Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Letting the Light in

I have always loved a light filled home. My last house was filled with light. Speaking of my last house, can you believe it has been a year already since we moved? I can't. Time is flying by so fast.


Anyway, this house also allows the light to flow in. I love how Sabrina finds sunbeams to sit in.



This is our laundry/powder room hall.



The laundry room has a beautiful window in it.


As you can see, the solid door blocks the light from coming in the hallway.

So, this is my remedy. I replaced it with a frosted glass door that says "Laundry" on it. I think it has such a cute "cottage" look. It lets the light in and hides our laundry from guests when they use the powder room. Nobody needs to see my underwear hanging up to dry. hee,hee,hee.


This is the powder room. I replaced the builder boring light fixture, upgraded the pedestal sink and added the storage cabinet above the toilet.


I also thought this was the perfect place to hang one of my cherished art pieces from my friend, Sue. Yes, it's a real rabbit food bag from England. Cool huh?



Finally, this is a basket I got from a vintage market here in town. I found the "fake" eucalyptus from Pier 1. I love the smell of the real stuff, but I read it can be poisonous to cats and I didn't want to take any chances with my baby girl.



So what do you think of the laundry door?

Light, love and hugs to you,
Michelle


31 comments:

gracie said...

Love your home pictures...thank you for sharing...

Kris Thompson said...

Love it all, especially the door! And your kitty gets along with the rabbits?

Kris Thompson said...

Love it all, especially the door! And your kitty gets along with the rabbits?

tink's mom said...

That door is fabulous. Perfect for that spot. Such a waste of daylight hiding behind the solid door. I love Sabrina sitting in the light, she is a beautiful kitty.

Sukochi Lee said...

You are such a talented decorator, Michelle! Can't wait for more "peeks" at you new home.
Sukochi Lee

Sukochi Lee said...

You are such a talented decorator, Michelle! Can't wait for more "peeks" at you new home.
Sukochi Lee

Sharon said...

I love everything!

Melody said...

I, too, love seeing the pictures of your decorating. You laundry door/ light solution is brilliant

sandi s said...

I love the door!!! Hugs,

Kris said...

Hey, I am great at doing laundry - do you need a live in maid? :-)) Oh, yeah, and I LOVE the door!! And the powder room!! And all the light that comes in!! And you!!!

speedyrabbit said...

I love that door,its perfect and it is so you as well.xx Rachel

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I love it! It's perfect. :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT was a fabulous tour of your cottage. The remedy with the frosted glass door is PERFECTION. You still have privacy, but with a muted light source. Oh Shell, it's looking wonderful! And I know what you mean about the light. I love to hang out in the front room where the morning and early afternoon light burst in. Then I move to the great room in the back where the retired sunset gleams on the walls. I live by the light of the sun and moon, and try my best to live by the light of truth and love. Oh God, help me do that! AND.....I LOVE THAT RABBIT FOOD BAG!

Betsy said...

Michelle, my daughter is redoing her kitchen and laundry and I showed her your door. Can you share the source so she can buy one?

Heather said...

So pretty Michelle. I just love the laundry room door, a perfect solution. Where did you find the cabinet in your bathroom, I have been looking for a white one just like it for over 2 years!

Binka said...

It's a very pretty cottage. I remember your last house did have more light, though. Do you now have any skylights here, or plans to install? That might help rid some of the dark corners.
The frosted glass door was a great idea, Michelle, and really charming. Why not add a little "laundry art" such as a mini washboard or print of colorful clothesline?
Thanks for the tour!

FabricandFlowers said...

Lovely home. So uncluttered and peaceful.

Tina said...

Love, love, love your Laundry Room door! Great idea and I think it was a really smart idea to take advantage of all that wonderful sunshine. Your home is just beautiful too. I love the wall colors and the flooring. Such a cozy, warm, charming home you have made for you and your family!!!

Sue said...

Glad to see the bag survived the move! Everything looks great, we are coming to the USA in August but I don't think we are anywhere near you!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love love that laundry room door--you are so good at decorating and finding the neatness things!!
and thanks for the photo of Sabrina--I take it she loves her new home too--but then I think she would love any place as long as you and David where there!!
love and laughter, di

Sherry said...

I enjoyed the tour of your lovely home. I love the laundry room doors the way the light comes through.

Jill Cooper said...

Love the laundry room door. Perfect solution!

Jill Cooper said...

Love the laundry room door. Perfect solution!

Christine M said...

I just love your laundry door, Shell.

Jeanette said...

Love your laundry door. Love seeing photos of your home & how you are decorating it. Hugs, xx

Rabbits' Guy said...

I guess it's OK. (Sorry - just a guy thing - doors are doors.) Oh cats - yep - so good at finding the sun.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello precious friends! Thank you Shell and MISS HANNAH-BO-BANA for coming to visit my post. Oh, you are always welcomed into my garden!

DebbieM said...

Love your laundry door!!! Your cottage is beautiful, Shell, love seeing your lovely decor!!

Fran Caswell said...

I love the door. I need to give my laundry room some much needed attention and a door like that would be perfect. Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely home.

Jindi's Cottage said...

A year already! Very cute laundry door...

Createology said...

Every detail you add to your home is perfection. The frosted glass laundry door really does let the light shine. Sabrina is so very sweet in seeking sunshine. Blessings...