Archive for June 2012

My "Dream" Laundry Room

6.09.2012


When we bought this house the laundry room was just about the worst 
I had ever seen. I did not want to even be in this room. 
I had big dreams for this room.  

~~~AFTER~~~

BEFORE

Years ago I had replaced the flooring with ceramic tile so there was no need to rip this out but everything else came out! All the plumbing had to be relocated because of the new arrangement of my appliances.  Also additional electrical work had to be done.  I also opted for a gas dryer which I had never had before; therefore, the gas lines had to be installed by a licensed person. 

A platform was built to get my washer & dryer 
off the floor so I could store my 
clothes baskets under it. 
I store so much under this platform. 




I found this old bird cage while out "antiquing"/"thrifting" with my friend, Beth. It cost me $5

 I also found this old brass light in an antique store for $5


I found this medailion in a junk pile in my garage. 

I went to Home Depot and picked a turquoise color that I thought would work well.

 I painted the entire birdcage and the medallion in about 10 minutes.


Then I was ready to hang it!!  I love it!

I made this little curtain for about $15 in 15 minutes. It hides all my junk in the cabinet.



This wooden vintage rooster canister set belonged to my Grandmother who passed away a couple of years ago. After painting it, it now serves as storage in my laundry room.

I keep my detergent in the largest canister.




Having this shelf up next to the ceiling  has given me more storage and a place for decor.  The yellow and turquoise baskets all came from the Dollar Store.
Obviously, I had my contractor do some "fancy" trim work on the walls using bead board and a lot of molding. 




How to hide an UGLY fuse box:

Behind this wooden cross panel is my fuse box.  I found this wooden cross panel at Hobby Lobby.  When I bought it...it was brown in color.  I painted it and added hinges on the backside.  I LOVE it and no one would ever know whats behind it!








Since the fuse box could not be moved...there was no reason it had to be an eyesore in the room!




I found this sign at Marshall's Homegoods that really spoke to me.  The minute I saw it...I knew it would look great with fabric placed on the back side to give the letters some color.







I love it....what a difference the fabric made!

















Not only is Mama happy with her new laundry room but so is Buddy! This is his new favorite place to hang out.  He barks for me to lift him onto the washer & dryer!






The yellow paint used on the walls:
Home Depot Behr Paint:  Wildflower Honey (350B-6) (Satin)

For my red cabinets I used some leftover paint from my red front doors.
Sherwin-Williams: 1011-3 Quite Red (Gloss)

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