Saturday, May 19, 2012

----> Laundry Room Re-do

It's taken five years of living in this house for me to finally do something with the laundry room.  When the idea of painting it first crossed my mind I knew I wanted a fun happy color because if you're going to be in there doing one of life's most mundane chores folding laundry you better have something fun and happy going on.  A bright orange was my first color of choice- it was bold but I talked myself out of that really quick because I didn't want it looking like a Creamsicle when I was done.  

Fast forward a zillion months later and I'm getting my hair done in my friend's cute salon and her wall color spoke to me.  In so many words it said it wanted to be part of my house.  

And it was TEAL.
So that is the route I went.


The measly shelf you see here on your left was what I hung clothes from.  On any given night, usually when my husband was out of town and I was hypersensitive to any little noise, it would decide to collapse from the weight of the clothes and scare the crap out of me.  

Why does stuff like that have to always happen in the dead of night?!  
That was the first thing to go.

Laundry room.

Ohhhhhh boy.  
It's really happening.
This is the only "progress" picture I got.  I was too excited to stop and take anymore.


If anyone out there actually does fold fitted do you do it?!

I got the vinyl lettering from Kassey at Everything Nice.  She has some cute projects and great prices so check her out if you're in need of anything vinyl.

I found the white cabinets above the washer and dryer in the classifieds and although they were a bit more than I wanted to spend, they were brand new, in the box, and the guy had 2 of them.  
When you hit a jackpot like that you just get them anyway!  
At least that's my theory.

By some strange miracle, the colors in this laundry room printable matched perfectly with the wall color and I found the orange mat at Hobby Lobby.  The frame was an old one that I spray painted a gloss white and slapped up on the wall with 3M Command Strips.  Ta-da!  A whopping $4 total, probably.

The yellow planters were courtesy of the D.I. (Goodwill) for $1 each and the checkered knobs I found at Hobby Lobby.  

Laundry rooms need ceramic little love birds, right?
One more thing for the boys to break when they go climbing on the counter...

In case the boys forget where to drop their drawers - they go here.



jenniferniziol said...

I LOVE the room and that quote is so awesome! I totally agree. I have attempted to fold those stupid fitted sheets for years and now I just wad them up into a ball. My husband can actually fold them and get them really flat, I have no idea how he does it though. Once again, a super adorable room. you need your own magazine or interior design business

Lindsey said...

Can I come do my laundry at your house? I LOVE all of it!

jenniferniziol said...

I just noticed the knobs on the cabinets! Love them

Ashley Kristine said...

This is just too cute!!! I hope I have your creativity once the hubs and I move into our own house and we can decorate it...
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haute_giraffe said...

I jazzed up my laundry room with some paint when I moved in and it's been a year now and no add on's but this gave me some inspiration!
I love the fitted sheets sign on the wall but this might solve all your problems (and have you searching for a different vinyl lol):

P.s.- love the drop your drawers and pointer!

Now how to translate this into my life especially since my laundry room also houses a cats feeding space and pet food/toys/etc supplies? Hmmm...