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(Singing in a disney characters voice..)
Finally, the day has come
My laundry room is finally done!
An ugly site it once was true
But now its beauty shines right through
And then the birds fly around me as I twirl in a fancy dress all while doing laundry in our brand new laundry room! I am beaming with joy on this quick flip you guys!!
The folks at Chalkworthy were so sweet and allowed me to collaborate with their product on a few ideas I had. First, we did our planter makeover. Now I am throwing at you another fantastic idea that is sure to take your laundry room to another level.
A few things first. Let me show you what our laundry room looked like when we purchased our home …
Are you still there? I fainted to the first time I saw it too, not to worry. The bulky cabinets were removed, the sink that looked like it belonged at a zoo somewhere and the room was given a fresh clean slate.
This picture above is how this room has sat for over a YEAR!! Now, if you compare it to the first, by gosh of course this room is to die for. But it lacked everything a laundry room needed.
Functionality. Organization. And of course, style.
I am obsessed with our shelving we have done in our kitchen + 1/2 bath. Wanting to pull the same idea into the laundry room, I knew I would face some challenges. While it would look great, it would not satisfy my need to hang Dan’s work shirts on. This laundry room is SO tiny and beyond cramped so anything that I decide to put in there had to have a purpose.
And then the lightbulb went off! I decided to recreate these shelves but with a much lighter, more useful angle. For this I decided to take a 6ft board, stain it once, and use Chalkworthy Cottage Paint to paint over the stain. Once dry, I distressed the heck out of the wood by sanding down different areas. Wiped clean, and sealed it with their clear wax.
Cottage could not have been a better name picked for this color. Dreamy would be the next best. I am in love with its subtle blue/green tones.
We used the same piping to fit this board, only this time utilizing a 5ft piece of piping to rock around the front. THIS my loves, would be my new pole to hand Dans clothes on!
Genius right?! Say HELLO to our new laundry room!
Our new shelf, made with Chalkworthy paint, in a distressed rustic finish really set the entire tone for me to put the rest of the decor together.
This time around we opted to use white spray paint to give the base of the shelf a much lighter, free floating look.
I am SO glad I decided to try a new technique with Chalkworthy, by first applying stain + following with the Cottage paint color, it gave this shelf so much dimension and a the look of it being a piece that has been around for years.
There are a few quirks I could not get around in this room. The on/off bulky valve box that sticks out of the wall is one. I did my best by creating my very own piece of art and hanging it lower to cover the top half.
This ‘Wash/Dry/Repeat” art, by golly just a washable crayola marker and paper folks. Yes, I am a true artist 🙂
Second quirk we could not get around at the time, was the height of our ceiling. Unfortunately we could not hang the shelf high enough to “comfortably” hang Dan’s shirts. However, I get bonus points for still being able to fit baskets and such for my dryer balls and hand towels!
I adore this new fresh look this laundry room now has. Even with very little space, I am in awe of how much function we have added to it.
An end table I snagged at target last year made the perfect bench for the laundry basket. Also serving more purpose with having a shelf and drawer to stash things away in.
Dan, there’s your pink shirt, and blue, and teal. My, how did those end up in the room at random and go so well with the space??
I am ever so grateful for the brands that I work with. Chalkworthy + Giani Granite (same company, different products) has taken me under their wing and help support our blog. I may not have 100k instagram followers, or publishers clambering at me to write a book (i wish) but I do have amazing people like them that appreciate what I have to offer, and for that I am SO grateful.
One more before and after just to end this on a sweet note ..
I wish you all could come over and stand in this room! You would be sure to fall in love with it too! Perhaps even be persuaded to take on the 5 loads of laundry I need to do today?