Hello! Are we done yet? Yes, yes we are, because it’s Week 6 of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home. The twenty featured designers/bloggers revealed their rooms yesterday, and there are some gorgeous designs for you to see! Check them all out here. Today is when the linking participants (that’s me!) reveal their spaces, and I’m certain you’ll be able to find tons of inspiration for your own home. Check out the linking participants here.
You may recall my laundry room used to look like this. I had no place to fold clothes, a big flourescent box light, and beige walls. It was uninspiring, to say the least.
I came up with a design plan that I would call “Global Laundry,” if forced to label it. I’d just as soon call it awesome, because that’s my favorite word when I love something this much! You can see the plan and get caught up on each week of the challenge here. I know you’re really just here for the pictures, so let’s go!
It’s hard to believe it’s the same room. I’m reminded it’s still a laundry room and not a new space for me to have cocktails in because of the dirty clothes and appliances. Can’t I just move those out and put a chaise lounge in there instead?
We had to do a few projects to get this room to its current state, including putting casters on the hampers, stenciling the walls, and building a folding table. Once those projects were done, I was finally let loose to go shopping for accessories to pull the room together. The mirror in my original plan was round, but I’m glad it was out of my budget because I love the arched mirror I found consignment shopping. Plus, we have arches all through the house, and you know how I love when patterns repeat. So soothing.
Speaking of pattern repeat, I will be counting the number of paisleys on the walls in the future. Right now it’s just too soon–the memories are so vivid, so raw. I ditched my plan for shelving because of the mirror’s size. I opted to move the laundry supplies from the cabinet to a rolling utility cart, and the art supplies are now in the cabinet.
The baskets along the top of the hanging bar now house light bulbs, batteries, and glue (which we have a ridiculous amount of for some unknown reason.)
I found that cute little bowl at Target, which I thought would be handy to place the odd button or change that shows up in the laundry.
When I mentioned I added some palm branches to the room, my husband was all “what the what for.” I know y’all will appreciate the effort, though.
I found the vase and tray at T.J. Maxx during a Hail Mary shopping trip. They were exactly what I wanted for the room, which almost never happens when I’m shopping under duress. Here are just a few more pictures. (It’s a 10′ x 6′ room with no windows, so there are only so many views of the room I can show you.)
And a final before and after, because I’ve been a sucker for makeovers ever since MTV aired ZZ Top’s Legs. Rooms or people, I love them both!
Thanks so much for following along with me each week! I’ve had a wonderful time meeting other bloggers and enjoying the camaraderie of people who are as obsessed with interiors as I am. I’m about to start on my girls’ bedrooms now that this room is finished (minus the still absent Anthropologie cabinet pulls–gah!) I hope you’ll follow along with me as I continue working to make my home both pretty and practical!