Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back to School

Our laundry room had that awful roll vinyl flooring. Something which I could not live with. I wanted to replace it with something fun and bright that matched the blue tile in the adjacent kitchen. I've always wanted to do a floor in VCT, (think the kind of tiles that they use is schools) so that is what we used. We had our friend Jerry put it in for us and it looks absolutely fabulous.

We also finally got our new washer and dryer which are beautiful. Too bad I can't use the yet because the water supplies are leaking too bad. Mount dirty laundry is about to overtake our house.

Here's what the laundry room floor looked like before.

Just for fun here is what the original floor in 1950 looked like.

A little closer look.
The fun thing about the original floor is if you look really close some of those little squares are glittery.

Now for the new.

Cutting down the tiles from 12" to 9". According to our flooring expert 9" tiles would be a more appropriate size for the age of the house and also since the room is so tiny we get more pattern in the small space.

Here it is now. In all of its glorious beauty. I really, really, really love it.

Wonderful washer and dryer. The space is pretty small so it's hard to get a picture of both of them together.

Now I just need to find some cute little shelves to put my soap and other laundry things. I'm also going to make a little cafe curtain with a funky print fabric. I've been searching but can't find the perfect fabric just yet.


  1. Will you please come decorate our new house? Please? LOVE IT!

  2. Oh my, LOVE it! This is so exciting :) Pretty awesome looking W&D, too. A fun place to do laundry, how novel! And it looks out over your back yard. I just love that house, so many fun details and you guys are making it such a neat place.

  3. I want to have a martini in there it looks so cool! If ever a laundry room could smile, this one would be :)