Sunday, April 15, 2012

Laundry Room Makeover

In the attempt to put our house in order, I have come to the conclusion that next to the kitchen, the Laundry Room has to be changed first. I figure with 6 children, 2 dogs, a cat and other animals I spend most of my time in there washing clothes. If I want to  be effective, I have to enjoy the space I "work" in. 

So, change it must be. 

Todd has been so very patient with me as I have run around like a mad woman, ripping things apart just to put them back together. He has also been really great about keeping the eye rolls to a minimum. 
Of course the patience comes from the fact that decorating can happen on a budget, which I am great at!
The palette is yellow, black, and grey. If you are not envisioning it, that is fine, I can help.

As a refresher, this is my laundry room:

As we all know, builders put watered down flat paint in their houses as they are being built. Because of this, washing the walls is virtually impossible. All forms of grease, hand prints, and gunk seem to become cemented in place. When I do get it off, I can see sheet rock underneath. There fore paint is a necessity. We can start with that. I prefer Benjamin Moore paint, at the very least, their colors. I have some Dorset Gold left from when I painted my Living Room, so this is going to save me some moola!

Here is a collage of what I plan on using. Starting from the top left and going clockwise we have the Dorset Gold in interior satin, a Damask patterned wall paper, and Vintage Border, both purchased from Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper, and Aspen Aloe decorative contact paper.

The plan is to paint two thirds of the wall from the ground up with the gold. Then one third of the wall in the wall paper from the ceiling down. The vintage border will separate the 2. I realize cars are not exactly laundry room material but I love anything vintage! 

The decorative contact paper is for the shelves inside the cupboards. I saw something really cute on Pinterest and I cannot find it to save my life! She did the shelves all cute. If I find it I will update. Now.... off to redecorate!


LP said...

great name!

Angie said...

April, that looks awesome! wanna come decorate my house?

April S said...

Thank you. I love to decorate. I would love to spend someone else's money! :)

Angie said...

Cool! you are hired! let me know when you are ready!