After a long & patient project, the laundry room is complete. The original shelves, that ran the length of the wall, were taken out. The shelf units were thrown out. The washer & dryer were both masked & painted the new color. The wall was painted "River Nile" Behr Paint. Then it sat and wasn't touched for a while. Granted that gave me plenty of time to look for inspirations & think about what needs had to be met while bringing in a unique & creative feeling to the space. I was tired of cleaning my clothes where it felt messy and dirty. Once I painted the walls & washing unit it felt a million times better.
After a time, I found this lovely "Pin"spiration http://pinterest.com/pin/286330488781761239/ and my mom-in-law happened to have an old bunk bed ladder. So I put this lovely thing together and hung it with white chain. Then I fell in love with the project. I went hunting for more Pins and planned out the rest of the space in one sitting.
A home for lost socks was incorporated while using up some old frames I had long ago saved, but had no clue what I was going to use them for. They have a small pinstripe of gold and went well with the color theme already in place. The baskets I was given at the beginning of last year when my brother-in-law passed away and was excited that they were the perfect match & size for the space. Making a coin bin for loose change and other pocket items removed (hopefully) before the load is thrown in the wash, was very enjoyable. Adding below it my basket of clothes pins and designing the Laundry saying added some of the final touches.
|I incorporated the image of the clothes pin into the saying so that it would help tie it in with my color scheme and Americana feel.|
|This is the finished look. It is so clean and inviting now. It makes me want to do my laundry right now. The best thing was painting the washer/dryer and the sink unit. I am so in love with spray can paint for projects around the house.|