Hey, you guys! Welcome to Week 8 of the One Room Challenge! Before we get into the details, I must confess that I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it to the end. Doing the makeover during a global pandemic meant that deliveries were slow, and the current events surrounding the injustice in my community hit me extremely hard. I had thrown in the towel, but then in the last two weeks of the challenge, with the help of my friend, I was able to tackle this project and finish on time. I thought this transformation was going to be easy. I mean, “what could possibly go wrong in a small room, right?”, but things just didn’t go as planned. The wallpaper, though it was easy to install, felt like the walls kept changing (lol). Each corner became harder and harder to apply. In those moments, I knew I had to step away and try again another day. Thankfully, we were given an extension, which is the only reason this room is done.
For #ORCSpring2020, I opted to transform my laundry room. My goal was to maximize the use of this space in my home and of course make it pretty. The great thing about this room was it already had a closet. During my walk through of my home build, the closet excited me because I knew I could add customized shelving and the door could be used as functional space too.
Here’s a look at the laundry room before:
I replaced the previously installed builder grade luxury vinyl with an 8mm luxury vinyl from Duchateau. In 6 weeks, I had the closet built out with shelving for better storage and organization (I measure the height of all my cleaning products), installed wallpaper, replaced the light fixture, and added 1×4 planks to the corner of the room to create a mudroom wall.
Here’s the original inspiration collage:
Here’s what it looked like during process:
And finally, the REVEAL!
The Silver Hikarigaoka Peel and Stick Wallpaper (gifted by Wallpops) completely elevated my laundry room. The wall covering features beautiful florals in a camel nude-shimmer neutral tone that adds the right amount of depth to the walls. Just passing this room in the hallway, you may not know that this is a laundry room, and I love that.
Like every other room in the house I headed to Sherwin Williams for my paint selection. Blue has become the signature color in my house and finding the right color tone was crucial. Unfortunately, I can’t share the exact color of the mudroom wall because I tweaked the original color. Here’s my process. I had After the Storm mixed in a sample… took it home and fell in love with it. The next step was to have it mixed in the designer signature color, and that’s when things got tricky. The formulas of the sample and the signature base paint were different so the color was off, by a lot. I grabbed the Emerald Designer Edition interior paint in satin and had it mixed as After the Storm, and that’s when the tweaking started. I added a bit more black and a little less green and ended up with my own personal shade I call…. Blackess Blue. I love the color and the depth it adds to the room. It really complements the wallpaper.
The washer and dryer are new from Samsung via (Home Depot).
LIGHTING and TRIM
The light fixture is from (lamps plus buy was of (Amazon), and all trim/plywood is from (home depot). If you take a second look at the before and during process photos, you’ll see the lighting change. I went from soft white bulbs which gave the room a yellow/pinkish hue to daylight bulbs which depict the true color of everything in the room. I use (EcoSmart) for my day light bulbs.
In the last blog post I shared that I don’t like doing laundry. After the makeover, I still don’t like doing laundry (lol). Overall, I love my new space. I thoroughly enjoy my items being organized, and I’m looking forward to growing in this space. I really hope you guys enjoy this post. Until next time….