One Room Challenge: Week 6 {The Final Reveal of a Clean and Crisp Laundry Room}

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Hi Everyone!

This is a bittersweet post– on the one hand I get to reveal my newly renovated crisp and clean laundry room, but on the other hand it’s the end of the weekly linking event with the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda over at CallingItHome.

This has been such a fun experience and I’ve “met” so many talented and inspiring women who have worked so hard on making over their rooms.  You have to check them out here.  I swear these makeovers need to be in a magazine!

Six weeks ago I decided to makeover our unfinished laundry room.  If you need to catch up you can click

week 1
week 2
week 3
week 4
week 5

Today it looks like this!
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The “wash, dry, fold” picture is a free printable I got off of Debbie Doo’s website.  IMG_4348All you guys need to check out the other participants’ reveals today …click here!

One Room Challenge: Week 5

I can’t believe we are in week 5 of 6 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. This has been such a great experience and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed linking up with the ORC.

Next week is the final week and I am über excited to reveal our laundry room reno.  I don’t have many pictures to show you today because I’d be spoiling the reveal, but I will show you the initial inspiration for our modern, clean, chic and sophisticated laundry room.

I particularly love the light, crisp, airy colours and feel of these laundry rooms.

I knew I wanted a feature wall so I opted for a metallic modern wallpaper.  And of course you need storage and hooks–and these chicken wire baskets and quick DIY hooks are pretty and practical.

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Don’t forget to come back next week and check out the big reveal! And click here to see the other very talented and extremely hardworking participants and their projects!!

One Room Challenge: Week 4

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who stopped by the last few weeks and commented! Your words of encouragement are so thoughtful and motivating.  This is my first time participating in anything like this in the blogosphere and I am amazed at how supportive everyone is–what a great experience!

In case you haven’t heard, I am participating in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling it Home.  Please click here to check out the other 83 very talented and hard-working participants.   If you want to see my progress over the last three weeks click week 1, week 2 and week 3.

We’re in week 4–two weeks to go from the final reveal!

I’ve started to look for small decor pieces.  I particularly like the chicken wire baskets that you can find almost anywhere now.  These are a few I found at Walmart.

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I like the first picture (although I would spray paint them black) but they come in three and I’m not sure I need three chicken wire baskets.

Originally I thought about getting the all white floating shelf from IKEA, but now I’m rethinking this and wondering whether the I should go with the silver one.  Hmmm…any thoughts?

This will meet my shelving needs (believe me I don’t need much more in our laundry room).

I also found this decorate flower pot from the Superstore that looks just like the IKEA Skurar one, but for a fraction of the cost.  Who would have thought that you can find something cheaper than IKEA?!

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Lastly, I used an old skid plank we had and mounted three hooks to it.  I plan to use this to hang the ironing board from.

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The hooks and the plank haven’t been installed onto the wall yet, but please come back next week and check out my progress.  And don’t forget to check out what the other participants have going on over at Calling it Home

 

One Room Challenge: Week 3

Well it’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge and we got a lot done! See week 1 and week 2 here.  We are exhausted, but it was well worth it.

Here’s what we got done:

– put up dry wall and painted it with primer
– painted the entire room genesis white (contrary to its name it is not actually white but a subtle grey– very pretty!)
– put up wallpaper
– installed baseboards and casing
– painted baseboards and casing
– installed knobs on folding door and a door stop (the small details make all the difference!)
– hooked up our sink, washer and dryer (yay for clean clothes!)

The door, casing and baseboards are all painted.


I have to admit though that I’m most excited about our feature wall! It’s just what I wanted– a metallic looking wallpaper.

It was our first time applying wallpaper and neither of us knew what to do.  The instructions it came with were’t all that clear and youtube videos all seemed outdated, so we kind of winged it. But in the end I have to say it was pretty easy and it only took us about 30-40 mins.
I don’t have any pictures of us installing it because we weren’t sure if we were doing correctly, but if you are thinking of applying wallpaper try the pre-pasted rolls from Bouclair and I’d recommend getting the tray kit.

The room is functional, but it is nowhere near being done.  I have yet to install shelves, compete a couple of DIY projects, get some storage, a countertop and organize the heck out of it all.

Stay tuned to see more next week and don’t forget to check out the other ORC participants’ projects here.  They are amazing!

Thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

 

Spring Fever {Flower Planter}

I thought with this nice weather finally coming around (mother nature I’m talking to you!) and my tulip buds slowly starting to bloom, wouldn’t it be great to build a planter? Or rather have my fiancé build it and I would just paint it (have to give credit to where credit it due).

My inspiration came from the LANTLIV plant stand from IKEA.  I almost bought it if it wasn’t $69.99.  A little too expensive if you ask me…so naturally I thought why not try to make it.

I thought about using some of the skid pallets I have lying around in the garage from my last project (Skid Shelf), but not all the pieces are in great shape so off to Home Depot we went.  We bought four 2×4’s and six 1×4’s.

It took a couple of hours to build and lets face it it doesn’t exactly resemble the IKEA plant stand, but it’ll do.

After a failed staining attempt–it came out way too dark for what I was going for, I decided to paint it a solid colour instead.  Since we’re completing our laundry room at the same time we have a lot of primer left over, so I decided to first paint the completed planter all white.  Once it dried, I painted most of it with a colour we picked up earlier at HD called Spring Morn.  Once that dried I lightly sanded it down to give it a beachy/aged look (also very spring-like).

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