Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'll have a blue, blue Laundry Room~

I started out with a blue Laundry room. Blue as in sad. 
Complete with a sorry pile of clothes on the corner. 


The Joe was jumping for joy when I asked him to be included in this project.
He had no desire to spend his day off project-ing, but I could tell that was all just a ruse.
He secretly loved it. 
Ok, that's not true, he was openly annoyed, but helped me anyhow which was very sweet. 

First things first, come up with a plan. One that includes:

*Materials that we already have.
We are having a tight month and can't justify spending money on decorating the Laundry room.

Hmmm...that's fun. A litte challenging, but who am I to back down from a challenge.


We had 4'X4' sheet of bead board, a quarter of a sheet of mdf and a little bit of trim.
Oh, and a 2X2 that The Joe had turned into a device for leveling out the yard last summer.

We cut the mdf down to make a shelf, and saved the extra thin pieces to use for trim.
We hung the shelf by placing 2X2's under the edge, along the wall.



Next comes the beady board that we cut into 1' strips. 
We had to piece it together to make it work, but hey, that's the middle name of this project.


We cut the extra mdf strips to the same width as the mdf shelf and the 2X2 support, 
so it would feel more like one piece when we put it all together.


And then put the piece of trim across the front of the shelf, so you couldn't see the support boards.

Time for putty and paint!
I tried really hard to paint it a light neutral color. Really, I did.
I just couldn't help myself. The color temptation was TOO STRONG.



I love the new blue! 
I wanted to keep it pretty clutter free, so I didn't decorate it very much.


I did have to put up a sign, you know, just incase one of my house guests ever unsuspectingly stumbles into that room and can't figure out where they are.  We wouldn't want that to happen, now would we.





35 comments:

  1. This caught my eye as soon as I opened my Google reader!!! Love how your laundry room turned out. It has such a coastal feeling and may make laundry a little more enjoyable!! Great job!

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  2. I think my laundry room is the same size - one day I'll spruce it up :)

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  3. This is gorgeous! And looks fairly simple to do. I love the blue - what is the name of it?

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  4. Thanks so much! The blue is called "Faded Denim" with a satin finish. I found it a Lowes.

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  5. That turned out so gorgeous. I love the beadboard accent strip. What a fun idea. I love the color too. It totally fits your personality.

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  6. This looks great, and I just grabbed your button because I love everything you do. You make it seem so simple. Have a great day!

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  7. love this came out great....blue is right and what you did with the bead board is fantastic wish i had a laundry room!!! mine is just stuck in basement.....

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  8. So beautiful!!! I love the blue and white together -- so clean, relaxing and gorgeous. The beadboard used in that way was genius!

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  9. That looks so good, Andy. My laundry room is on my to do list this year, too. Love the blue.

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  10. Oh, it is so pretty! If my laundry room looked like that, I might actually do laundry! :) Love the paint on your door, too.

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  11. Looks so good, just like everything you do. Next time you come, take a look at our laundry room and give us ideas. Please.

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  12. I Love it!! I have been trying to think of an idea for my laundry room/closet and I think I will barrow your idea, My husband will be so happy (sarcasm) to help! Thanks!!!

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  13. Wow that looks great! I too have been trying to figure out how to decorate my little laundry closet. This has inspired me!

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  14. oh my heck. i love it! so so cute! i am really jealous that you can just think stuff like that up! ps, i work with your husband! he sent out a staff email about your vinyl, and when i clicked on the link i almost died! who would have thought that joe is THE joe?! so crazy! i love, love your blog, and i check it daily. thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas!

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  15. Love the room & the sign, where'd you get get the sign from?!

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  16. I love your laundry room! The beadboard is such a nice touch!

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  17. Wow - looks great. What a fun little weekend project. Glad you were able to get some assistance too. My hubby hates being dragged into my projects.

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  18. Wowie wow wow! I love it..and so stinkin' simple! Just a little beadboard, a great paint color and it looks fab! Does it make you want to do more laundry? Can I send you mine??

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  19. That's cute! It might even make me want to do laundry. Or not, whatever. It's still cute. Great job.

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  20. Love it! Blue is my favorite color which makes me love it even more!

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  21. Very pretty, Andy. I love blue too, and blue and white always work so well. Tell The Joe that he did a great job! Making your laundry room a pretty place (especially so frugally) is a great idea as we tend to spend more time than we want to in there.

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  22. Oh, and I think that other Laundry sign in the before picture would look awesome in there.

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  23. Seriously Andy, you are amazing. Thanks for sharing your ideas, you've inspired me!

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  24. It looks great! And I absolutely love the painting on the door...fabulous!

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  25. Wow! You did a pretty good job on the room. It looks beautiful.
    laundry hampers

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  26. HA-MAZING, its beaituful and my go-to blue print for my laundry room (once my craft funds are replenished of course ;))

    I'd like to invite you (and your creations) to my party tomorrow


    www.smallfineprint.com

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  27. I love the blue. I think that blue can be a neutral, especially paired with white. And I like that you did the door too.

    My laundry room is in need of a makeover, but we haven't done it because it will involve alot of cabnitry. Lots of storage because it's also the pantry.

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  28. I featured this! :) that's how much i love it!

    www.smallfineprint.com

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  29. OK Love this blue! I am going to get a small can next time I trek the 140 round trip to Lowe's. I am in search of the perfect blue for the cubbies we built for my son...looks close.

    Found you on The Parade of Homes home tour. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

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