I don't know why, but I've had the decorating itch lately. I think I read too many blogs and magazines- because then I see projects and I become obsessed with them. My latest obsession has been surrounding laundry rooms. Check out these beautiful spaces
Top Left: kevin & amanda
Top Right: Kim Keller, featured on IHeartOrganizing
Bottom Left: Centsational Girl
Bottom Right: The Container Store, featured on decorating your way
So, after several months of drooling over all of these laundry rooms- I thought I might give mine an upgrade.
I've posted about it before- and showed probably the most embarassing "before" photo to date on this blog.
The "after" was definitely an improvement, but all I did was move stuff around and throw stuff away.
This closet is Prime Realestate in my home, and we're in and out of it so often that it's rarely even worth the effort to close the closet doors. I started thinking that if it has to be open all of the time, I might as well enjoy looking at it. And with my decorating itch, I thought that tackling a small job like this would probably be a fairly cheap way to get my fix. I promised myself I would only buy paint. (But I cheated a little and bought 2 laundry baskets as well for $4 each).
As you can see by my inspiration I was drawn to shades of aqua/blue and I wanted to pick one that would work with the red bags I already had (since I was trying not to spend money). Here's what I picked.
Anyway, I was pleasantly suprised at how quick the project was. I cleaned the closet out Friday, had the entire thing painted in under 2 hours on Saturday morning, and then did a little re-prioritizing of what was going to go back into the space before filling the closet back up Saturday afternoon. The result?
Isn't is beautiful?? I could just look at it all day! (And it's a good thing too because shortly after finishing this project, my oldest kiddo got a tummy bug, so I've had ample opportunity to admire how beautiful it is while washing every set of sheets that we own)