Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Much Needed Update

I like for our home to be as clean and bright as possible, and our laundry room was just not cutting it.  It was dirty, cluttered, and the paint was a little too dark for my taste.  I figured if I could make-over Kathrynne's room I could accomplish this small task.  I recently read at post over at Barefoot in the Kitchen where she had painted a small nook in their home with pink.  For those of you who know me well, you know I'm wary of pink and only use certain shades (and very sparingly at that).  But, following in the footsteps of my friend Sarah over at The Redheaded Stepchild, I thought I'd give decorating outside of my comfort zone a go.

Our laundry room is an incredibly small space.  We use the backdoor to come and go, and the entryway  there is even more incredibly small.

Annnnd....We have our befores:

The afters feel so much better.  In addition to tidying up and painting the walls, I also painted the back door with leftover paint from the shutters.

I added chalkboard paint to the cabinets.

Floursack dishtowels for curtains.

A little green spray paint to help brighten.

And a cover for the light fixture made from wax paper and vellum.

Ahhh...So much better!


  1. That looks great! I loooove the light. You need to show me how to make one of those...

  2. Pink is outside my comfort zone too, but little rooms are perfect for risk-taking! That looks like a fun place to do laundry now. And I know from experience how ridiculously time-consuming a wax paper chandy can be, ughhhh. So bravo to you for taking it on! It looks sweet in this pink room.

  3. So pretty and the pink has really opened up that dark north facing room...

  4. I am so drawn to pink and green - always have been - so I absolutely Love this room! Lovely!