Reading home decor books, Instagram and magazines inspire me.
I often get frustrated and wonder how I can make our little bungalow look better.
I actioned a quick and inexpensive DIY fix.
I purchased 3 black metal hooks
(Mr. HB installed them for me)
I hung up my French Market basket
As conscientious stewards
of a Heritage home
we are required to honour the historic significance
we do not stray too far from their original architectural design.
With one exception...
The laundry area is painted white
the basement is dark with very little light
with only a few small windows.
The bright white walls
make it much more enjoyable to work in and it feels far less oppressive!
I like to do my ironing while gazing out to the garden.
Looking out and beyond at the foliage and flowers
feels like a form of meditation.
A handy rolling cart in the space is used for towels.
I fold the laundry on the top of the counter
I have a small ironing board that I use for small jobs
like our linen tea towels and napkins.
Domestic jobs are a necessity.
To make them a wee bit more enjoyable
I have "fluffed" my downstairs "workplace" adding a few accent pieces.
Vintage enamel tins, ceramics, bird sculptures, and trophies...
Work and chores need not be looked upon as "drudgery."
Attitude is key to making these everyday tasks pleasant.
Taking joy in the results of one's labour and effort is so important.
The feeling of accomplishment is felt...
as I stand back
admiring a stack of freshly laundered
(scented with lavender soap)
neat and tidy crisply ironed tea towels.
It's the "little things" that make our days richer.
How do you add Joy in your daily duties?
Do you have a secret to share that you use to make your daily round feel richer?
On that note,
I will close this post...
Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~