Fire up the snow blower. Do a tribal dance. Honk some horns. Take a lap around the house. Egg your neighbors. Ok don't do that last one. Remember the room that I said made me do this?
That's because this is what our laundry room walls look like (some panorama action for you):
The above reaction is still happening, but we are one step closer to doing laundry without such terror. I came home from the gym tonight and Danny had stripped the high wallpaper border. Bingo! It came down much faster than the wallpaper at the last house. This is by far the loudest existing paint in this whole house, so don't be alarmed. We really didn't shoot ourselves in the foot again.
I can't say I've seen such a metallic wall application, especially in a laundry room. It's like walking into a 90s faux feather painting party and the image is burnt in your mind forever - like Lisa Frank folders have been burnt in the minds of all 90s girls, myself included. I've never been more excited to roll on that first layer of white primer and run down the road singing "I Can See Clearly Now the (Metallic Paint) is Gone!" It's ok - at least it has no texture to it and it's not stripes! Existing conditions: Layer 1: blue paint Layer 2: metallic silver feather paint Layer 3: seascape wallpaper border
And so this laundry room has clearly trumped the rest of the rooms in need of some attention, and we're tackling it, one metallic wall at a time. Can you see your reflection yet?
We also took down the basic wire shelving and all other attachments. The hole you see is an access hole to the shower in the master bath. It was previously covered with a piece of drywall that had to be unscrewed each time access was needed. I found this white wood cabinet door for a few bucks at our local Habitat Restore. We're looking forward to utilizing it, first and foremost for function, but also for a more sophisticated look.
- Clean and prep walls and baseboard
- Patch holes and sand all surfaces
- Fresh coat of white paint for all baseboard and door trim
- Prime walls!
- Pick out paint color and paint!
- Get inspired!
The room is very spacious for a laundry room, and I can't wait to lighten it up and design some custom shelving options like this. This drop-zone for shoes and a place to sit would fit perfectly in the nook to the right of the entrance in the panoramic view. The handy hubs is all about it.
Stay tuned - more design plans to come!