Monday, November 4, 2013

123 Vacation Crashing: A Quick Laundry Room Update

Earlier this year, my hubby's parents decided to purchase a quaint little place down in Florida.  It is their hard earned getaway/retirement home and we couldn't be more excited that they have a place to take a break from our harsh Wisconsin weather.  We actually drove our boys down there to check it out back in April, and also fell in love with the state of Florida.  Warm weather, sun, sand and the most beautiful colors of water....  I have been obnoxiously begging offering to "house sit" for them in-between their visits... sigh...

Well, all of that sweet talk must of finally got to them.  They recently called us up and offered to watch our boys if we wanted to take a long weekend down south.  You know those days where everything aligns and you feel like you just struck gold after winning the Mega Bucks and Powerball combined?  That is how we felt when we received the offer.  So a few weeks later, we hopped on a plane with not much more than our swimsuits and flip flops and off to Florida we went.


I am guessing there are a handful of people who read this that also know my hubby's parents personally.  If that is the case, time to lock up your lips and toss away the key.  I know they don't read this, so I am not worried about them finding out that....

We crashed their home!

OK, so I had to make it sound so much more dramatic than it was, you know, for effect.  They knew we were staying there.  In fact, they personally handed us the keys and were taking care of our kiddos.  But what they didn't know, and still don't know, is that we raided one of the rooms in there home during the very short time we were there.  And now this ants in my pants excited girl can't keep her trap shut and just had to blog about it because it was so fun.

As of right now, everything in the place is a blank slate.  They are slowly trying to furnish it and make it functional.  So far they have given every room a coat of fresh, vibrant paint, but beyond that, they know it will take awhile to really make it feel like "home" 2.0.

So when I saw this adorable little laundry room, I just had to do something with it.  It is a sickness {sorry for the photo quality, I didn't even bring my nice camera so phone photos only in today's post}.


The TV stand next to the washer and dryer was acting as a temporary catch-all for the dryer lint, laundry detergent and dryer sheets.  Other than that, not a lot was going on in this space.  Yet.

The hubs and I took an afternoon, cruised around the city, and picked up a few gifts for our parents and when we left, the room was looking more like this.


I wanted to give them a mixture of open and concealed storage, next to the washer and dryer.  That way, the laundry detergent and a small trash can, can be tucked away inside {yet simple to access}...


And cleaning supplies, beach towels and other laundry care items can be on display above.




Of course, I must give credit when credit is due.  My hubby thought it would be nice to put their dryer sheets in a napkin holder.  I am pretty sure my heart exploded.  14 years together and I just might be wearing off on him.


To the left of the stacked washer and dryer, was the water heater.  It wasn't the prettiest thing to see when walking in the room, so we added some cup holders to the side of the washer and to the wall with heavy duty command strips, along with a wooden dowel to act as a curtain rod.  Now you see it....


Now you don't!


Of course, just like with any project we tackle, we considered safety.  The water heater is an electric model an we were sure to place the curtain a safe distance from the heater itself.

This small little nook was another blank slate when we arrived.


Seemed like the perfect place to pop in some laundry sorters which also holds a small ironing board. 



Although this makeover was 100% unplanned and on a whim, the entire room pulled together nice and quickly and is so much more functional and comfortable now.  The curtains add a softness while also keeping with the home's happy color scheme {and easily hid away the unsightly stuff}.  The cabinet, which is typically intended for bathrooms, was the perfect fit and will be a great place for them to expand upon and even set up a little beach station if they wish down the line.  The laundry sorters are sure to get all sorts of use, especially when larger families of five head down to visit.  Oh!  And I got to check out a Hobby Lobby {we are deprived of those stores around here} and have fun doing what I love, even on vacation.

Bryan's parents have been endlessly helpful to us over the years, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to sneak in a little something for them.  They are heading back in a few weeks so fingers crossed that we get a phone call of shocked excitement when they arrive.

Anyone else ever given a family member or friend a mini-surprise makeover?  How did they react?  And just so you all know, we are up for vacationing just about anywhere, wink wink!


