We are stepping away from My Tuesday TOP THAT post for a special guest post. I don’t even remember how long ago it was that I meet Missy (over the internet that is) but we have been internet friends since.
Hi there! My name is Missy and I can’t tell you how excited I was when Cheri asked me to do a guest post for her! (thanks Cheri, you’re such a sweetheart! )
My blog is called My Cottage Charm and I write mainly about decorating and building with power tools, but I also occasionally talk about new recipes, my family and our relationship with the Lord. (my hubs is the music pastor at our church).
Today I thought I’d show you my recent transformation of my laundry room. Boy oh boy was it a mess….and a total builders grade room from top to bottom!
Here’s how it started..
BEFORE pic: (we were about to sell our old washer and dryer..that’s why they were out in the floor) :0)
Here’s the AFTER pic:
Just a little difference there huh?! (that curtain hides the ugly furnace in the before pic)
This whole room started because my hubby bought me a new stackable washer and dryer. (bet he thinks twice before buying me anymore new appliances…HA!)
I started off painting the top 1/3 of the wall a soft aqua…these were my inspirations…
The color was from Lowes and it was called Tropical Mist…
I went on to install board and batten 3/4 of the way up the wall….
Next, was the flooring! I didn’t have a huge budget, so I went with black marble peel and stick flooring, and it turned out great and it was pretty simple to install.
I knew I would need some storage in this room, so I went to Goodwill and found an old, VERY grungy dresser and did a serious makeover on it!
It was basically primed, painted and topped with plexi-glass. I’d say it’s SO much better than it was…wouldn’t you?! (oh, did I mention it was only $15.00!) A little elbow grease and a can of paint can turn anything ugly duckling into a swan! This dresser now holds all our unmentionables, socks etc. It’s so easy to just take your stuff out of the dryer and put it away right there!
I wanted some more storage for things like our iron, meds, soaps and cleaning supplies, so I went vertical with these upper cabinets.
I found two old cabinets from the Habitat Restore for the outside cabinets, and just built a couple of shelves to span the distance between them. I added a little trim on the edge and tada….more storage!
Here’s the before pics: (can you say YUCK!)
A little scrubbing, sanding, painting and a new knob, and they looked like this..
I knew I wanted a chandelier in my laundry room, but didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I went back to the Habitat restore and found this little brass thing for $8 bucks!
Again after the sanding, priming and painting I had this:
So there ya have it, my Laundry room in a nutshell!
Here a few more pictures and a link to the original post where you can find links for a step by step tutorial for each project.
There are complete tutorials on my blog for each of these projects on the original post HERE.
Thanks again Cheri for having me over today!
Thanks so much Missy for sharing your laundry room with us. If you would like to be a guest at Its So Very Cheri send me an e-mail. I love remodeling, decorating and furniture makeovers as well as crafts and fabulous recipes.