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Clever Laundry Make – Over

Clever Laundry Make - Over, revamp a laundry on the cheap

The beginning…

Recently I came across a link for a dream laundry.
It isn’t posh, instead, it is quite simple and streamlined.

Something to spur me on with our laundry.

In the beginning…

Out with the dead chest freezer languishing in the Laundry

Hooray we have a council Clean up…quick, what else can we find to fill that precious 3Mx1Mx1M area!

Our spacious laundry had multiple shelving in various sizes and randomly attached to the walls with Ramjet hooks by the previous owners.

Doing some Google research I thought I knew it all to remove those metal thingit studs. Finding instead that they create an ugly big mangled hole in the wall!

So a halt in the proceedings until one of our friends who is a great handyman can remove all those painful pieces of metal and plaster them up for us.

Clever Laundry Make - Over, revamp a laundry on the cheap

A collection of shelves

Clever Laundry Make - Over, revamp a laundry on the cheap

Most of the shelves removed

Clever Laundry Make - Over, revamp a laundry on the cheap

Look closely and find the mangled hole in the plasterboard above the PowerPoint

Clever Laundry Make - Over, revamp a laundry on the cheap

Needs replacing. We need a small shelf and then hooks below it

Then we can paint and refresh this great utility space.

So….watch this space for our budget clean up.


Our need for water

Memories of a recent school run whence I picked up and drove home two of our grandsons Question – Bailey, are there puddles at school after all the rain? Answer – Yes, a big one on the Basketball court. But last week is was REALLY BIG! Question – Bailey can you climb into your car […] Continue reading →


charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange Happenings in the space of an hour Plan to go out to run some errands Discover it is raining a little but we head out anyway Follow the iPhone Maps App lady’s voice to the recycling facility Told, Oh sorry, we don’t collect these things. You will have to wait for your Council Dangerous Goods […] Continue reading →

Farmer gets a wife

of 1978, country life, country wife, rural living, old homestead , stone cottage, visiting a farm with children, cookery the Australian way, scones Impressions from my sister in law. Memories of 1978. #farmergetsawife Agriculturalists gets a wife City bride new to the country City spouse new to the country City girl marries her farmer City miss weds her rancher All of the above are depending on from where you live in this world. Different expressions….same meaning “I married […] Continue reading →

Message in a Leaf

Leaf, play, sense of adventure, simple living, #considerthelilly, #momentintime On the first day of August Which now seems light years away It being the last month of official Winter in Australia. I was wishfully speeding the approaching Spring on to valiantly burst out of Winter’s very tight coat So, I took a stroll with one of the grandsons A quick walk before the early […] Continue reading →

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air, gardening in spring, propagate plants, Adventure, children, Fun in the fresh air, Gardening with children, grandchildren, Memories, raise a child, sense of adventure, figaro dahlia, Nastertiums , geranium, Big Red Geranium, orange blossom, pruning hedges, hedge , Lavender Today the sun does shine beautifully here in Sydney. Contrast to yesterday when the same sun was out but the wind nearly blew one over. Even sitting here in the kitchen I could hear the wind gusts roaring through some tall gum trees at a park over the road. I know in some parts of […] Continue reading →

More than skin deep

More than skin deep, Adventure, Australia, country, first impressions, home made, joy, Memories, More than skin deep, observe a lesson, Observe with a quiet spirit, sense of adventure, simple living, rural living, glass louvres, fly screen, antique wheel rim , antique door hinge, vintage paint, fencing wire, fence posts, old window, rain water tanks, fuel tanks, Hahndorf , new car, old homestead What do you see Your first impression When you compare First fleeting impressions hit the eye immediately. How plain How happy How tall she walks How sad they look How harried they appear How naughty that child Wow, beautiful or handsome Wish I had some of that But that is only an impression Not the […] Continue reading →

A Kind of Instant

made, instant meal, Proverbs, Proverbs 31, soup without the tin, Virtuous woman Home late after a full Sunday out House is dark. Key turned in lock Greeted by Coldness Lights on Easy flick of switch for heater’s warm glow For others a more time consuming fire to be stoked We are so blessed with manifold creature comforts Home It embraces us and whispers welcome A much loved […] Continue reading →

Easy Soup for a windy day

Soup for a windy day, beef soup, homemade soup, bargain priced foods, whole food, easy soup, crockpot soup, beef soup bones, bone broth, roux for soup, lavender bush, lavender cutting, grow lavender from cuttings , healthy snacks, healthy soup, thrifty , frugal, pot of soup Far too windy today to do any gardening as can be seen by my grown from a cutting Lavender bush. It is sailing to the left. The plan had been to spray the Roses again for scale to really kill those suckers before all the new leaves appear on my for now Winter hibernating bushes. […] Continue reading →