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  1. Gorgeous room-You are amazing. My younger sister lives in Florida on the gulf side so we always love the chance to visit. I live in Wisconsin also so the warm weather down there is wonderful. By the way there is a Hobby Lobby in Wausau Wi. Have a great day

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  2. Ahhhh! So cute!!

    Can I ask where you found the laundry sorter with ironing board? A friend of mine mentioned to me yesterday that she was looking for exactly that, but we couldn't find one anywhere!

    Thanks a million!
    Rach

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    1. The one we used came from Target!

      xo,

      Jen

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    2. Thanks for asking Rach-- was wondering the same thing!! Is that where the basket was from too??

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  3. Looks great! I used to rearrange a room when babysitting for my sister. I would do it with her kids and we would wait to see how long it took her to notice! She always loved it!

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  4. Wow, Jen, what an amazing gift to give your in-laws!!! Now that's the kind of thank you anyone would greatly appreciate!!! You are amazingly talented & generous to share your gifts in this way especially during your time away! Love everything you did :-)

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  5. Hi Jen! That looks great! I'm sure that they will be very happy when they arrive! How long did it take you to finish that project?

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  6. It looks great! What an awesome surprise to come home to.

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  7. girl, you are amazing! You can pull a room together just. like. that! Anytime you want to vacation in boston you just let me know and i will gladly give you my keys :-)

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  8. So beautiful and you are super sweet! I hope you got in a little beach time too while you were there. Oh and my home is always open! We have a Hobby Lobby just down the street. :)

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  9. Wow that's fabulous! Anytime you want to come over to England, just shout out won't you?!

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  10. Oh my goodness, the room turned out great! How nice of you to do that for your in-laws! That's a true organizer/decorater right there, doing projects on vacation. :)

    I'm just excited I finished my little bathroom refresh (which you motivated me to do from your recent post)!

    http://interiorfun.blogspot.com/2013/11/boys-bathroom-makeover.html#.Unfd-82U5uE

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  11. Where did the curtains and furniture come from?

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    1. Most of the items came from a quick trip to Target, including the cabinet, sorter, curtains and rug.

      xo!

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  12. Oooooh!!! What a cute and sweet idea! Love what you have done. May I ask you where you found all the beautiful accessories, like the rug, curtains, napkin holder, etc. ? I love the look and the colors! Loooove your blog!! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks Tatjana! Most of the items came from a quick trip to Target, including the cabinet, sorter, curtains and rug. Some of the smaller accessories came from Hobby Lobby as well.

      xo!

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  13. May I ask where you purchased the white cabinet? The room looks fantastic!

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    1. Hi Andrea!

      The cabinet is from Target, we found it on sale for $30 off, so that was a huge help for such a substantial piece.

      xo!

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  14. So...if you ever want to do a little reader make-over, I am in Madison, and we have Hobby Lobby!

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  15. The room is great, but you and your little top knot are too cute for words!

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  16. What a sweet gesture! I love all the little details and how it's such a fun and vibrant room to walk in to!

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  17. So THIS is what you meant by mixing business with pleasure in your IG post :) I'm a shameless blogger stalker...

    What a nice surprise for them! You certainly added your "Jen touch" to this little space. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks sweet Erin! And I love and appreciate that you are a blog stalker! Smooches! <3

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  18. oh my gosh. are you the best daughter in law ever or what? and do you want to come visit my house? :)

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  19. I hope you do a follow up and let us know their reactions! Super cute!

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  20. You are such a great daughter in law :) Please update with their reaction!

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  21. Very cute! Seriously...do you know how awesome it would be for us to send in our small project photos and have you send feedback via email, then once we complete it send you finished photos? No? Oh...well, a girl can dream...right?

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    1. I actually really love this idea and am looking for a way to make this work. It is so hard as I am already stretched with blogging, projects, email and running a shop {oh, and being a mom}, but I think it would be amazing to connect with readers in this sort of way. I have a few ideas, so stay tuned. :)

      xo!

