Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover


 I finally finished my laundry room!  Here is the before picture.  There were no cabinets, just a taupe wall color, plus all the previous shelving hardware still in the wall.  It wasn't a real pleasant looking room, especially since laundry isn't my favorite chore, it really needed some attention.  I was first thinking of doing an apple green color on the walls, but decided to go with more of a fresh feeling color and a little Cath Kidston look.

It's hard to see in the picture, but I painted the walls and ceiling Spring Mint by Benjamin Moore.  It is a light blue-green, a clean, refreshing color.  I bought the STAT cabinets from IKEA, I used a open shelving unit in the middle.  Then I starched fabric to the walls and on the back of the open shelving.  Yes, that is fabric on the wall, not wallpaper.  I think it's a great way to get the wallpaper look without the commitment.  All I did is mixed cornstarch with water, brushed it onto the wall then applied the fabric, then brushed more starch on top.  Now when I'm ready for a change all I have to do is peel it off and wash the wall, plus I will still be able to use the fabric. 

The fabric I used is called Flower Sugar White Medium Floral by Lecien, I bought it at the Quilted Castle.

I added pink glass knobs to the doors.  I had these on hand from a previous project, so it worked out perfectly.
Now I have laundry to do, I'm so excited (not really), but at least I like my laundry room now!