Thursday, August 22, 2013

Laundry room re-do

 This is pathetic, but the below pic is the before of our laundry room.  Honey oak trim and cabinets, beat-up cream paint, a fluorescent light, and linoleum.  It extends right from our kitchen so that you can always see it.  We did very simple things that made a huge difference!

I wanted the laundry room to be an extension of the kitchen so I used the space as a pantry as well.  Putting all my pretty things up on these open shelves which freed up kitchen space.  I bought a 10 foot long wide board from Home Depot, 4 large brackets, stained them and those became our new shelves.  I LOVE open shelving and would have it everywhere.  It's my go to organization trick.
Baskets and Glass container from Target.  Baskets hold socks and rags, and the glass jar holds detergent.

Spray painted another chandelier gray which matches all the trim now.  Painted the walls and ceiling white, nice and clean!

This was my favorite touch! I gave Andy this board and the knobs and said what I wanted.  He made it happen somehow so that this is the first thing you see when you come in. I took some leftover black paint and made it a bit more personal.  Our laundry room has inspired a big painting project to come and hard wood floors to come.  Love freshly painted walls and ceiling!