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! 


  1. Love the new shelves and that fabric on the walls is just perfect. Just enough to perk up a not so pleasant room in the house. Happy laundering, if that is possible.

    Having to post anonymously because otherwise my comments go blank and won't post.

  2. Boy you've been busy. The laundry room looks so good and so does the play house in the back yard!