Monday, October 29, 2007


I was thumbing through a Country Living magazine one day, and realized that the reason that I didn't like doing laundry was my completely uninteresting laundry room that had dulled & yellowed with age. At least, that's what I think the reason is... Plus, the door from the garage is in here, so people come through here from time to time, and I was somewhat embarrassed by the general state of things, with the clutter, disorganization, and, well, blah!!

That afternoon I went straight to Sherwin Williams and had them match the shirt I was wearing. No, I'm not kidding! I love turquoise, and it hit me that the shade of my shirt would be perfect for that fresh, clean look that would inspire me to wash, dry & fold.

I had a lot of junk on the shelves, so I had a day of purging, and took a lot of stuff to Goodwill or the garbage can. I bought some new organizer bins & hooks, and a new ceiling light (the old one was dull & yellowy, too, and sometimes I couldn't find a stain because the whole shirt would look like one big yellowed stain thanks to the bad lighting!)

Yesterday, I woke up with lots of energy and an excitement to get this project completed, so I went for it!

Here's the old look:

And here is the new one!
The new light fixture has two bulbs through clear cut glass, it's so crisp & white, I love it! Thanks to my helpful hubby for installing it, as well as his volunteering to help with some of the painting!!

Now, imagine clean white floor tile! That's my next part of the plan, because the lino is in a state of torn & stained sadness, not to mention it drags down the bright, clean look I've created here. We just couldn't do it all at once. So one day soon, hopefully, I'll have pictures of the final look to show you.

All this work for a laundry room? Yeah, baby! It's a breath of new life for this room that deserves beauty to compliment its functionality!


kristin eldridge said...

Perfect color! It just says "clean"...I love it!

Jen said...

Good for you! I love to do laundry, and I think part of the reason is that my laundry area is in the upstairs hallway, where all the action is. Location, location, location...

Joanne said...

I love it! It is really a pretty color. Can't wait to see it in person. Mom