Dan is not a fan of me writing this post. Nor is he very keen on the fact that I will be starting this project next week. But, what’s a girl to do? I had very high hopes for this space that I have left sitting in no-style-ville.
It’s killin’ me. So I figured I’d wash away the pain and do what I want. After all, happy wife, happy life.
When starting renovations, this space was disgusting. It was a home to two cats, a liter box, wall paper and stinky cabinets. A room you would think was a kennel rather than the room you use to get your clothes clean.
Once the wallpaper, cabinets and sink came down and out – the room flashed us a glimpse of hope. Sweet word this room smelled so badly you guys, if I could make your computer screen into a scratch and sniff you would throw up and ask if there was a 10 day trial period to change your mind on buying this house. It was that bad.
We painted the walls + trim, and scrubbed until the smell went away. It’s amazing what a little elbow grease can do!
Plain + Simple.
The reality is that clean plain and simple look does not last long once your nearly a year into living in your home and the real world of not needing to clean your laundry room for a blog picture takes over.
This is where we stand.
Crap piled on top of the washer and dryer – which bugs the heck out of me.
Above our washer and dryer we have an awkward shoot in the left side of the ceiling hanging out like a dingleberry. Drives me nuts! And then we have a HUGE alarm system on the wall above the light switch. While this motherload is here for a reason, it annoys me that it is protruding off of the wall.
So there are a few things I am dying to do to this space. First and foremost, make it more functional. I want a countertop, storage, a place to hang laundry (so it’s not hanging on a doorknob) and color.
Here is what I am loving, and after the pictures I’ll explain what I am going to tackle 🙂
Realistically, we have a very tiny space to work with. So the first picture is way out scale but contains the color + fresh look I am going for. The second picture I am oozing envy over the white plank walls.
I hope you are just as excited as me to see what we can create here. Most importantly all while sticking to an extra tight budget. Surprise projects are not Dan’s favorites, but hey, I let him knock down 23 trees last year, so this year it’s my turn.
Let’s do this!