All of my adult life I have looked at doing laundry and more specifically ironing, as a necessary evil. I never looked forward to doing laundry and could dream of at least a million better (more fun) ways to spend my time.
But somewhere along the line it dawned on me that if I liked the space I did laundry in I wouldn't mind the task as much.
So I put lime green counter tops on white cabinets for a clean, bright look. Then I started to look for Paint By Number pictures at yard sales and second hand stores. I was especially drawn to the Paint By Number pictures that are of rural life or woodsy scenes.
Now as I fold clothes or iron I enjoy gazing at these works of art and daydreaming of wondering down a country road or through the woods. I am amazed by the meticulous painting of someone long ago who loving spent countless hours to create these pictures.
I have several other paint by number pictures in my laundry room. Even my little sock monkey buddy likes to hang out adding just enough whimsy to tickle my fancy.