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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Laundry Room Reveal - ORC Week 6

*Spoiler Alert: I didn’t finish the counter top…

Anyway, before we get to the pictures I want to thank Linda for hosting the challenge and allowing all of us to join the party. I’m pretty sure my laundry room would still have a hole in the wall otherwise. The challenge really was the push I needed to get started on this room. Oh, and don’t forget to check out all of the other room reveals here!

OK, let’s start with the before pictures. Six weeks ago this was the only room in the house that hadn’t been painted, not to mention the hole in the wall… 

And now here’s my laundry room today!

We started by hiring a local company to repair the drywall. Then I painted everything in the room – walls, ceiling, trim, shelves, and doors. My boyfriend replaced the boob light with a new drum light.

As I already mentioned, I haven’t built the counter top yet. Life and work got in the way…I really don’t have a better excuse than that. I’m still planning on adding it and will share all the details once it’s complete (hopefully soon). I'm hoping Ringo and Abby's cute faces will distract you from the missing counter...

Anyway, I also made a lot of small updates throughout the room. I installed a rack for my ironing board (plus a new ironing board cover) and bought a hamper for the corner…no more throwing dirty towels on the floor!

I also updated the light switches and outlets in the room to new white ones. It’s a small change, but makes a big impact. Who wants a shiny new room with old, off-white light switches?! Oh, and I finally hung some artwork on the walls.

I added baskets to hide some of the items on the shelves plus chalkboard tags. It’s not like I don’t know what the baskets contain, but I thought the light baskets needed something dark to tie everything together. I didn’t try to hide the laundry detergent because I don’t want to have to pull it out of a basket every time I need to do a load of laundry. Once the counter is built I’m going to add a jar for change found in the wash and I’m waiting for my trash can to arrive from Amazon. I’m currently working on a source list and budget breakdown for this room. I hope to have that post for y’all in a few weeks when I finish the counter.  

And with that I’m ready to call this room “almost complete” and cross off everything on my to-do list except the counter! Although I wouldn’t mind adding a bench in here someday…

Repair Drywall
Paint Walls
Paint Trim and Door
Paint Ceiling
Paint Shelf and Replace Bracket
Install New Light Fixture
Update Light Switches to White
Add Wood Countertop
Hang Artwork
Install Ironing Board Hanger
Add Accessories/Final Touches

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