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Oh my goodness, we're so eager to share! Hmmm, this is a toss up...the left or the right? The left or the right? Yeah right, as if that's even a question. The left picture was taken even before our laundry room organization post HERE and what a disorganized mess it was. We are adoring our new laundry room and can't even believe how happy it's already made us!
With so much added storage and some chic new wall art (stay tuned, you'll hear more on that tomorrow) this mini-room has had a mini-makeover worthy of a celeb. Read on, readers for the step-by-step tutorial below to find out how the last part of this series unfolded and the complete details on the cost breakdown too. So why only 99% finished? We are still on the search for the perfect light fixture and we want to add crown molding. Then, we figure, we're pretty much done...for now.
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First up, removing the hideous golden light fixture and giving it a fresh new coat of white paint. This is a great little trick for painting screws too. Just push the pointy end into cardboard and voila, you have yourself a great screw holder for spray paint.
Here's some leftover primer and spray paint from our framed fabric project HERE. We didn't need that much to cover the gold fixture, but it made a huge difference in the end. Like I mentioned earlier, we're still on the search for the perfect fixture so this was a great in-between idea to make this present day one look a wee-bit more modern.
No...more...gold! Bright white and looking very chic, indeed. I also cleaned the glass globe that went with this fixture and oh my gosh, it so beyond dirty! So maybe a little note for some spring cleaning 101 is to clean out those light fixture globes.
We also had some leftover Contact paper from our master bathroom rehaul HERE, so I decided to line this shelf with some because I didn't want all the baskets marring the awesome paint job.
Here's the very appropriate wall art I created. Like I said earlier, I'll be sure to feature this DIY project later in the week...I think you'll love it and adore the price. Mostly, the droplets had me and I just knew it would be perfect for the laundry room.
SCORE! A Ralph Lauren rug was found at TJ Maxx (I'm such a Maxxinista) for $19.99! We had been looking for weeks and knew we wanted something simple and high quality because that room does see quite a bit of foot traffic. For less than $20 this rug was such high quality it almost felt like a splurge!
And a close up of the supremely perfect laundry line image that we took while on our honeymoon in Italy. We've decided this frame and frame size aren't what we're after so we're on the search for a bigger frame and we're going to blow up the image even bigger and frame it horizontally!
Now onto the big addition! CC Hubby is diligently measuring above our first shelf because I told him this was just wasted wall space and we needed some added storage. He decided to use some reclaimed/re-purposed wood from...
...the previous owner's jungle gym! Yeppers, they had two little girls and left us a jungle gym! Tiny Zola Belle just stared at it so when CC Hubby knocked it down, we saved all the wood just knowing we'd put it to good use eventually. This project called for a shelf and the hubby found the perfect piece!
Here's the stain we opted for...Minwax Red Mahogany 225 was the perfect shade!
What a hard working man...still in his work attire, he got home and got right to business! I would've wanted to plop on the couch after all he does, but he really does amaze me with his tenacity to finish any/every project. That's a gift!
Big smiles and way tired, our shelf is now in-place and I have some magic to work the next day. CC Hubby accidentally banged the wall while putting the shelf up so I had to use some of my leftover paint to do some serious touch-ups. Believe me, I didn't complain because I was just so excited about all that extra storage space.
So here's how she looks today...right now, real time! We added a few turquoise bins for one dollar from Dollar General. They were leftover from our pantry reorganization post HERE so that's putting them to good use as their filled with Zola's excess dog food. I'm also loving that I have some added storage for anything that comes up. We fill up space quickly around here so this is worth it's weight in gold.
Another image showing that scraped popcorn and painted ceiling. I also just have to brag about how well CC Hubby matched the stain to my wall art frame. That was the only thing I asked him to do when he picked out the stain color and his guess was dead-on and looks totally fabulous!
And the final image! New rug, new shelf, tons of storage, a great pop of color with the new blue wall paint and some chic lil' wall art. All of this combined makes this a space I'm uber satisfied with. Toilet paper, paper towels, beer koozies, water bottles, plastic cups and reusable shopping bags all have their own basket too! Ahhhhh, it makes me feel organized while providing a super functional space too. I can't suggest making even the small areas of your house better organized because the pay-off is huge.
Breakdown of Costs for Phase 2 of Our Laundry Room Rehaul:
Spray Primer and Spray Paint for Light Fixture - already owned
Contact Paper to Line Shelf - already owned
Four Additional Baskets from Goodwill - $12
New Wall Art (more on that tomorrow) - $10
Ralph Lauren Rug from TJ Maxx- $19.99
New White Hook for My Apron - already owned
White Frame from Walmart for Clothesline Image - $9.99
Clothesline Image Enlargement - $2.25
1 Quart Minwax Wood Finish Stain in Red Mahogany 225 - $7.18
Brush - already owned
Wooden Shelf - already owned/reclaimed from playground
Grand Total of Phase Two of Laundry Room Redesign - $61.41
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