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  22. Amazing! I am sure they will be thrilled. We always made it a point to help my MIL with a project when visiting her in MI during the summer months.

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    1. Love that! And MI is one of my favorite places. In the summer that is! :)

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  23. Hang on a few more months, Jen. :) Hobby Lobby has taken over the old Sportsman Warehouse building in Woodbury, next to Sam's Club. They are going to town on it. It will be open early next year?? February'ish maybe is what I heard. Time will tell. None the less, it is on its way, my friend!!! :)

    I am sure your inlaws are going to LOVE their new laundry room!! It looks fab!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness YES! I just saw that yesterday and squealed so loud my hubby asked what was wrong! So excited!! :D

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    2. FYI about Hobby Lobby, I don't ever buy anything there at full price. Half their merchandise is on sale each week, and then it flips. If you can't wait a week for your desired item to be on sale, use a coupon. There is a free app so you can always have '40% off a full price item' at your fingertips. I love that place too. And they're closed on Sundays. Enjoy!

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    3. Thanks for the tip Camilla! I was SO excited when we were checking out and the cashier kept putting in 40% off and 50% off on almost every item we purchased. I started giggling and smiling and the cashier said with a grin, "pretty great feeling right?" Amazing.

      xo!

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    4. Thanks for the coupon tip. I have been to HL a few times. I have made the drive to Rochester, MN and then was at a friend's house in Steven's Point and we drove to Appleton to spend the day shopping. That place is dangerous! LOL Decor heaven! Glad I make myself stay on this side of the river. I'd be broke. hee!hee! I knew they were closed Sundays. I remember the hoopla about it not all that long ago in the paper.

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  24. So pretty! Do you happen to have a close up shot of the cup holder and hooks you used to put up the curtain rod? I have a space that I need to put up a rod but can't drill any holes.

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    1. Shucks, no. But we used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. My hubby placed three strips to the back of the plastic cup and stuck it on the side of the dryer. The whole setup is very similar to what we did in our boy's shared closet seen here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-challenge-project-projects-boys_27.html

      Hope that helps!

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  25. My sister and I surprised our parents for their 25 year wedding anniversary with a living room makeover when they were on holiday. We were so happy to see their faces :)
    Tanja from Germany

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    1. OH my goodness I love that! What a sweet anniversary gift!

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  26. Could you tell us how the cup holder and curtain rod works? My daughter has a space like this that we have been trying to be creative with. Thanks!

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    1. Hi MaryKate!

      We used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. My hubby placed three strips to the back of the plastic cup and stuck it on the side of the dryer. He said was quite confident with the strength of the command strips. The whole setup is very similar to what we did in our boy's shared closet seen here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-challenge-project-projects-boys_27.html

      Hope that helps!

      xo!

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  27. I'm originally from Connecticut and every time I'd come to visit Florida I'd ask myself "Why don't I move here? It's gorgeous, much nicer weather, and much cheaper cost of living". After seeing so many people relocated down here, my husband and I finally took the plunge and moved down here 3 years ago and never looked back. Hands down best decision we ever made.

    Enjoy your trip! And maybe think about making it permanent ;-)

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    1. Oh my gosh congratulations! I love that you just went for it! I have been wanting to do the same since visiting, but my hubby doesn't do well with extreme heat so it makes me a bit nervous. But gosh do I love to head down there any chance I get. SO SO beautiful.

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  28. Looks fantastic...now I just have to get you to come do mine!

    Where did you get the laundry sorter/ironing board combo?

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    1. Thanks Hannah! Found the sorter at Target. :) xo!

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  29. You could always head back down to Florida and surprise decorate a room in my apartment :D 30 minutes from the beach! Haha.

    This room is adorable!! Love all the wonderful things you did to it

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    1. You lucky gal! 30 minutes sounds so dreamy!

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  30. Looks so cute! I totally forget that making functional spaces cute shouldn't take that much work, especially when the result is as good as this!

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  31. What a great job on that room. Love the curtain over the water heater. And that picture of the beach is just gorgeous. Where is that?

