I’m very nervous about this post! I’ve never done anything like this before. Yeah, we’ve done projects in the past, but we’ve never done a project as a challenge. So, I’m participating in the One Room Challenge Spring 2022. We are going to give our laundry room a much-needed refresh. Yes, we haven’t lived here long, but the laundry room could be so much more functional. The only thing we won’t be changing is the floors and (most likely) the trim. Everything else is going! We will not be getting new appliances…. our current ones work just fine. I’m really looking for an old world/European vibe.
Current Laundry Room
Let’s take a look at our current laundry room. The walls are painted silver strand (just like the master bathroom and the guest bedroom). We have black and white patterned tile floors (I still love them). We have a wall of white shaker cabinets. They are in great condition, but I feel like the space could be utilized so much better. The opposite wall has all of our laundry baskets and a clothesline above it. This is the wall that I absolutely hate. It’s going to look amazing when we’re done with it, and I cannot wait to use it! The shelf above the window will be leaving, but the barn door will be staying.
I picture some kind of wood on the walls with wallpaper. I really want an old world/cottagey feel. I am loving all the mid-tone paint colors right now…. but I have to stick with neutrals (I’m just not that adventurous, yet). This is my vison for now. I think the wood, cabinets, and basket storage will be painted the darker color and the walls the lighter color. Or I may just do wood and wallpaper. I’m going to be bringing in some brass hardware. And I’d like a statement light fixture that will give a lot of light.
What do we plan to do? First, we are going to fix the pedestal that the washer and dryer are on. It’s just not sturdy enough. The washer has moved so much recently, I’m worried the whole thing will collapse. We’re going to eliminate the space underneath it. It just collects dust and debris anyway. Then we’ll have a butcher block counter hovering above the washer and dryer. I’d like a more “built-in” feel surrounding the washer and dryer. We’ll be taking out the cabinets and installing 2 cabinets with 3 shelves in between. On the opposite wall, there will be a tower built-in for laundry basket storage. Then another butcher block counter where the dirty laundry bins will go underneath. A brass bar will be above that for drying clothes.
Isn’t this so exciting?! We’ll probably start with the pedestal this weekend. We are obviously Weekend Warriors and can only do the work during our time off work, so I will not have daily updates. But I will keep you updated here and via my IG. Definitely check out my Reel and my ORC story highlight for any behind the scenes that you may have missed. Be sure to check out all the other designers and guest participants on the ORC blog. Until next time Treasure Hunters!