Monday, January 18, 2010

Laundry room makeover

I'm home today....our normal babysitter is sick, and I didn't feel like calling all over the county to find another one:) due to the holiday.


Friday night we installed the cabinet above my washer and dryer, and went from this:




To this!:






I love it. I have to finish it yet, but hopefully that will get done this afternoon. Tommy (one of Todd's friends who builds fantastic furniture) brought it over - and it was a tight fit to get it wedged in there. We previously had a metal shelf in there, but I'm on a kick to spruce up the house this year, and probably next:) It was waayyy cheaper to have him build it from scratch than to go and buy a premade cabinet. And it fits in there exactly.



Tyler thought it would make a nice hiding space before they lifted it up. We wondered why one end was soooooo heavy! lol.



This morning I played around with paint and stain. I know what I want, but.....acheiving it was another matter. I think I finally found the look that I like:






flat white paint with walnut stain rubbed on gently over top. I want the distressed look, without all the beating up of the furniture. I didn't want to sand any corners off of this peg shelf, as it is painted blue underneath the white, and I certainly don't want that showing through!


Enjoy your day! I'm off to do some more painting and staining:) after I hunt up a pair of rubber gloves...............
Kris

11 comments:

Libby said...

Very nice, indeed! Enjoy the fruits of your sprucing *S*

Susan said...

Such a good feeling to get things organized and spruced up just the way you want them.

warren said...

You have a great new place to lose socks! It's gonna be so cool though!

scrappy quilter said...

Looks wonderful. Enjoy!!

Mel said...

I just love makeovers~ looks nice and just think of all the things you can hide in those cabinets.

Have fun,
Mel

Miriam said...

LOVE the storage! Funny because my husband and I had a "date" Saturday and what did we do? Go to the home improvement store to look at storage for my laundry room! Yours looks wonderful.

Nancy M. said...

I think it looks wonderful! It's nice to have more room to keep things!

sugarcreekfarm said...

Looks great! I need some of your motivation :P

Small House said...

Looks good! Love the color. And I really like what you chose to put in it!! HAHAHA

country mouse said...

Looks great! I wish I had that kind of storage in my laundry area. Can't wait to see it all finished. Enjoy your new space!! :)

Christina said...

Hey Kris I recognize the fabrics in that table topper - since they're on my dining room table too!