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    1. Thank you! We stuck around the beaches in-between Tampa and Sarasota area. :)

      xo!

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  32. LOVE!!! Please come crash my entire house!! :) Keep up the fabulous work!! You are truly an inspiration! Thanks so much! Katie

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  33. This looks amazing and what a perfect way to show your appreciation. They will LOVE it!!!!

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  34. Marvelous gift! How tall are your in-laws? I could never reach those controls… is that set meant to be stacked? Love your blog and pics and especially learning about new products (ironing board). Heck. I'll leave my beach house on Whidbey Island to you for a week - or more - if you'll redo my son's laundry room in Seattle. It's huge and would change their lives completely if organized…especially now that kids are teens. Seriously!

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    1. They are a little taller than I am {5'1"}, and I was able to reach just fine. The ceilings are lower in this room so they may appear to be taller than they really are. And yep! Designed to stack. :)

      Seattle is oh-so-tempting! That is one destination I have on my bucket list! :)

      xoxoxo!

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  35. Love the colors! They're definitely Florida style. I live in Milton, Florida which is Pensacola's neighbor. I hope y'all are enjoying your vacay down here! And yessss to Hobby Lobby! It's like heaven to us crafty folks! ;)

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    1. My grandparents had a place in Pensacola for years. :) So beautiful!

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  36. Jen,

    Super excited about the curtain for the hot water heater. I'm redoing a laundry room that has an exposed heater as well. This is a perfect solution! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim
    http://oisfororganize.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-heavy-heart.html

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  37. Another request for more on the cup holders/curtain rods! The room is beautiful and functional and I'm sure your in-laws will be glad all over again you married their son!

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    1. Haha, I hope so Nancy! :)

      For the curtain, we used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. My hubby placed three strips to the back of the plastic cup and stuck it on the side of the dryer. He said was quite confident with the strength of the command strips. The whole setup is very similar to what we did in our boy's shared closet seen here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-challenge-project-projects-boys_27.html

      Hope that helps!

      xo!

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  38. Hi Jen - Can you explain the cup holder solution? My shower curtain has been pulled out of the wall not once but twice. No idea how my kids, I mean monkeys, have done this but I'm totally over the spackling and repairing process. Wonder if it would here. What kind of cup holder did you use? Thanks!

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    1. My monkeys once pulled out a towel bar. I totally understand and also have since switched to hooks everywhere instead, lol.

      We used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. Home Depot also has a few nicer, metal options which could work for you as well.

      Hope that helps!

      xo!

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  39. Room looks great but the pics of Florida look even better! We vacation in Siesta Key every year and it is heavenly!

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    1. Oh, that is really close to where we were. I have heard it is a must see beach, but I am always terrified it will be super busy, and I am more of a quiet beach kind of gal. They are all so heavenly down there though, so different from the beaches in Wisconsin, that is for sure! :)

      xo!

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  40. Did you have to do much convincing with your husband? If we were in Florida, I doubt I could get mine to leave the beach for Target!

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    1. I didn't have to convince much, in fact, he was just as excited as I was. We both feel blessed that we had some time away, and both wanted to find a way to thank them. He is a good man. :) But we definitely snuck in some good beach time and romantic dinner dates and left refreshed and happy.

      xo!

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  41. Love it Jen & Bryan. You did a great job. Hobby Lobby coming to Woodbury soon. I can hardly wait!!!

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  42. Love it! I've been looking for a 2 pocket laundry sorter but the Target here didn't have any. Guess I'll check their website.

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  43. my my my i LOVE it! It all came together so nicely, love the colors for a beach getaway house :) and for phone photos not too shabby!!!! ;) they're really nice!
    Thanks for sharing with us, glad you enjoyed FL :)

    -courtney @PrettyCheap

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  44. What a generous surprise for them! I hope you also got to put your toes in the sand!

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  45. Everything about this laundry room makeover is great! I love all the little details!

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  46. That's some pretty water. I love when the water is clear like that. I am lucky to live on the gulf. Love the makeover. I'm sure they were fine with you crashing there. Makeovers are wonderful!

