The last time we left off with the laundry room makeover, the plans were looking very floral and bright. Well, things ended up turning out much different than I had planned. Isn’t that how most projects go, though, or is that just me?
We did, in fact, install the floral wallpaper. It was pretty, but it didn’t work well in such a small, humid space, and eventually ended up shrinking and rippling. It was such a bummer, because I spent a lot of time putting it up trying to make it perfect. All was not not lost, though. That mishap forced me to pivot with the design, and I am so happy with where it ended up!
Let’s take a look back at where we first started. The space was severely lacking in character and color. The only thing we had touched at this point was adding the shelf. How about that “light fixture”? Not very cute, eh?
Then, I shared the mood board of what I had envisioned for the space.
She’s kinda cute, but as I mentioned, we ended up going in a totally different direction. Here is what the laundry room looks like now after the final makeover.
Paint color: Behr Village Green (eggshell) | Vertical Paneling | Light Fixture | Light Fixture Shade | Art Print | Thrifted Frame | Thrifted Brass Planter | Greenery | Thrifted Glass Dispenser (similar) | Thrifted Crock (similar) | Woven Seagrass Basket | Thrifted Basket Tray (similar) | Clear Jars | Clear Spray Bottle | Amber Spray Bottle | DIY Curtain (gingham fabric)
First, we installed vertical paneling and painted it Village Green by Behr in an eggshell finish.
I quickly whipped up a no-sew curtain to hide the washer and dryer connections. The green gingham fabric makes me smile every time I see it.
The shelf was made with a 2×12 pine board stained with Early American by Varathane. I hung a wooden peg rail that I found while thrifting and painted it the same color as the paneling. I switched out the shade on the light fixture for this ribbed glass globe shade. I love how it elevates the space that little bit more with such a small detail change.
So much better, right?! I love the green paneling, and that gingham curtain is just so adorable.
It feels good to be back to DIYing and decorating. Next up, we’re giving the laundry room doors and trim a little update. Stay tuned!
Wall paint color: Behr Village Green (eggshell)
Light Fixture Shade
Thrifted Brass Planter
Thrifted Glass Dispenser (similar)
Thrifted Crock (similar)
Woven Seagrass Basket
Thrifted Basket Tray (similar)
Clear Spray Bottle
Amber Spray Bottle
DIY Curtain (gingham fabric)