Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Laundry Room Makeover

This is what my laundry room looks like at the moment.

To the left of the washer...

To the right of the dryer...

Our laundry room is on the second floor which I love.  I can take clothes out of the dryer, fold 'em and head straight for the bedrooms (also upstairs) to put it all away in a flash...without so much as a sock appearing in the family room.  Yes, my laundry room is functional.  But I got to thinking that it would be easy and inexpensive to kick it up a notch.  I'm in there enough, heck, I might as well like what I see, right?!  Plus with the kitchen project at a standstill (it's too cold to spray the dang doors and drawer fronts), I need a boost of confidence.  Little rooms are usually a quick-and-easy fix!  May I present, my first attempt at a 'mood board'.

The walls will get a coat (or two) of Glidden's Gentle Tide, my all-time favorite color to use in teeny rooms.  Gentle Tide is a grayish-greenish-bluish hue that makes the walls slip away and feel like you're floating in water.  Ahhh.  (We used it in our mini-mudroom...stay tuned next week!)  The ironing board cover is a custom Etsy buy.  I could browse Etsy all day.  As much as I detest ironing (seriously, I iron maybe twice a year), I'm gonna make that ironing board an artpiece!  The baskets seen on the dryer will go above the cabinets for extra storage and texture.  The IKEA stool seen in front of the washer will get a dark stain for added contrast.  I'll bring in some white geometric mirrors (found at Goodwill) for the wall to the left of the washer.  Hooks to the right of the dryer will add function and slip nicely behind the door when opened.  And I've gotta little trick up my sleeve to hide all the electrical and plumbing uglies just below the cabinets. 

I can see it now... a fresh room where even the wee-wee pj's and muddy socks will look good!

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