January 21, 2021
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Around this time last year, I participated in a challenge where we had to transform a room for $500 within 5 weeks time doing at least 5 DIYs. I chose to tackle the laundry room/mudroom and at the time I really liked it… until I didn’t. Now there is nothing wrong with the space I created at that time. It actually is a really cute space, it just did not feel like me all the way. So I have decided to redo it and hopefully I will keep it this way for a decent amount of time.
I created a little mood board (see below) of the concept I am moving forward with. I am really drawn to the Charcoal Blue color by Sherwin Williams. Last year, I painted our built ins in the reading room with it and then I painted the wall going up our stairs with it and I still just cannot get enough. So I am bringing that color into the laundry room as well. I am painting both the mudroom cubbies and the washer/dryer pedestal in the Charcoal blue color and I know it is going to look amazing!
I am learning that I am a sucker for classic color combinations. A deep navy blue and gold combo is one of my favorites. I already added gold door pulls to the cubbies and I plan on using rub n buff to change the color of the spot lights to gold as well. Of course the color of those doors have to change as well.
I am thinking that I will just keep it simple and paint those black for now. I already changed my mind about this and starting stripping the paint off of the doors. If you follow me on Instagram then you know this has been a struggle! However, I am determined to see it through!
The current peel and stick wallpaper must come down. To be honest, I am pretty excited about ripping it off of the wall… I am just tired of looking at it! I found this peel and stick wallpaper on Etsy and I am excited about it! I am in the process of installing it now and I think I want to extend it past this one wall… decisions…decisions. If I do, that means I need to order more and then wait for it to come and be installed before I can finish this space up.
I don’t think I have ever been super happy with the one the pedestal turned out. It definitely does its job, but there are some limitations and issues. Because this room serves as a mudroom and laundry room is gets a lot of traffic, between the backyard and the garage this room sees it all, including all of the dirt! The sides of the pedestal get so grimy, so quickly. I am hoping that this change in color will help to disguise the dirt better at least.
If you have been around for awhile you may recognize the two pieces of art in the center of the mood board. I was originally going to use those in the half bathroom refresh, however I have decided to go in another direction with that room. I am hoping that these will be a better fit in this room. They will replace the artwork that is currently above the washer and dryer.
So this is my plan… for now! What do you think? I will be back with more updates and of course the reveal. You can also follow along on Instagram for (almost) daily updates.