It's the last day of the One Room Challenge. I had the best time participating in this, and I am so glad that Linda of Calling It Home opened this challenge up to other bloggers who wanted to join in.
Here is the inspiration board from Week One...
First the before...
And then the after...
Let me give you a quick tour.
Here's a close up of the finished wall treatment that I talked about in Week Four. It is truly my most favorite part of the room. With just green painter's tape, I created a pattern that I love for about a third of what a roll of wallpaper with a green trellis design would have cost.
It was so easy. If I made a mistake, I just pulled off the tape and repositioned it. (The walls were pretty uneven with it being a basement in an older home, so I had to eyeball most of it.)
I am also excited about the first thing you see as you walk into the laundry room. Before it was a wall of cleaning supplies.
I put all of these items in a rolling storage caddy nestled now between the washer and the wall.
After that was done, I took down the shelves and put up a picture of flowers that grew in my backyard last spring. A much better view.
The laundry detergent packets and the Borax got new glass containers. And the dryer sheets are now in a pretty box.
I sorted the items I wanted to store in the laundry room into low cost plastic bins, and put decorative tape on the fronts to add a little color. Then I labeled everything to keep things in their place. I reused a black pencil tray to store all the batteries we buy in bulk.
Now I said back in Week Five that I had big plans for a metal box I found at Home Goods. First, I spray painted it black. Then, I put a label on it that said Match Box (like the toy cars) and added two checkered flag stickers. I plan to store in the box all the socks that some how go in the laundry as a matched pair, but come out as a solo item. Of course, a few weeks later the match miraculously surfaces. So do you get it? Match Box for my socks that Need a Match. Your laughing with me, right?
And finally the ironing board. I used this tutorial to cover it was heavy outdoor fabric. I love the black and white pattern it brings into the room.
This laundry room is such an improvement from what it use to look like. I might actually enjoy doing laundry now. Wait a minute...let's not get too crazy! At least it is a space that I really do want to spend time in now.
And since I still have laundry on the brain, I put together a few tips on how I get through this chore here.
Be sure to check out the 20 designers, who revealed their rooms on Wednesday, by clicking here, and the final rooms of my fellow linking participants by clicking here. So much decorating inspiration!
Also linking up to I Heart Organizing, Thrifty Décor Chick, Remodelaholic