A few weeks ago, I blogged about some MINOR laundry room updates & chatted about how I gave this neglected space a temporary fix. (little did I know just how “temporary” that fix would really turn out to be). After the post was published and I was looking back at the pictures, I quickly realized how much I disliked this room (and not because it was the room that was home to my not-so favorite chore). My intentions were there when I took small steps to decrease the ugliness, but these mini DIY projects were comparable to putting a band-aid on a life threatening wound… not working out too well. I needed more than a band-aid, more like a DIY doctor. *seriouslythough
Allow me to remind you of what the laundry room looked like when we moved in:
Don’t get my wrong, I’m NOT a huge brat that needs all new everything (or anything for that matter). And although I disliked the orange, glossy cabinets, which were actually the cabinets from our house’s original kitchen cabinets, I DID really appreciate the extra storage & their price tag…. FREE! When we moved in, I knew that this room would be on the DIY to-do list.
Fast forward a year & a half:
I tried to work around the “vintage” cabinets and bring pops of white, fun baskets, and anything else I could to add a little more “glam” to the space. I guess it was the thought that counted, but unfortunately, these items were like that useless band-aid & just seemed to highlight the old cabinets even more…#notwhatIwasgoingfor. As time passed, these old and greasy (and yes, I mean greasy from being in the old kitchen for 40+ years) cabinets moved further up my to-do list. I planned to tackle this project in the summer, when I was on summer vacation as a teacher, but I just couldn’t take it any longer. Spring hit and those darn cabinets had to go… immediately.
So that’s where I am today. In the process of DIY-ing the HECK out of this room. You can rest assured that I will definitely be keeping the cabinets (FREE sounds good to me!), but I will NOT, and I repeat NOT, be keeping the orange tint any longer. This is more along the lines of what I have in mind for this space…
I hope to bring far more WHITE into the space to create a more airy, clean look; one that will flow with the rest of the house. I hope to incorporate baskets and more opportunity for storage/hanging clothes to dry when necessary. I hope to bring in some colorful art to add a little personality to the space, and most importantly, I hope to get rid of the orange cabinets and never, ever look back! I may be biting off a little more than I can chew a little too close to the end of the school year, but heck… I’m determined to stop the bleeding regardless of how long the DIY surgery takes!