The laundry room makeover - or as my husband calls it "the most complicated way to hang three hooks on the wall . . EVER!" is finally finished!
In an earlier post I showed you how we were updating our laundry room and all week I've been showing you little projects I've done in the laundry room like updating the door knobs and labeling the laundry bags. Are you ready to see what it looks like now that it's finished? First, take a look at the old laundry room.
Old leaky door with giant pet door.
See how narrow that space is? No storage room!
No storage means laundry day is always a mess and looks like this!
This was just a very small, plain, utilitarian space.
Damaged trim by the door.
Damaged drywall from ugly and dated, gold door knobs.
So we rolled up our sleeves and got busy. Here's what we did:
Replaced the damaged trim around the door.
Added bead board and trim.
I painted the trim and bead board with the existing off-white color, but didn't like it because the off-white color looked dirty and dingy to me. There just wasn't enough contrast between the beige and the off-white. So even though I have a decent paint job in the above picture, I decided to change the color of the bead board to a crisp white. I have to laugh and roll my eyes whenever someone says that painting a room is an inexpensive way to change the look of a room. I've never correctly chosen the right paint color the first time around EVER!
I had a heck of a time trying to get the white paint to go on smoothly. This is usually the part of the project where I get frustrated, have a hissy fit, and don't finish the project. I have a bathroom project I started a year ago that 's waiting to be finished for this very reason! Instead, I went online and found the solution. It's called Floetrol and it's wonderful stuff.
Finally, here are the after pictures with a new door, fresh paint, and laundry bags to keep clothes off the floor. I'm so happy with it! I keep going in here, not to do laundry, but just to look at it!
For this project I used:
Valspar Signature paint from Lowe's for both colors.
The beige is Waverly Home Classics Natural WV37001
The white is Bistro White 7006-4
Pinterest wish list board and promised myself I'd find a way to use them in my home. I got these three dimensional flowers from Amazon along with the laundry bags.
After we were finished my husband said "all that for three hooks?" Yes dear, all that for three hooks and it was worth it! Now if only I can get the rest of the house looking this good!
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After completing the laundry room makeover, I added this vinyl decal to the wall. For more pictures, product into, and complete directions on how to apply vinyl wall decals go here.
Be sure to check out my bathroom makeover too!