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ONE UGLY LAUNDRY ROOM

April 7, 2014

I feel like I’m on the cusp of completing a gazillion projects.  I’m itching to share the back deck with you as soon as it drops on Home Depot.  We finished up adding some fun detailing in our kitchen, which I’ll share this week.  Makes a huge difference in the space!  I’ve also been making a lot of progress in our living room and family room.  And we gave our front porch a refresh that was long overdue.  All coming in a post near you!  Plus Ruby’s second birthday party is planned for next weekend, and I’m hard at work pulling it together.  Phew!  I’m tired just typing it all!

But today I’m taking you to one of the few remaining rooms in my home I haven’t laid a finger on–the laundry room.

I tried to think of a clever title to discuss the sad space that is my laundry room, but the best word to describe it is simply ugly. Make that uggggggleeeeee. Take a look (photos taken before we moved in):

laundry before 1 copy laundry before 2 copy

It’s a pretty big laundry room, actually.  These poor cell phone photos don’t really do the depth of the space justice.  I’ll get you some more recent ones soon.  But you get the idea, and it looks mostly the same, only with our washer and dryer in place of theirs.

It’s a long room, with a full wall of floor to ceiling cabinets on one side, and the washer and dryer and a sink on the other.  There is an open space in front of the window, and a row of cabinets above the washer and dryer.  While I don’t really love how the cabinets on both sides make it feel a bit closed in, I do like all of the storage.

The walls are that weird purply grey that was on most of the main floor when we purchased the house.  It reads really lavender in person.  Not sure exactly what color I’m thinking yet.

The flooring is laminate tiles, not real tile, but I’m not sure I want to tear it up, so I’m playing with an idea to paint it.  It’s not terrible, but it’s not awesome.  And I like awesome.  I would love to do something in a dark grey…

I want to do something to jazz up the bank of cabinets.  They are just so practical.  Definitely switch out the hardware for something snazzier.  I’m thinking something chunky and weighty, with an industrial feel.

There is no doubt this room needs a facelift, but who wants to spend a lot of money in a laundry room?  Not I.  I have a few ideas for the room, but I have challenged myself to not spend a lot of money making over this room, yet still give it a whole new look.  Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts!  Nothing is set in stone yet!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    and what about your clothes chute?

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