The beat-up, plain-jane, hollow core door replaced with an old door with peeling paint and windows:
Frosted windows to read "Laundry Room" and "Staff Only":
I used etching cream and got so-so results. Too streaky for my liking. Bruce got the Frosted Glass spray paint and went over the windows giving me a nice even finish.... have I mentioned before how awesome my husband is? He's the best!
Replaced the modern door knob with something with more character. I found these on EBay and much to my delight, won the bid.
The white porcelain knobs and plates are just what the door needed to finish its makeover. Now the entry to my laundry room looks like this:
Painted the little dresser and made a window covering. The dresser was pale yellow and smelled. I painted the whole thing inside and out to seal away the odor. Mission accomplished! I wanted a crackle finish on the outside but it was a colossal fail. It looked awful. Too much crackle. I scraped as much of the paint off that I could and put it aside to dry.
Pondered the window....it sits right next to the shelves so I knew fabric wouldn't work well since there was lots of fabric next to it. Wood shutter? Roman shade? Or how about wood and tin? Yes, that's it!...I told Bruce my idea. He said I should be able to do it. I laid it out and ask him to cut my wood. Next thing I know he's building it for me. (I told you, he's awesome!) Now I have this:
A few things hung on the wall - glass etched sign and old wash board:
and the change jar and new clothes pin bag:
Back to the dresser - it got painted in Behr's "Red Pepper" and it crackled just enough. Rustic wood back added so I can hang stuff on it like my old funnel to hold string:
|Old funnel to hold string|
For fun lighting - Lantern with twinkle lights:
I am recovering my mom's ironing board my grandfather made her and pulling out some baby clothes to hang on the wall. I also plan on making a large laundry sign, adding a shelf above the washer, and a screen to place around the water heater. But on the whole, it is done. My laundry room makes me smile now. It is organized and clean but most of all fun!
To read about the whole process, go here, here, and here. To see the final projects, read about it here.
Party links here:
A Joyful Cottage: Every Room In House Party
DIY Showoff that-diy-party
Life On Lakeshore Drive Bouquet-of-talent-link-party
Farm House Porch Welcome-to-scoop-84
A Stroll Thru Life 179th-inspire-me-tuesday
The Dedicated House Make-it-pretty-monday-week-64
Coastal Charm Nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no177-and-my-four
Kammys Korner trash-2-treasure-tuesday-link-party_26
The Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation-thursday-no-219
French Country Cottage feathered-nest-friday_29
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