Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Operation:Laundry Room

Operation laundry room main objectives:
1. Increase functionality.
2. Increase cuteness.
3. Do it without spending any money.

I can't say that I really have a "room" for my laundry. It is the hallway between the garage and the kitchen. It has always needed some TLC, but it hasn't really been a priority.  Kathy gave me some upper cabinets that were in her basement so that was the push I needed to get something done in there.  Here is the beautiful before shot: 
 Nice eh?  I tried to create a different design for a shelf one day and I really didn't like the way it turned out, but I figured at least it would give me a place to put all of my laundry junk.  It always looks like chaos in there so I welcomed the cabinets that Kathy gave to us just so I could have some doors to hide all of the cleaning supplies/gardening supplies/laundry soap/everything else that doesn't really have a place.  
I decided to go with a brown color scheme because of one major factor: I already have all of the paint I need.  I painted the cabinets a dark chocolate and changed the hardware. I choose simple silver knobs for one reason: I already had them.  I painted the wall a lighter brown and since the cabinets are heavier on one side and don't fill up the entire space, I decided to paint some stripes and add some vinyl lettering to try and even it out.  Here is the after shot:
  I'm hoping that the improvements will encourage me to do my laundry more often. I'm not counting on it, but I am happy with the end result. Mission accomplished!


  1. I seriously love how that turned out!! It looks so good, and I'm so impressed at how you can pull things together! :)

  2. I am totally flabergasted! Wow! I love it. I also love "It all comes out in the Wash" Perfect! Hey, I have this round coffee table thing. Do you want it? I'm sure you could make something fabulous with it.

  3. oh my heck you are so talented!! i love your ideas holy crap! i stumbled onto your blog today and i'm very excited to try some of your "stuff". is it ok if i follow your blog? i wouldn't want to miss an idea!!


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