Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Laundry Room Nitty Gritty

The Laundry Room is finished,
and the Studio 5 segment turned out great --
Now... I thought I would share with you a few of the fun little details.

We have had this washer and dryer for about 3-4 years.
My husband purchased them as a surprise for me
while I was out of town!
So nice.
They really have been so great after 14 years with a used pair
that we got right after we were married.
I think they look very fashionable
with the newly designed laundry room!

It is fun to incorporate the colored appliances into the overall design.

I really never used this space ---
it was honestly filled with more boxes that needed to be emptied.
What a great excuse to get them put away!

This is in the middle of the job.

End Result.
I knew that I wanted to paint the walls green ---
next I had to find fabric that would work.
I found some wonderful green but definitely needed to add
a couple of other colors to make the space feel right.

I ended up with a great striped fabric
--- it had the colors of the washer and dryer
and some brown, as well as the green.

I found this big mug and it was just the right color.
You want to place the colors around the room
so that it ties the space together.

I added a little more fabric on the chair
with a pillow and a sash.

It softens the chair and pulls the color around the room.

I must say, I do love the sash!

The bulletin board is just made of heavy card board
covered in batting and fabric then placed in a frame that I already had.
It helps to take that blue color onto the wall.

The brown ribbon and the green apples
lined along the top
are more pops of color around the space.

We just took old buttons from granny's button box
to finish off the board!

See more touches of brown and blue.
The fabric on the baskets is just glued along the top ---
no sewing involved!

I like to collect frames.
The three above the sink are shadow boxes
that I found at Burlington years ago.
The were filled with little oriental ladies on sale for $1.88.
I bought 30 of them!!

They have come in handy over the years.
I just glued in scrapbook paper that had the same colors.
It made for some great artwork!

I wanted to add fabric to this space
and since the cabinets did not have doors
this was the perfect place to put some little curtains.

I got a tension rod, very inexpensive---
then hemmed up the fabric,
added the three kinds together,
and it works!

This is an old mirror that I have had in my basement for years.
It came from my great grandpa's house.
The frame was pretty boring
so I added a few little decorative swirls---
I used puff paint (glitter glue with paint in it),
because I had it,
but I am thinking that Elmer's glue may work just as well.
Then I spray painted with a can of white paint.

It is always nice to add a few older items
when you are decorating a space because
you can make it more interesting and more personal.

Well, here it is BEFORE--- quite uninspiring yet with great potential!

And the AFTER has been such a joyful, happy place to be in!

Hopefully you can take a few of the tips
and do something with your washing space!

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