I was really excited when we bought this house because it had a real laundry room. In most of our past houses, it was just a creepy corner in the basement. I had visions of perfectly folded laundry and a pretty little decorated space where I would want to go and do my least favorite chore. I don't mind actually putting the laundry in to get clean. But. I HATE folding and even more, putting away. Ick.
When we moved in, it didn't take too much time for me to paint the laundry room an Oops color...(that hasn't worked out so well for me) that I immediately hated, but finished painting anyway. And because I didn't like it...it always looked like this. Obviously it didn't turn out as planned...
Nice, right? Aren't you jealous? The real bonus here is that you can see it from the bottom of the stairs. I couldn't take it any more once the baby was born because I was in there a whole lot doing diapers and buckets of baby clothes.
I originally bought Turquoise Mist (Benjamin Moore) for the baby's room ceiling, but didn't care for it with the pink. I didn't want it to go to waste and I thought it would lighten up the laundry room and make it fresh and clean. I think it worked out well.
I love the difference the paint made (ok, and taking out all of the hoard helped too). Here are the details on the "goods" if you are interested.
Paint: Turquoise Mist (BM) - Mixed at Wally-weird (as my friend Amy calls it) $15
Black and White striped rug - Big Lots $10
Baskets - Big Lots $12/ea
Sign - Already had
Mirror - Goodwill $4
Board & Batten - done by me (hooks from local craft store) ~$40 for all
Jars and painting - Already had
Shelf unit (not pretty, but functional)- $20 Craigslist
Lamp - Big Lots $40 (expensive for me, but I wanted the shade)
Just over $100. Thrifty and beautiful. Yay!I hope you love it as much as I do. Now...if you will excuse me. I have some laundry to do.
xo - Chris
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