrastinator's Party

I am so excited about this party I can hardly contain myself!  For one thing, I LOVE a good party.  For two....I love a deadline!  Yes, that's right.  A DEADLINE.  Be it hosting a party in your own home, having the relatives that you never see suddenly show up for a visit, or just your own personal one.  I, for one, struggle with imposing the deadlines on myself, but love it when circumstances impose them on me.  When I have a deadline, or a goal, to work towards, I am one happy camper.  Because at the end of it only YOU are the most proud of your HARD WORK.
So, when I stumbled across Melissa's post at the Inspired Room, my wheels began a-turnin'.  Just what could I get done that I have been putting off?  It didn't take long for me to go straight to the laundry room.  It is one of those rooms that you WORK in, WALK through, and, frankly, don't want to spend too much time in.  This summer I surprised a dear friend of mine by making over her laundry room.  Of course, this only led to laundry room envy.

I don't have any BEFORE photos of it...and, oh, how I wish I did!  Just imagine white walls, oak cabinets, and florescent lighting.

Pay no attention to the cabinet doors that have yet to be hung.  I offered out my husband's services to which he has yet to provide.  Thankfully, we have good friends:)
Okay, okay.  So, enough about them....back to me and my sad tale of a laundry room.

Oh, dear.  It's worse than I thought.  What am I signing myself up for?!  Deep breaths.....I have TWO WEEKS people.  Two weeks to get this puppy looking shiny and new.  And, of course, it's all about accountability.  You know I can't put this out there without some serious ribbing if I leave it incomplete.
So, I've got BIG plans for this tiny little space.  How I would love the counter top space or even a utility sink in is not to be, though, so I will work with what I have.  Oh, and BTW, I am going to try and do this for next to nothing.  Can we do it?  Yes, we can!!
As an added bonus, I would love those of you who are following this blog but are not blogging, to join me on this adventure.  Send me your BEFORE and AFTER photos of a project you are going to tackle between the days of October 6-20 and I will showcase your efforts here at the end of the TWO WEEKS.  Just because you're not blogging doesn't mean you can't join in on the fun!  Check out The Inspired Room for ideas on WHAT project to do.  It's an amazing blog that has, well, lots of inspiration.
Okay, who's with me?  Come October 20th lay your paint brushes down, unplug your staple guns, and send me those AFTER photos!
Can't wait to share in the joy of a finished project with you all!


cottagewish said...

I so wish I had a laundry room, instead of a cold corner of the basement...brrr, I throw clothes in and run. I just found your blog and love your posts so far. You have a vision for making things look pretty. Can't wait to see more.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your laundry room! Mine is in major need of a make-over, too. Maybe you will inspire me to tackle mine!


Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Oh wow! You surprised your friend with a laundry room makeover? That is so amazing! I wish I had a friend like you!! So nice! Good luck on your laundry room. Can't wait to see what you do. The room you did for your friend is absolutely lovely!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oooo, this will be a fun one to watch!!! You did a great job with your friend's laundry room!

ButterYum said...

I'm so please to see this wonderful job you've done. I really should think about doing something similar in my LR. Great job!!!!


Red Writing said...

It is going to be great! Can't wait to see!
Love your beautiful blog--coming back often!

Astrid said...

I'm excited to see your laundry room afters! Mine is just a mess....and it'll probably stay that way! (good thing there's a door and I can walk by without seeing it! LOL!)

Jayne said...

If your's is half as pretty as what your did for your friend, it'll be a smashing success! Can't wait to see it!

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see it! :)

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Ooo...your friend is lucky to know you! And girlfriend, your laundry room is so not horrible. But I can't wait to see what you do with it! I have a laundry closet that I have ZERO inspiration for. Blah.

susan @ Your home, only better. said...

I just love that room...might even enjoy laundry! I particularly like how you worked the black/white into it.

Visiting here from the blog party!

Have a great day,


sherisimasek said...

oh, i'll take your laundry room in it's before state. I have a sad laundry closet. with no light. and a litter box crammed in between the washer and the wall. i can't wait to see what you do with yours! Love your blog template btw LOL - looks eerily familiar - we have good taste!

Jen R. said...

I can't wait to see the afters' I wish we had a nicer laundry room!

Halle@HouseCapated said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Can't wait to see your laundry room. You CAN do it!! But you already know that :).

I'm going to follow you to keep up with your updates!!

Anonymous said...

Wow,your laundry room is already prettier than mine- so I can't wait to see what you've got planned! Love what you did with your friend's room!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I'll will take your before, also!
Mine is in the basement...a forgotten space-by all but me-I spend plenty of time there! I can't wait to see!