FUN WITH IRONING BOARD COVERS

By |2014-10-16T17:52:33-04:00January 26, 2014|8 McDowell|

 Are ironing board covers your idea of a fun purchase?

For me the answer is yes! It’s true: I am very into ironing.

 I’ve mentioned here before that I really like to iron. Yes, really and truly. It satisfies me and makes me feel good. Many, many, many years ago I remember my Mother showing me the correct way to iron cotton, long sleeved shirts. And tea towels. And sheets. Of course, I could have ended up hating this entire business but no, I ended up really enjoying it.

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Fast forward to a year ago. My ironing board is old. It belonged to my Grandmother who died in 1980 and I have had it ever since. It’s sturdy and solid and so easy to fold and unfold, unlike the shaky, thin and about-to-collapse kind you see now. And remember, to an “ironer” these are important distinctions. When we redid our present laundry room/pantry I looked into the kind of boards that come out from the wall or slide out from a cabinet. In the end they all seemed too small and not sturdy enough to work with and iron sheets. I opted to keep this very old but “much loved” board.

LAUNDRY ROOM REDESIGN

By |2014-06-15T13:12:27-04:00January 23, 2012|8 McDowell, Color|

Time to talk laundry.

 We have a laundry room: from the garage you go directly into this room, then a few steps into the back hall and you’re in the kitchen. It’s a nice size room: about 10′ x 12′ and has an east facing window for lots of morning sun. Those are the basics.

What’s in it? When we moved in there was a washer and a dryer and a deep, free standing, plastic utility sink.  Nothing else. Oh, yes, some shelves on the wall, right over the washer and dryer so of course I can’t reach/use them as they are too high up and far away! Thank goodness we brought some old bookcases with us for storage.

I’m embarrassed to show you…but here goes. One of the offending corners of the room:

What a complete jumble:

more of the sight for sore eyes:
cookbooks, vases, baskets of hardware and lightbulbs, my bean pot…you get the idea.

We’re getting estimates for redoing this room! I’ve added and subtracted cabinets, corner units, glass doors etc. several times. But we’re getting close. Oh, thank goodness for blogs and for Houzz and the internet in general for SO many […]
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