So this time I'll share pretty pictures of what's inspiring me to redo the laundry room.
I kinda fell in love with the beadboard wallpaper from the bathroom makeover, so I think I'll use that in the laundry room to cover up the horribly ugly walls in there. I'm thinking floor to ceiling, like this:
Make that floor to ceiling and the ceiling. (Wait 'til I show you the laundry room; you'll understand.)
Speaking of the floor...that's a big problem. The trapdoor to the basement is right in the middle of the room, so I can't put real tile down--which I'd love to do--because I'd need a crane to lift the trapdoor. There's a boat winch on the wall now (not kidding) that I use to crank the door open like a drawbridge, but I'd really like to get rid of that thing. I considered putting down laminate, but I'm not sure how I'd seal the edges on the trapdoor and its opening. (If anyone has any ideas about that, I'd love to hear them.) Then my friend Christy posted this on Pinterest:
I swooned. That rug. Wowza. PeeWee Herman once said, "Everybody I know has a big but". I have a big but, too. Here it is: BUT, my laundry room is the most high-traffic room in the house and it's where the furbabies are corralled when I'm at work so a big wool rug in beautiful pale colors is not a good choice. Sigh. And also, dagnabbit. And even, Hell's bells. It's so pretty. I couldn't get that rug out of my mind. And then one day (when I had fever) I had a dream that I made
Remember the shingles that were all over the outside of my house? Well, I have them on the inside of the house, too, on the shared wall between the laundry room and the bathroom. I was wondering what to do with them--and dreading having to take them off and fix the wall--and then I saw this on The Lettered Cottage:
Look at that--painted shingles. They look cute and cottage-y when they're painted, don't they? I started putting primer on mine a week or so ago. Those things are really dry, so it's going to take a lot of primer. Two coats and it still looks kinda like whitewash.
I still haven't decided what color to paint the laundry room. I'm thinking of a sort of bluish-grayish-greenish color, not too dark or too light. Why is picking a paint color such an overwhelming decision?? Even knowing (sorta) what color I want, I still have 15 or so paint chips on the wall.
Pretties this time; uglies next time. Pinky swear.