Shannon Berrey

Laundry redo: Part 2

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Like I said yesterday, it's a tiny room so it's not a big 'wowsa' before and after project. But, I am so happy with it's functionality! Yesterday I showed you where it started:



And then I showed you how I got to here:



To hang the curtains, I bought an inexpensive cafe curtain rod at Wal-Mart.



I didn't use the finials and instead just had the rod simply butt into the wall. I bought 3 support brackets and mounted them to the ceiling. I made 2 curtain panels and hung them with simple cafe rod clips.



My washer/dryer are on pedestal drawers so all of the detergents and cleaning supplies are kept there. And there is still room on top to put a basket of odd socks and some cut greens. It is so fantastic to have a home for everything!



Now let's move down to the floor. The wonderful company, FLOR, allowed me to select tiles to use to give my ugly stick-on tiles a face-lift. I loved the sisal look of 'Look Both Ways' in Moss.




I have always loved their catalogs and the simplicity of the install so I was excited to finally try them for myself. 



There is no prep work--they go right on top of whatever you have. You have the option of changing the pattern depending on how you install them. I liked the subtle basketweave pattern created by alternating them parquet style. Their directions are simple to follow and they cut easily with a carpet knife and ruler.  



What a difference! I love the texture and it has just enough cush to really make a difference when I am folding clothes. I vacuum them just as I do my other floors and if I were to ruin one, I have extras to pop into place. If you are on the fence about purchasing FLOR tiles, I highly recommend them.

Moving up the wall..


I spotted this laundry art that Jen had pinned {from a Boden catalog} and thought it was fantastic! I knew I wanted to incorporate this into art for my room. I had a blank wall opposite the washer/dryer that gets sun all day so I didn't want to invest in anything that would cause me to tear up when it eventually fades.  I used a 30" x 40" canvas and painted my mantra.




It's a small room so it's hard to get a good shot!



  Jen has made her own laundry charts available in several colors if you want to download them and use them yourself. Cute, right?




See the artwork on the right?



That's my special piece from artist Amy Rice. I painted the frame with the same SW 6439 Greenfield paint that I used on the shelves and my laundry art canvas.    



I love that I get to enjoy it everyday {sometimes many times a day...}.



I still want to replace the light with a chandelier and add a cute roman shade, but I am loving the new fresh look. 


{FLOR provided me with the tiles but the opinions are all mine and all honest!}


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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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