When I saw this frame come up at the auction I knew it had to be mine and knew I had to paint it.
The Whitehall Laundry is an actual laundry "BAG".
I purchased the bag from Anita, she deals in estates and furniture.
Every now and then she sends a treasure my way.
Our little dressing room has grown and matured so much in a few short years.
This room serves all our clothing needs including laundry folding, ironing, and of course dressing.
Here she is as a youngster.
And now she has graduated, making both of us very proud.This is the area that we have needed the most.
An area to drop clean laundry and get it folded.
I shopped my own signs for the wall art, one of them also covers the fuse box.
The curtain tie backs were bought at a local second hand store.
The scrolled metal shelf brackets were found at a yard sale.
The shelf is cut from 2 pine bed rails and is double deep.
This thick vanity surface was stolen from a large midcentury desk I tore down for parts.
We found the drawers on the side of the road.
I customized and installed them under the surface.
I've had this urn for years, handmade in India of solid brass.
It had a wonderful patina in dark reds and browns but I had this planned the whole time.
It was just hard to touch the white paint to it. Now that it's done was there any question.
My stacked dresser got moved to a new location.
The full write up about their transformation can be found here.
I finally got to spray paint some more baskets to go with the room.
Spraying baskets takes a lot of paint and time.
One problem I still have with the room is an ironing board.
I wanted to get one in a cabinet that hangs on the wall then hinge this full length mirror to it.
Mom and Dad had one in their house and it was great,
but the cost of these wonderful things is high
so I will make due for now until I can find one or figure out how to build one.
Like I need more things to do!
There is one or two more small items I would like to find for the room.
One being a cute shabby waste basket,
and that's what I'll be on the look out for at
Scout Handmade + Vintage Market
1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC
This Saturday May 26
10am to 4pm
More pictures of this transformation can be seen at OUR HOME TOUR,
I have also added some pictures on the BEFORE AND AFTER page
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