It’s finished! It’s complete! El fin!!
Before I show the “after” pictures, let’s go on a little history “before” ride. When I first moved in, we were here:
And after 3 years of living (and lots of wine drinking apparently), the laundry room looked like this:
Buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!
And finally, I hit my stride and we made it to here. Ladies and gentlemen, the completed laundry room.
So what do you think? I am totally in love. IN LOVE. Here’s the breakdown of the items in the room, as well as their cost:
- Bird and Branch Mirror from PBTeen, $40 (Thanks to my little sis for the birthday gift card)
- Potted Plant from Ikea, $5
- Fabric Panel (Behind W & D) from Ikea, Free (It was leftover fabric from when I had covers made for the kitchen parsons stools)
- Polaroid Wire From Ikea, Free (It was leftover)
- Wall Paint is Martha Stewart’s Bedford Gray in Eggshell (Custom color matched to Behr paint because I’m a Behr girl), $40
- Cabinet Paint is Behr’s Ultra Pure White from Home Depot, $20 (price includes supplies needed as well) For more on my cabinet painting adventure, go here.
- Tie-up Shade (Distressed Stripes Added by Me) from Wal-Mart, Free (I’ve had it in my basement for years. I saved it from the big Goodwill purge over the weekend)
- Circle Mats from Ikea, Free (already owned as you can see in the above photo)
- Total dollars spent: $105
Do you like the distressed stripes on the tie-up shade? Distressed stripes are a tad controversial. I didn’t want them to look completely solid and finished. I love how they turned out. It was my first time painting fabric and as always, I’ll have all of those details for you later this week. It is really easy and the impact is so lovely!
The Polaroid wire is fun too. It will be a Polaroid wire when guests are over and it will act as a clothesline when guests are not here. I love things that multi-task! My favorite Polaroid is the one of my Mom, Dad, Jules and I in front of a roller coaster. Can you spot it? I stole it from the house a few weeks ago (Sorry, parents!).
And what do you think about the fabric panel behind the washer and dryer? I had been planning different fabric there all along (you can see that here), but when I was standing on the kitchen stools to hang the curtains, I noticed how awesome the two look together. Yay for happy accidents!
Hope you liked it. Now I’m off to do laundry and actually enjoy it (not!).
p/s: Goo Gone and I are buddies. I’m their “Gooru” of the week this week. Check me out on their Facebook page and read all of my goo-ey Goo Gone tips.
p/p/s: Trying to catch up on the laundry room adventure? Check out these posts (in order of appearance): Places I’ve Come To Fear The Most, Laundry Room Design Plan, For-ev-errr, OK, I Goofed. Enter Laundry Room Plan, The Remix and Laundry Room Cabinets Are Done. Woop!