Kicking off a full week of beautiful real room makeovers is Emily of Go, Haus, Go! She is a fellow 'midnight hustler' (love that term!) who blogs at night after slaving a full day away in some other profession. Her blog is only a few months old but is already full of inspiration. Just take a look at the whimsy she injected in to her laundry room. Take it away Emily.
Hello there! I'm Emily from Go, Haus, Go! I'm so happy and honored to be here on Brooklyn Limestone sharing a recent project of mine with you. For those of you unfamiliar with Go, Haus, Go! my home is a 900 square foot 1914 brick cottage in a little neighborhood just south of Cincinnati in Covington, Kentucky. I've just started on my home (and blogging!) so lots of things to make pretty and share with you all.
Now for the fun stuff. My laundry room makeover! It's a very small space at about 28 square feet, but with it located right off the kitchen and viewable to everyone, it was important it looked nice. It also needed to satisfy a couple of needs - functional decor, flow with the adjacent black and white kitchen and last but not least, the design needed to cover up my not-so-lovely washer and dryer hook-ups. I'm all about doing things inexpensively in my home so I knew I would be warming up my crafting muscles and DIY-ing something(s).
Here's how the room looked when I started. Yikes. I didn't clean up prior to taking this photo or even use the good camera. Chalk it up to ugly room syndrome.
And then after working through (and not liking) a couple of design plans (like this and this) I decided to ditch the Photoshop and the planning and go with it. Risky, I know. I went with the design elements I loved (and would work with my kitchen), like a smokey grey paint color and glossy white cabinets and ended up with this:
There you have it! Some quick details on the room:
-The paint is Martha Stewart Living Bedford Gray
-The stripey curtain was DIY'ed using a white tie-up curtain. Details on that project here.
-The fabric panel (I just used No-Sew to finish the edges and create a rod pocket for a tension rod) is from Ikea (it's older - don't know the name!) and matches the covers on my stools in my kitchen
-Cabinet paint is Behr's Ultra Pure White in semi-gloss
And because I was all about adding function with the decor, the mirror (from Pottery Barn Teen) doubles as a hook for drying tank tops and bras. The Polaroid wire (from Ikea) morphs into a convenient clothesline when guests (or cameras) are not around. I'm very happy so far!
To follow the laundry room makeover adventure from start to finish (seriously, it was like four posts) scroll to the end of this post.
Thanks again Mrs. Limestone!