I also knocked out two shelves on the tall cabinet to create a broom "closet" of sorts. I made a curtain to hang over it, because let's face it, some things just aren't pretty to look at. :-) Here is a before:
|removed the bottom shelves|
The walls are getting a fresh coat of paint too. After going back and forth on what color to paint it, I decided to go with Ivory Palace which I used in the kitchen. The room is fairly dark so it should help brighten it up. I will also paint the trim white. All of which should get it ready for an accent wall!
The old yellow dresser from the master bedroom is going to be repurposed in here to make up for lost storage from the shelves I removed. I've completely painted the insides to kill the lingering smoke smell. (From now on, I will do a smell check on all used furniture!) The outside will also get repainted. Red, I think. I will have a picture of it soon.
In the meantime, I've been working on signs and gathering other things: some clothes pins covered with scrapbook paper,
These will get used to hang some of my old baby clothes up or as tie backs for the curtains. Can you tell what my color scheme is going to be? Yep! Red, yellow, and grey. I am in love with that color combo!
|scrapbook paper I'm using|
a change holder,
I used the yellow paper to cover the board, painted the edges and the words, then screwed on a clamp to hold the jar.
Last but not least, I added some scrapbook paper to plain white tags and painted some chalkboard paint on for my baskets and jars:
I am going to recover my mother's old ironing board - maybe in burlap or perhaps one of my fabrics. I'm not sure yet. I also want to make a large laundry sign if I have room for it. The hollow core door is getting replaced with an old door that has character. I've been working on it getting it ready. And I am really excited about my Craig's List score that will dress up my "new" door.
I am really having fun with this room. Who knew doing a laundry room could be so much fun?
I'm linking up at these great parties: Coastal Charm Nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no174
DIY Showoff diy-party
Life On Lake Shore Drive Lets-party-at-bouquet-of-talent-47
Kathe With An E Youre-gonna-love-it-week-66
Farm House Porch. welcome-to-scoop_5.
A Stroll Thru Life inspire-me-tuesday-300-birthday