Oh! It's a Laundry Chute!

We have been wildly busy reorganizing our house over the past week or so, and in the process trying to actually decorate the spaces we've already finished.  Crazy, I know.  So we've had various small projects going to try and "finish off" the rooms.  One such project: a laundry chute for our newly almost-complete master bathroom.  Hubs wanted to get the laundry baskets out of the bedroom closets, and since our bathroom is on the first floor, he figured he could make a hole to the basement to drop the clothes into.  Problem was, our bathroom is over the unfinished portion of the basement.  It opened into the shop, which right now is often sawdusty.  My task: create a cloth chute to protect the clothes and to help guide them into the laundry basket.  2 yards of 120-inch long muslin (who knew there was such a thing??) and a little time with my new friend the sewing machine and here we go:





Plop!  It works great and it's so fun to throw our clothes down there.  It doesn't take much, does it?

Anyone else been working on a fun project?

14 comments

  1. Oh, you're so lucky! I grew up with one in my parents' house, and I really miss having one in my own home! It looks great! -Shirley
    http://treeshides.blogspot.com

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  2. That... is awesome! Well done you guys.

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  3. Whoa...that's a really cool system you devised there! I think I would yell at the kids to let ME throw their clothes down it;) Visiting via randomcreative today:)

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  4. That's pretty amazing! I wish I had one but that would go into the washer and wash itself!

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  5. This is amazing! we have plans for a recycling shoot - but I like this better :-)

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  6. How smart! I've always wanted one, too. Like Stela said, I'd also like some magical device that will actually do the work for me. :-)

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  7. Brilliant! I dream of a laundry shoot. Lucky girl, and clever, too!

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  8. Hi Kristen, stopping by from it's overflowing link party. I LOVE your laundry chute, I've always wanted one but they're not very common here in Spain, and my bathroom and my laundry area are in the same floor so I'm afraid I'll never have one... anyway I've loved seeing yours!
    Greetings from Spain

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  9. How fabulous! I've always thought it would be so cool to have a laundry chute.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  10. I like what you have done - but it could be lethal if a child or pet fell down it!
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  11. This turned out AWESOME!!!! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you!! XO, Aimee

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  12. Wow, what fun!! I totally want to throw clothes down your awesome chute!! :)

    Thanks SO much for linking up last Thursday!!

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