We’re moving right along into Week Three of the One Room Challenge. This week, we tackled paint colors, the laundry basket tower, and wallpaper options. I changed up the mood boards a bit, so I’ll share those again. You’ll get to see the progress we’ve made and what we have planned next! Let’s get to it!
I think, I have picked a color. I hope so. I was planning on using a neutral color: a very taupe gray, for the cabinets, pedestal, and tower. But then I got to thinking, that the laundry room would be the perfect place to play around with color and patterns. So, I changed my mind. I’m almost 100% set on a blue-green-gray for the cabinets, pedestal, and basket tower. We’re going to do beadboard in a creamy white (still haven’t nailed that one down).
Because we had to do laundry, Andy started on the basket tower. It goes all the way from the floor to the ceiling. We have 9ft ceilings and the sides are 24 inches deep by 24 inches wide. He started attaching the plywood sheeting, as well. He attached the sheeting with adhesive and nails. We still have the trim pieces to attach, which will probably happen this weekend. The back will be beadboard and will be painted the cabinet color. It’s very tight working in this space while the washer and dryer are still in there. But we still have to do weekly laundry…I’ll definitely need to do some more again this weekend! Let’s take a look at some progress pics!
Removing the Trim
Andy had to remove the trim where the tower was going to go first. We want it to look built it, so the trim will eventually go back around the whole piece. He cut the trim with a small electric saw, then chiseled it away from the wall. We kept all the pieces for future use.
Building the Tower
We had some left over 2×4’s, so we didn’t have to buy any of those. 🎉 In order to get a 9 ft post, Andy attached an extra piece at the top and secured it with a brace on the side. You will not be able to see this once all the sheeting is up. But it saved us money…wood is so expensive these days!
Next up is the sheeting, or very thin plywood sheets. We used the same thing when we built the built-in bookshelves in the living room. This material will go on the outside and inside walls, the back wall will have beadboard. The ceiling and the bottom of the tower are both regular plywood.
I am such an indecisive person! I don’t know why I thought doing this challenge was a good idea! My original plan was to use Copley Gray on the Cabinets, Pedestal, and Tower. Then I thought I would use a lighter greige color, maybe Revere Pewter for the beadboard. But I was loving all the colorful cabinet ideas that I found on Pinterest, and I thought the Laundry Room would be the perfect room to play with color. I’m almost 100% set on Pigeon by Farrow and Ball. It’s such a pretty chameleon color. I mean, have you seen Chris Loves Julia’s Living Room? It’s stunning. So, the cabinets will be that green/gray/blue color and the beadboard will be a creamy white. I have several that I’m debating between. I think maybe simply white or shoji white. But still, I’m not sure. Head over to my IG stories and vote!
How many white colors are there anyway? There are literally hundreds…probably thousands! I have several samples from when we were deciding on a color for the built-ins, so that is what I’m using first. I may want to also try Swiss coffee and natural cream. The whites I have on wall are simply white, origami, shoji, and dover. What do you think, should I go more white or more cream?
We are collaborating with a wallpaper company that makes the most beautiful wallpapers and fabrics. These are currently the samples that I’m trying: Cicely, Petite, Tropicana, Majoram, and Seed Scattering. Please tell me which one you like best! They definitely change color between night and day. I may not be able to decide until the painting is done.
What do we have planned next? We need to finish all the trim work, caulk, and paint. We’ll most likely get that done this weekend. We may get the beadboard up, as well. We are going to do a DIY butcher block using the left-over floor planks from our hardwood floors for the countertop. I’m going to paint the whole area surrounding the washer and dryer, so no need for butcher block there…we’re just using plywood. Andy may have to build me cabinets…I just don’t know where we’re going to find the size that I need. Until next week Treasure Hunters!
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