It’s done, I’m so happy! Now only if I can keep it clean and organized! That may actually be a bigger challenge than finishing the room.
My laundry room has been a mess for the last year. When we moved into the house, hardly anything was finished. None of the cabinets were stained or painted, the only plumbing that was finished was the kitchen and one full bathroom. No backsplashes anywhere, nothing was grouted except the one bath that was finished. No countertops in the laundry room. Only about one quarter of the trim in the house had been caulked and painted. And the whole house had to be repainted. There was over-spray everywhere and Lowe’s could not re-match the paint they sold us. (They blame it on an old paint mixer that they have now replaced.) We are still slowly working on the painting and caulking.
Since we were repainting anyway, I went ahead and chose a different color for the laundry room. The original color was just too dark, especially since this room doesn’t have any windows. The new paint is a new brand from Olympic and has paint and primer in one. It worked really well and we only had to apply one coat to cover the old color. The new color is called Flemish Sky. I love how bright and pretty it is.
I finally have a nice new countertop for folding laundry. (Hubby installed it himself.) Of course, it hardly ever looks this nice as it is usually covered with… wait for it… Laundry!
The door on the left, leads out to the driveway and the door on the right, leads to one of the garages. I do want to get an exterior glass door with mini-blinds built into the glass, it would be so nice to have some natural light in this room.
So, my new goal is to actually put the dirty laundry in the laundry sorter, instead of the floor! When a basket gets full, I’ll just throw it into the wash. 🙂 At least, I think that’s how it will work- keeping up with the laundry is definitely my weakness.
I don’t have many true “before” pictures, but here are a few pictures I found of the laundry room in progress. We’ve just been working on everything in stages and I wish I had done a better job documenting how unfinished everything that was when we moved in.
See the overspray? It is everywhere! Very noticeable here…