House Update: Laundry Room

26 Mar

I have been really excited to share this project since we started painting last weekend. Ryan and I share the thought that laundry rooms should be fun and different. We both had very specific visions for parts of the space, but we were lacking an overall theme. I was dying for white wood floors and he wanted bead-board all the way up the walls. So we started there and decided the rest as time went on.


This space was a bathroom when we moved in. It was the better of the two upstairs so we were using it up until the Guest Bath was finished. Sometimes we try to figure out what the builder was thinking when they built our house, or what the other home owners thought when they added the laundry hookups to the room off of the master bed room. We are slowly undoing these things that bother us and are loving the changes. (I’m sure the next home owner will probably think these things about us too. Its just the way it goes.)

Matt took up the lovely linoleum and had to do some plumbing rerouting to transform the space into the laundry room. Then he put up the bead-board.

It was time to make a decision about the paint so we went to our local paint shop and talked to the owner. He suggested some colors that would go for the feel we wanted. We decided on Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue for the walls and Stratton Blue for the trim. When we got home, I held the colors up to my ironing board and realized they were the exact same.

Matt put down some 1 x 6 pine boards from Home Depot. This was the most economical floor choice I have made and I love the way it looks!

Ryan stained it with a white stain that we got at the paint shop and then put on a coat of sealer.

Then we loaded everything in and started washing clothes right away!

Only one more room to go!

5 Responses to “House Update: Laundry Room”

  1. SU Madre March 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Too cute! I love the colors, it is fresh and perky. Now that is really saying something coming from the Queen of Laundry.

    • Holmes March 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      So GOOD

  2. Grandy March 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    love it, love it. The light fixture is the best I have ever seen.

  3. aunt lacey March 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    i so love the light fixture also! this is super great! i totally love the colors too!!!!! ya’ll are amazing! i’m so excited for you…so much fun!!!! if you have a blank wall…i want to give you one of my framed words uncle andrew and i make…i was waiting until you got in your new home…and then forgot about it!!!!! love you!!!!


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