Gets a well deserved refresh.
I am not sure what possessed me to paint this room flesh pink and dark brown ten years ago? Add to it, the ye olde photos of my family members… a little creepy.
When our washer and dryer BOTH died the same week, I decided it was time to seize the opportunity and give the laundry room a quick refresh. This was a serious budget job, so I will take you through each step. First – paint the walls, trim and ceiling. I had enough leftover Benjamin Moore “Stonington Gray” for the walls and white trim/ceiling paint from last November when I updated my daughter’s bedroom. Paint = FREE. Painters = $300.
Down came all of the pictures and nail holes filled because my goal was a much CLEANER look.
Toss the light brown cabinet knobs and this ugly basket full of junk…
New Glass Knobs = FREE. They were found in a drawer. The White Wooden Box = $12.00. Only there to cover up the outlet that looks weird with the cut-out backsplash and to hold single socks that end up alone in the dryer.
The old window curtain had to go. So did the bent curtain rod.
I had a remnant piece of fabric that was the perfect size for a new curtain. Fabric = FREE. LABOR = $50.00
New Curtain Rod = $5.00.
Mismatched hangers, cumbersome ironing board and old wastebasket…. GONE.
One box of 50 Gray Hangers = $20.00. New mini ironing board (still en route) = $35.00.
New Wastebasket = $15.00. Dash & Albert indoor/outdoor carpet runner = $135.00.
An indoor/outdoor rug is great for laundry room spills, humidity – basically anything wet!
So much better!
Orchid = FREE, moved to laundry room from family room. Floral painting to cover the exposed hoses/electrical = FREE, found in the guest room closet.
Give me a week and this room will be a mess! BUT, in the meantime, I am loving my laundry room. To recap, cost was: 1) Painters $300 2) White Wooden Box $12.00 3) Curtain Labor $50 4) Curtain Rod $5.00 5) Hangers $20.00 6) New Ironing Board $35.00 7) Wastebasket $15.00. 8) Dash & Albert runner $135.00
TOTAL = $572.00
A quick and easy refresh for under $600 and now a place I like wandering into and maybe throwing in a load…
the wry home