I started planning this project about seven months ago (first post here ), but got bogged down my work, lack of funds, lack of focus etc. And since the laundry room is in a lean-to addition outside that is non-climate controlled except for a ceiling fan, working on it during a New Orleans summer was not a good idea.
Here's where I started, a laundry room that had become a junked up mess, with a non-working dryer and a temperamental washer:
I did struggle and flounder a little with how to finish the laundry room, especially since I had no money to work with. But then two things happened. Number one, I decided to embrace the challange, and to see if I could do a no money makeover using only things that I had. Leftover from jobs, I had plenty of paint and supplies, and a great graphic trellis stencil. I also had furniture left over from various moves and projects, so I decided to see how close I could come to my original inspirational pics---bright, bold, happy, with graphic pattern and vintage appeal. Second, a fairy godmother gifted us with a brand new washer/dryer set as a "wedding" present, and I was determined to honor the gift with as nice a room as possible. I think I succeeded. All I know, is since the appliances arrived Thursday, I've actually been enjoying doing laundry!
|I moved the wine box shelves to over the appliances, and tried to stage them attractively, but reasonably.|
|On one wall, I did a small gallery display, using a window I turned into a chalkboard and some vintage numbers.|
|I used large jars (which formerly housed pickles) to store left over Mardi Gras beads, curtain rings, and other drapery hardware. I corralled them in gifted wooden box. The Beatles keep watch.|
Mod Vintage Life
submitted to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch