In my head, a few coats of paint can make anything new. It doesn’t help that I have an addiction to change. I had this idea to glam up my laundry room to make the mundane task more interesting. Plus, this room was just disheveled and dreary. So, I bought a quart of Rustoleum’s protective enamel paint (after a little googling) and now my washer and dryer are looking like this:
Wooooo! Fancy, right? This is only 2 coats, and it’s looking like it’ll need 3 to get the job done. This is a sloooow project, since I have to wait 24 hours between coats, and I’m determined to actually do things right this time and not mess it up like my chalkboard fridge. Well, to be honest, 2 coats may have been enough if I’d just used a little roller instead of a paint brush. But, you live, you learn, right? I think it’s looking pretty fabulous myself!
Do you see the glam starting to come together? This photo is a little more true-to-color. And the paint is crazy glossy. I love it. I’m planning on spraying the knobs chrome, and using a silver paint pen to come back and write the labels. Then I’ll finish them off with a few coats of poly for protection. Amazing, no? I mean, there’s so many colors of Rustoleum to choose from! In fact, there are 21…
How cool would an orange washer/dryer pair be? Or that amazing magenta? Or grey, or sunny yellow, I could go on all day! And I’ll probably only end up using a half of the quart, which runs about 8 bucks. Yup, you heard me. 8 bucks for a whole new look on some pretty Plain Jane appliances! I mean, how boring are they? Unless you want to spend a grand, you get to choose between white, cream or bisque. Blah. I’ll do a whole write up on my procedure and finish once I’m done with this whole thing (probably in about a week, at this rate).