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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Laundry Room Makeover

I am so pleased to finally reveal my Laundry Room Project....
My Resources are listed at the bottom of this post.

I started off by tearing out all of the shelves using a hammer and crow bar so I can get a clean slate.

 My design process varies. 
I can start with a paint color, a swatch of fabric, an inspiration room or a decor item. In this case I had a picture from pinterest from 

which originally came from

I love everything about this room. I seriously tried to duplicate this but my ceiling was much higher and it didn't look right when I hung my curtain all the way to the top. So I studied the photo to get an idea of how to duplicate the feel of the room.
I knew I wanted a curtain, shelves and space in the center for decorative items. So I started there.

My process continued in this order.....
1. I Painted the walls
2. I bought and hung white shelving and metal brackets 
3. I shopped for fabric which I found a shower curtain that I cut and hemmed to fit the space. I installed the curtains using a tension rod that was thin enough to hide along the edge of the white shelf.

4. Then I started decorating. The walls looked really bare once the shelves where hung up so I decided to add an architectural element to the space by using old ceiling tins. I spray painted them silver but that didn't look right so I repainted them off white and distressed them a little.... 

5. I hung up an old window that was given to me by my cousin who also gave me the barn door that I built my porch hutch out of. The window size was perfect for the right wall but it looked really plain when I hung it up so I decided to add a cotton field picture to the back of it. The print was a little too narrow for the window so I cut it down to fit in each square then taped them in using duct tape.

6. I attached a metal hook to the bottom of the window for hanging wet clothes on. I spray painted it yellow to make it stand out. Then I added the metal letters on top of the window that I also spray painted yellow.

7. I already had the metal bucket with the flowers and the attached graphic on it in my entry so I just moved it to the top shelf. 

8. I continued looking around for things in my attic and my garage that I had collected from yard sales and estate sales over the years that I could use as decorations for the top shelf.

9. I found the washboard, wood cutting board, cross, metal bird and the "color outside the lines" sign. I just started setting things on the shelf until it looked right. I could see that I didn't have anything yellow on the shelf so I painted the wood cutting board, glued the metal cross to the center and attached an old metal face plate to the top. I used a coupon to purchase the "Laundry" sign and I made the hydrangea arrangement. I used a mason jar dispenser to store my fabric softener in.

The clock on the right side I found for $3.00 at a garage sale!!

I have to say I really enjoy how it turned out. This space makes me smile every time I see it.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my Laundry Room Project.
Stay tuned for another room reveal coming soon....

My Resources

Paint Color: Valspar - Carolina Inn Club Aqua
White shelves and metal brackets: Lowes
Curtains: World Market 
Antique Tiles: Old Home Supply in downtown Fort Worth
Cotton field photo:
Metal hook: Lowes 
WASH letters: Hobby Lobby 
Metal bucket graphic: www.thegraphicsfairy.com
LAUNDRY sign: World Market
Hydrangea arrangement: flowers and container from Michael's
Mason Jar dispenser: Walmart
Rug: Burke's Outlet 

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