Laundry is all about cleanliness. Our laundry room had a case of the 3 D’s – dark, drab and dirty. Worse then that, it was laundry room with no storage! What!? Notice the mess. Notice the drab.
So, last month I decided to invest some time and a few bucks into this little area.
Here we are after repairing the walls.
Surprise! We decided to go with stripes! I was inspired by this picture in BHG. I figured it would be easy to go bold in a small space, so if it turned out disastrous or went out of style in a few years it would be relatively easy to paint over.
Painting the stripes was actually super easy. Measuring the stripes was the most time consuming part of this step. Steve is super meticulous with these types of projects, so everything turned our straight and level. We made marks with a pencil every 8 inches and connected the dots using FrogTape – aka the best painters tape ever.
I essentially followed the tips from the Centsational Girl post from a while back. Worked like a charm. Here we are with nice clean grey lines.
We used the leftover grey paint from our bedroom for the stripes – Going Grey by Olympic. Perfect.
Next step was installing the shelves. These little guys were about $6 each, plus a few bucks for the brackets and special drywall screws. Again, Steve and his exacting eye made everything uber level.
How amazing is it to have shelves?! Flair even has a little basket with all her goodies in it.
And here we are with the finished product!
One thing should be mentioned here. Really, a testament the the previous owners of the house. They didn’t measure the washer and dryer before they bought it. Honest. The doors to the closet don’t close if they are arraigned in a normal manner – straight. Therefore, we need to have them on an angle. Oh well. So is life.
Of course, I am sure that the little V between the washer and dryer will become the great abyss that eats up socks. Eventually, the plan is to put some sort of board across the machines to make a flat surface. Perfect for folding clothes and keeping knickknacks.
Total cost of the project – $12 for shelves, $10 brackets, $20 Paint -$42! The laundry room actually feeling clean? Priceless.
We are super thrilled with this project. What a difference it makes! Hope you like it!
Have you gone bold in a small space? How do you keep your laundry area organized?