Two weeks ago, I shared our UPDATED FAMILY ROOM with you…
…and if you read it, then you know that the #1 question from that post was…
…what’s behind those barn doors?
…it’s our new upstairs laundry station for the kids 🙂 .
When we were adding on the house, we had *ideas* about adding a laundry area for the kids, so when we saw that our new long hallway had this space built up (basically on the roof) that would be going to waste, we turned that into a place for our kids to do their laundry.
We installed big barn doors to slide all the way open on either side to hide the washer, dryer, a place for laundry baskets and all of their upstairs supplies.
You can slide them a little open or you can slide them all the way open depending on what you need to do.
Since the space is naturally higher (with the slope of the roof on the other side), we have a step stool that they can pull down to help.
And at the end of the day, we close the doors and hide the mess.
I know what you’re thinking…do they actually do their laundry up there? YES! One of them is doing an excellent job, one is doing a pretty good job and two little ones are great at bringing their laundry over, helping Andrew or me load it and then they’re excellent at sorting and putting away (well, I’m not sure if they’re excellent or if I’ve just lowered my standards… 😉 ).
So, just another piece of the Shull renovation from you know where to share.
(Remember when readers told me I should hashtag this construction project #theshullsh*&show? I still laugh about that!)
If you missed our other recently added/renovated rooms, they’re right here (including the downstairs laundry room!)…
…also, I know that many of you might be new, so if you haven’t checked out this post about the little girls’ special closet…
…you can catch it HERE. Five years ago, Andrew and I added on a little third floor space to give these girlies a big closet. I felt like it was fitting to re-share that today since that’s where they’re putting away all of their laundry 😉 .
If you’re looking for the sources we used for this upstairs laundry station, here they are:
Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams Moderate White, the trim is SW Antique White
Cabinet Hardware (in satin copper)
Barn Door Hardware
How to Hang Your Barn Doors video Andrew watched in order to learn how to hang the barn doors
Barn doors custom made here by Douglas Cabinetry (they’ve done all of the cabinets in the entire house…now twice…)
One more thing…
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Happy Thursday, friends! I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! xx