Thursday, August 26, 2010

Laundry room makeover

Not much smells better to me than a nice fresh coat of paint. Therefore I paint. I have been gravitating towards browns and blues for the past few years since they are calming colors for me. Trust me, I was a stressed out mess for the few years that my kitchen was a bright yellow! So with all of the leftover paint I have collected the laundry room was first on my list.

Here is the before, it was pretty bad...:


And here is the after:
I found the old wash board at a yard sale and had the Good Housekeeping magazine print done up at Costco (frame from Goodwill) from a high resolution image I found online. Cheap and fitting artwork, my favorite! Oh, and the cabinets were a Craiglist find, one that wound up being right down the street from us, which sure did make for easy transport!

And that drying rack??? I made it! Thanks to Centsational Girl and her tutorial! Sure it is wonky and imperfect, but I made it!!! I drilled holes and cut dowels and sanded and painted and all got to use my husbands shop! It was fun and I am proud of it, especially the bowed out bars and the extra holes that needn't be drilled. And the pegs on the bottom are a great place to display our vintage umbrella collection.

I think it needs a fun vintage light fixture now...yes, I am positive that is what it needs!

Off to finish up some laundry now.

8 comments:

Brandy said...

I love it!!

Natasha said...

Oh wow, this is incredible! I can't believe the transformation. You are so clever!!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Natasha said...

PS You should link this up to Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch! Other bloggers would love to see this!

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Natasha.

melissa said...

Thanks Brandy and Natasha!

Oh, and I will check that out Natasha! I love the transformation as well. Anything that makes laundry more enjoyable is a big plus for me:)

Vanessa said...

Wow! What a great transformation! You did a fabulous job and I just joined as your newest follower!
Thanks for sharing it with us,
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

sweet violets said...

Great job, love it!!! Makes laundry day inviting!!! Cleo

Pamela said...

Super sweet redo! Makes doing laundry much nicer I bet!

niartist said...

I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful!!!! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
Artie
P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!