The pantry-laundry room area is kind of narrow, but has windows on two sides and I want it to be as well thought out and aesthetically pleasing as the rest of the house. One of the windows looks out into the screened-in porch, which means you can see into the pantry-laundry room when you’re relaxing out there. I want the view through the window to the pantry to be pretty, like a piece of art hanging on the wall. (I am starting to sound a little cray-cray right about now, aren’t I?)Do you remember my laundry room post from Blu Label Bungalow last Summer, and when I shared my inspiration and sketches of the pantry-laundry room area? Okay, now that you’re all refreshed, let’s talk about the progress!Between two sets of shelves (see above) sits the chippy cabinet. It’s under the window that looks out onto the screened-in porch. Enter: the lamp Shandells is making the new shade for. I bought the bronze lamp that sits upon the chippy cabinet back when I was in college. At the time, I was really into the idea of angels and it has little bas relief cherubs encircling it. As a matter of fact, it was actually the first antique home decor item I ever purchased for myself. (Most college students are out buying beer, and I was buying vintage lamps-ha!) I had a job working for an artist named Nancy Drew, and I remember that I spent part of my first paycheck from her on that lamp. Needless to say, it should take a prominent place in any home I make.Opposite of the wall with the pantry shelves and chippy cabinet, is the sink, washer, dryer, and cabinets. As you recall, when I was coming up with the layout for the laundry room cabinets, I was inspired by the shaker style country shelf in the image below. Of course, once I got it in there with all the open shelving on the opposite wall I thought – UGH! Another open shelf?!?! What in this WILD world was I thinking? I do however like the rope as a drying rack. I might do that, as I am always looking for a spot to hang dry clothes.Now that I have that shelf, I just can not get myself to put anything upon it. Which put me on the hunt for cube shape baskets that fit perfectly upon the shelf. Every one I found made me think it was going to look too Pottery Barn perfect. So I started hunting for canvas baskets instead. I ended up going for canteen color Closet Maid cubes. They were the right price, so now six of them sit happily on the shelf, holding my hand towels, rags for washing the floor, and another one holds the ones I use on windows and mirrors.That is the progress so far. I am still on the hunt to find someone to hang my wild wallpaper on the backs of the shelves, but so far so good. I think it is coming along nicely!