Thursday, February 25, 2010

laundry room pick me up!

remember this?

and this?

and this?

My laundry room before

well this week, I did this...

and this

I have been wanting to add bead board in my laundry room since...well, since we moved in...4 1/2 YEARS ago! and I FINALLY got it done! WOOT!

I'm contemplating adding it to the sides of the bench...but that was not the original, we'll see. I'm also thinking of doing a brown glaze over the top of the green...what do you think?

Now I really like it in there...calming, soothing...and now I even want to go in there AND do the I've noticed I'm even doing better at keeping it clean...which...BONUS!

total cost: bead board: $15 Lowes

Paint: 1 gallon Olympic Semi gloss $15 color: Guacamole (I didn't even get the good stuff, cause I new it wouldn't get much "traffic" And I have mmmm, pretty much a gallon of paint left to use somewhere else!

All the other decor, I just stole from other places in my house!

Oh, and I did buy a rug from wal-mart on clearance: $10!

just a girl


Frugal Home Design said...

That looks so great. Love the green.

Living It At Home said...

I love laundry rooms and mud rooms. Unfortunately, my mud room is teeny tiny (really need one here in MA) and my laundry room is in the unfinished part of our basement. You did a really great job decorating yours. Love the green. I will have to see what I can do to improve mine!


Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

That turned out gorgeous! Green and white is one of my favorite color combinations.

Becolorful said...

love the infusion of color. You rock.

Teri said...

Very pretty! I might be more inclined to do laundry if my room looked as soothing. =)

Donna Rafferty said...

I love the colors and your "laundryscape!" My laundry room would look so much better if it looked like your before shots, LOL!

Happy Met Monday!

Becca said...

Great job ... I love the changes and how you accessorized your shelves !!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looks so fresh and springy! Great job.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love love love it all! The colors are so pretty, and the beadboard looks amazing! Great job :)!

Chris said...

That could very well be the most perfect shade of green! I love it on the beadboard! My 2 cents? Don't glaze it, and DO add it to the sides of your bench area! It's just too great not to use more of it! :)

shannon said...

I am so jealous, and I am so copying you! :-) Easy way to make a big statement in the laundry area.. I might just be adding this to my list.

I would love for you to stop by, I am having a Bring In The Spring Blog party-share anything spring related.

To The Moon and Back said...

This is a great idea! I love, love, love how it turned out. So fresh and clean, perfect for a laundry room.

Chris said...

My favorite detail is that the beadboard makes contractor shelves look like custom cabinetry. Brilliant.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Guacamole. Love the paint color and the real thing. So fresh.