Friday, December 14, 2012

Laundry Makeover

We've been living in our new home for two weeks. Because we are renovating, most of the house is a wreck! I have wallpaper strippers, carpet layers, carpenters and plumbers in and out every day. 

There is one space however that is finished: the laundry closet. It's not a room--it's really a closet with folding doors that hide the washer and dryer. I knew it would be hard to paint after the new ones were installed so I got to work last week before they were delivered.

Here is what I started out with...
On the left is the washer and dryer belonging to the previous owners. On the right is a view of the empty closet. The muddy brown color didn't look fresh and clean to me and the cabinet doors seemed totally unnecessary. Why would I want to open the folding bi-fold doors and then have to open MORE doors?

I simply removed the cabinet doors, spackled the holes from the hinges, and painted the entire space, including the cabinets a fresh coat of white. I used a paint and primer in one to save time in an eggshell finish. These great fabric drawers are from Home Depot in the Martha Stewart storage section for $6.98 each and I picked up 6 of them...

they happen to fit perfectly in the space and make it easy to grab what I need. I already had the glass canisters from our old house--I'd rather see the laundry detergent in beautiful glass jars instead of the box they come in.

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