what will they think of next!

My washer & dryer sing to me.

No really, they sing a song when they are done. It makes me smile every time & for that, I am grateful.

I haven’t had to purchase a w/d of my own until this year and thank heavens! They have come a long way, baby! After a ton of research & literally pouring through at least three product manuals comparing various makes & models I decided on an LG steam washer & dryer. So far, they have been nothing short of FANTASTIC. But that’s not what this post is about.

I didn’t want the typical stands to put the stackable w/d units on, only because I figured due to my height, or lack thereof, I would lose the space above them because I couldn’t reach. So, my goal was to create a folding station on top of the w/d. I began brainstorming & enlisted my father in law for the job a couple of months ago. We had this elaborate plan of a counter top that was built on a free standing unit that would fit around each machine…well…it was a whole lotta brainstorming for nothing! While walking through both Lowe’s & Home Depot, my mother in law was peeking at a new contraption made by whirlpool. OMG. Problem, SOLVED! Meet the 1-2-3 worksurface, made by whirlpool! It fits right over my LG w&d and does exactly what I want it to do!

The builders put the plugs for the appliances so high on the wall & I just hated looking at the icky wires! I haven’t found the perfect fabric for in there yet, but for now they are hidden by some of my favorite used-to-be pillows from crate & barrel. I loved the print & tacked them to the shelf above for an instant “curtain.” Little makeshift, but hey, it makes the space bright & cheery!! At some point I am going to paint the wall behind the w/d…just as soon as I find an inspiring fabric to prompt my design.

Ohh…and the BEST detergent ever is the HE Gain. Every guest I’ve had commented on their sheets & how lovely they smell. I highly recommend it!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.