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I never really had a laundry room before we bought the farmhouse.

I was so close…..

….almost in laundry room territory.

I had a washer and dryer behind a bi-fold door and a washer in the kitchen and a dryer on the outside porch and washer and a clothesline…..

….and they all managed to get the job done.


But in my heart I always longed for a farmhouse laundry room.

You know….with shelving and cubbies and old-fashioned laundry soap and a white picket fence outside the window.

So when we moved to the farmhouse and walked in the back door and saw an entire room devoted to nothing but folding and sorting and washing and drying and organizing all things laundry…..

….I was sold.


I mean…..

…..I love to do laundry.

Am I the only one?

Please tell me you love a stinky sock transformation or two.

I know it’s random….but when you put in a load of stinky, smelly socks that should be sent to the local dump and after this easy trick and they come out white and smelling not stinky anymore….

….it’s enough to make you believe in miracles.


I love the feel of towels fresh from the dryer and crisp white sheets and fabric softener that makes your pillow cases smell like rain.

I love whites that get whiter and colors that stay brilliant.

And on a warm spring day….you can open the window in here and close your eyes and pretend like you’re going all Laura Ingalls Wilder…..

…..and it’s wash day outside.


Except your wash board is a super-powered high efficiency washer that spins like a tornado and does all the work for you.

Sorry, Laura.

I’ll save your washboard for another day. 🙂


Want to create your own farmhouse laundry room?

Be sure and check out my inspiration collection I created here.  I love all the black and white inspiration….

….especially that ruffled shower curtain.

Laura and Mary and Carrie and Ma and Pa would be proud. 🙂


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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I am just pea green with envy!! My wash room consists of a water heater, a furnace, a sink, some cabinets, an ironing board, dust bunnies and lint. I guess I could get inspired and try to hide all of the ugly necessities -- and try to beautify and redo -- but summer is coming up and the outdoors is calling so I guess I'll just pin this and come back to it this fall for my inspiration :-) Your laundry room is beautiful and I don't mind doing it nor do I mind ironing. To me it is sort of relaxing.

  2. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Miz karianne......love the way your laundry room looks. And I really wish I could do something with mine.....sigh, maybe someday. The truth is, my entire house is sadly U.G.L.Y. But, for now I'm kinda like Marisa Franca..... hello all-things-wonderful-outdoors.....

  3. Image for Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

    Oh my, I need a laundry room! I cane imagine "going all Laura Ingalls Wilder" being beat boxed. No, no I don't love doing laundry, I don't care for it one bit! I do want to see the tip, because if I'm going to to do it I want to do it well. :D

  4. Image for Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane

    I'm with you--I love to DO laundry...I just hate putting it all away! Your laundry room is absolutely lovely. I need to evolve my laundry room from the dungeon in the basement to at least the Little House on the Prairie era. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    I have always loved your laundry room as well as Laura Ingalls! So Funny we have talked n Planned more about laundry room than any of the others. Mine is in basement in A corner. Teeny timer closet corner that is. So Funny just told my mom I think I want a clothesline in New house some day! Keep writing love it!!

  6. Image for Kris Kris

    Nope. Don't like doing laundry. Not even a little. My washer and dryer are old-school and live in the basement and every time I wash, I pray the washer will stay balanced and not do a dance across the floor. No pretty laundry room in my future! But I like admiring yours.

  7. Image for Anne Presley Anne Presley

    I agree your surroundings impact how you feel about that particular task. I have added some of my grandchildren's musings and artistic endeavors to brighten my day when doing laundry - also reminds me to pray for them at the same time. The best about your laundry room is how bright and cheery it is and I never mind doing laundry in a bright cheery place. Blessings for a bright and cheery day wherever you are.

  8. Image for BrocanteuseRose BrocanteuseRose

    Ooooh I used to pretend to be Laura Ingalls when I was younger with my Grandma she was always Mary, except with us it was doing the dishes. IF we had only had thought to turn it into laundry time also! :)

  9. Image for Glenda Glenda

    If I had your laundy room I would love doing laundry also! Mine is a little closet...cannot turn around! Could you please tell me the color on your walls?