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  47. I love surprises like this...how fun!! Great transformation.

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  48. How sweet of you guys to do this! I love the dryer sheets in the napkin holder. Its kinda genius actually. And I love the colors!

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  49. Hey Jen! I've emailed you before about coming to help me get organized...I live on a tiny island in the Bahamas and would LOVE some organization assistance :) Totally serious! It could be a great challenge for your blog too because we don't have any big box stores down here... gotta really get creative ;) How about it??? Ready to see some aquas even more impressive than the pretty blues of Florida?

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    1. Tamara, I am more and more tempted every time you offer. :) I agree, your blue waters are beyond stunning. I am afraid if I visited, I would be one of those annoying guests that never leave... ever.

      xo!

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    2. You could just be one of our many frequent visitors :) We can always find some 'work' to do so that it's not ALL play. I am totally serious though, so if you're ever interested in talking specifics... please contact me. The offer stands!!!

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  50. Ok, admit it...you just wanted to be invited back. Soon.

    :D

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  51. Wow, it looks very nice. The blues you chose work very well with the happy color on the walls. How do you feel about vacationing in Los Angeles? May be you can give us a little makeover while you are here :) Seriously, you are welcome anytime, makeover included or not.

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    1. Love love love L.A. My mom has two brothers that live there and it has been too long since we have been there for a visit. Definitely one of my happy places. Thanks so much for the sweetness! <3

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  52. Such a sweet little surprise for parents :) Cant wait to plan something similar for mine! Thanks for the inspiration Jen. Love your blog to bits!!!

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  53. amazing and beautiful, as always. i feel that i need more details about this cup holder/command strip curtain rod. please.

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    1. Hi Jessica!

      For the curtain, we used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. My hubby placed three strips to the back of the plastic cup and stuck it on the side of the dryer. He said was quite confident with the strength of the command strips. The whole setup is very similar to what we did in our boy's shared closet seen here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-challenge-project-projects-boys_27.html

      Hope that helps! xoxoxo!

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  54. Such a great job! When my parents had their 25th wedding anniversary a few years ago, we convinced them to go for alittle weekend trip away. While they were gone we painted their hall way, when they got home they didn't even notice! Which was so funny since the hall use to be just undercoated (a pinky coloured undercoat) & we painted it pale green with darker green trim. When then did notice they were really blown away & it gave my Dad the motivation to repaint other rooms in their home.

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    1. Oh my goodness I love that! What a great anniversary gift! What I love most is the motivation to continue the little refresh! xoxo!

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  55. Incredible job Jen!!! Your in-laws are going to be thrilled!! AND...You know you have a keeper when the hubby comes up with the awesome idea of using the napkin holder for dryer sheets! SMART!

    Question - could you explain how you used cup holders to hold up the curtain rod? Did I miss a post that explained this awesome idea? Thanks!
    xoxo

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    1. I know right? I about died when he suggested it. :)

      For the curtain, we used pieces similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Closet-Pro-1-3-8-in-White-Plastic-Closet-Pole-Sockets-2-Pack-RP-0037-25/202183194#.UnhHcyTk-9E, paired with a simple wooden dowel. My hubby placed three strips to the back of the plastic cup and stuck it on the side of the dryer. He said was quite confident with the strength of the command strips. The whole setup is very similar to what we did in our boy's shared closet seen here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-challenge-project-projects-boys_27.html

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  56. How sweet. The laundry turned out GREAT! I live in Florida so next time your down, please feel free to come decorate my house :-)

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  57. Oh, and BTW... I'm really close to the water and I would be happy to give you an afternoon off from decorating....
    http://flyawayhome-4am.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-favorite-place-to-be.html

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    1. Thanks so much! I can never get over the beauty of the beach and water. I am pretty sure if I only lived 7 minutes from the beach, I would never get anything done! ;) Beautiful!

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  58. If you decide to vacation in Tennessee please feel free to stop by my blank slate house. We have Hobby Lobby here too. Awesome surprise for your in-laws!

