Alright, so it's not that dark of a job but at least now it is a bit brighter. I painted my entry/laundry room over our break and it looks so much cleaner and fresher. Last year sometime in one of my painting fits I painted that room a muddy gray/brown color. It just felt so dark in there and just dirty.
This is what it originally looked like about two years ago:
A bit crowded, the dogs stayed in here as well and it just wasn't working for me.
Here is what it looked like after the painting fit with the muddy color.
Now it was just dark and small and still no room.
So we built a little locker to put our shoes, hats, mittens, etc.
That seemed to work well but every time we opened the door we would get hooked on the chicken wire and or the kids would get scratched.
So I had enough and last Friday we went and picked up some white paint and went to town.
Here is what it looks like now.
I took off the chicken wire from the locker and we replaced it with beadboard.
No more poking and scratching and I just love the look of it, much cleaner lines for me.
Picked up a few baskets from Meijer and TJ Maxx to give it that natural coastal feel,
and shopped around the house for some other treasures to add like my whale and some beach grass and rug.
(not sure why there is a phone plug in the laundry room, for the life of me I can't imagine why they put it there)
We also got a new washer, I was done cleaning up floods and having my clothes smell nasty. The salesman said that the biggest complaint of the front load washers is the smell but he couldn't tell us why the dumb thing flooded all the time, he thought perhaps we had a lemon......no kidding!
I love my new top loader and now with a bright clean room and a new machine, washing is actually tolerable. :)
There are still a few details that I would like to do like a new light and I have to paint the ceiling which probably would have been smart to do first, but I don't think that way. I can see by the last picture that I need an outlet cover too.
Details, details. :)
I love how how it turned out and even though there is less room with the washer and dryer having to be side by side now, it still feels bigger to me.
I heart white paint.