  10. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    You have the loveliest laundry room on the planet! You don't want to know what I have...not nearly as glamorous...or spacious...but, it gets the work done. I could have used your laundry room when my kids were little tikes....and I did load after load...in an area with a furnace, water heater, storage, dust and icky spider webs! Oh, happy days! ;)

  11. Image for Regina Regina

    I'm a secret laundry-lover, too. And I think Laura would have been ALL OVER that HE washer! :) She was progressive, you know. I wish I could hang out clothes today . .. but they wouldn't get very dry! LOL Love your laundry room - mine is a converted enclosed back porch, but it has THREE windows and is painted a lovely green - "feathergrass." Not much by way of decorating, except for the antique washboard that has "My Old Kentucky Home" painted on it - LOVE that thing, from my husband's grandfather! I have plans, though . . . ;) Your black and white would look lovely with my light green, don't you think?

  12. Image for lisa@celebrate creativity lisa@celebrate creativity

    Hi Karianne, I never thought I would ever covet a "laundry room". Oh, what is the world coming too?lol This is such a delightful room, with beautiful (and functional) accessories. I think I wouldn't mind doing laundry so much if I had a similar setup. Have a wonderful day, Lisa

  13. Image for Marie @ The Interior Frugalista Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

    Karianne, I love your light and airy laundry room. I can imagine how that would have sold you on buying the house. Mine is in the basement, and although we gave it a beautiful makeover, it's nothing like a bright and cheery room with a full window on the main floor like yours. I am jealous!

  14. Image for Anna Anna

    Thanks for including my tip! I use it all the time. :) Also your laundry room is gorgeous, makes me think it might be time to redecorate mine already. :) Anna

  15. Image for Brenda Brenda

    Thanks for the inspiration about the laundry. I really like everything about a really sweet little room to get away, hear the hum of the washer and dryer, the smell of all the products, and know I'm the reason my family looks nice all the time. Ironing is my time to reflect. Your home is just beautiful. I always look forward to your projects and you funny stories. You have a real gift.

  16. Image for Lori Powell Lori Powell

    Hi Carrie, I love your blog! I was very interested to see your collection for the farmhouse bath, but disappointed that I just got the email this morning and at least 3 of the items say no longer available, did they sell out that quickly or did the vendor not know how much inventory they had ......I notice this happens alot with these type of blog posts :(

  17. Image for Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker

    I hung the washboard on the wall and put the old iron on the counter in the laundry room. I have them, but I do not use them. They sure are pretty, though!

  18. Image for Cindy Cindy

    This laundry room is two-thumbs-up-beautiful! It's the label: 'farmhouse laundry' that stopped me in my tracks. I grew up on the farm, I was in lots of farm houses while growing up. Back doors were piled with mud boots, and assorted paraphernalia required to work the farm that got dropped there by tired/busy farmers, farm wives, and their kids. But let me assure you, NONE had a laundry room like yours! Mom's laundry room was a washer that lived out on the porch, got pulled in and hooked up to the kitchen sink on laundry day, then pulled back out after the washing up was done. With a clothes line outside on non-rainy days, or a wooden rack opened out on top of the furnace grate. The farmhouse laundry rooms I see these days are updated, yes, so I think I just dated myself!! And my mom was a saint-I never recall hearing her complain about any of that, either then or now!

  19. Image for Pinky at Designs by Pinky Pinky at Designs by Pinky

    Oh to have a laundry ROOM!!!!!!!!!! I have a laundry closet, and up till last week the door iopened INTO the "closet" and I had to fight it every time I did the laundry. My dear hubby came to my rescue and took the door OFF and replaced it with an accordian door and it is SOOOOO much better I almost cried. YOUR laundry room is the envy of all of blogland. Just fabulous! LOVE!!!!

  20. Image for myforeverchanginghome myforeverchanginghome

    I love your laundry room! So pretty! I think I need to make me a rail road sign... just because.

  21. Image for Kristi Kristi

    Oh my goodness! This is AH-MAZING!!! How could you not love to do laundry there?! Featuring you on my Friday Finds this week @ www.makingitinthemountains.com.

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