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  59. My brother, sister in law, husband & I surprised my parents once with a living room make over. We painted, put in new trim & carpet. We wrapped the doorway with wrapping paper with us on the inside to wait for their arrival. It was so fun to hear them come in & wonder what was going on. Also to see their faces when they took the paper down. Best money we have ever spent!!! It is so fun to be able to give back to the ones who are always selflessly giving to us.

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    1. That is incredible! Love that you wrapped the door! I am sure they are still appreciating the oh-so-thoughtful gesture. <3 And I bet their faces were priceless!

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  60. Your in-laws will love it - who knew dryer sheets and dryer balls could look so decorative?

    Any chance you want to vacation in CT? I'd be happy to turn the keys to my house over to you - you can stay as long as you want - wink, wink!

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  61. Wonderful gift for them! They will love it!

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  62. Hi Jen! Love this mini makeover, great job, as always!

    I was wondering where you found those cute little floral canvas prints?
    (sorry if you have already answered this)

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  63. How nice of you & your hubs! It all looks so good!!

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  64. I'll bet they'll ask you to house sit for them a whole lot more often! What a lovely surprise!

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  65. This is SO sweet- love that you guys did this for them!! It looks great too! :)

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  66. Love it! What a great surprise.
    Love the little details-it's so you!
    Anna
    www.authenticparent.org

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  67. Love that you did this! So fun! The closest we have come to doing a "makeover" was for my mom. She always joked that brides shouldn't get showers. It's the ladies that have been married for years and years that need the new stuff. So my sisters and I bought her all new flatware and divided holder, can opener, spatulas, pot holders, etc. My sister snuck into their house, and pulled out the old, and replaced with the new. We kept the old so in case there was something she couldn't live without, she could still keep. She was so surprised, and loved it! I would love a surprise such as this. Nice job!

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    1. Oh my goodness, that is SO thoughtful and sweet! Such good daughters! Love this story, and the surprise for your mom. My heart is grinning!

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  68. WOW, Jen! What an incredible thing for you to do for your in-laws. I'm sure they're going to be psyched about your little transformation! Want to come crash my house? Ha! Thanks for sharing this little project with us!

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  69. such a great transformation!!! love it!
    emma @ {from my little pink couch}

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  70. Gosh this is so cute! Can I give you the key to our place, let you stay a while, and you'll decorate for me? Haha I kid.. but I kind of am serious..haha

    xo Showered With Design

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  71. That looks super awesome. =) Glad they enjoyed it! IF you're curious, I've got a nice little place to organize for ya. It's "only a few miles north of you. (wink wink) I thought your blog says you're from Minneapolis? Did you recently move to WI? My place would be a few more miles north then. =D

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  72. That's adorable. What a fun thank-you surprise for them! The blue and yellow is just so happy.

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  73. What a cute laundry room! We are getting our first washer and dryer delivered this week and I am ecstatic! We have an unsightly water heater that sticks out as well and I am hoping to find a way that hides it as well as you did.

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  74. Hi Jen,

    I live in Atlanta! Come visit anytime. I moved to a new much smaller place 6 months ago and could use a ton of help. My place is so disorganized you would either die of shock or extreme happiness!

    Ronda

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  75. Hi Jen,
    What a thoughtful thing to do.
    Bet they love it.
    x Mel

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  76. Can't wait to hear what they think! You are the best!

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  77. Amazing, Jen, as always! And you know you have friends in tampa, fl, right? Any time and stay as long as you want! I would be beyond excited to meet you and your family and the beaches are beautiful here, so you will probably enjoy these!

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  78. I'm in Barbados with a guest cottage that needs some lovin'! Come January the beach might be calling your name!

    Ree @ www.bumpandrunchat.com

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  79. I once repainted my mom's kitchen while she was away. My best friend from college helped me and we took her kitchen from oak with yellowish linoleum, to white with pale green floor (we painted the lino with porch floor paint) It was amazing. The old dark wooden octoganal table which used to blend in with all the other wood - suddenly became the star of the breakfast area. She loved it. :)

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