If there’s one thing that really bugs me on design blogs, it’s when they makeover a room that had a perfectly good “before”. You know what I mean? All I can think is, “Why even bother with all the money and work? That room already looks great!” Well, I wouldn’t qualify my laundry room as “great”, exactly, but it was fine. And now I’m an offender, because I totally gave it a mini makeover. Here’s where we started:
Things that bugged me:
• My framed kimono looked like crapola
• The Chrome Corner was getting pretty shabby looking
• The light fixture was super dim
• The black paint and curtain made the room look smaller and darker
So, I took down the art and replaced it with this $10 score from Buccees, of all places!
If you’re not familiar with Buccees, it’s like the Ultimate Gas Station. I don’t even know if you can call it just a “gas station”. It’s massive. Like the size of a small WalMart sometimes. Anyway, they’re dotted all over Texas, but Lake Jackson is their home town. So we have like 10 of them! Anyway, they carry these awesome coffee bean sacks with rustic frames for $10 each. Score! And the size was just about perfect for this little nook.
I think the wood frame pulls in to the appliance cart so much better than the old red one did. And I took down the satin curtain (which was probably a fire-hazard anyway) and replaced it with a drop cloth.
So there you have it. My mini laundry room makeover! I’ll be back later today to show just how easy it is to make a ceiling-hung curtain, just in case you too have some sort of unsightly water heater or other appliance fugging up your room. I know I don’t normally post twice a day, but I have a project that I just cannot wait to share tomorrow!! Seriously, it’s like, the best ever! Cannot wait!