Last month I updated an area of my basement into my studio space but now I am looking at the adjoining laundry room and thinking it is such a yawn. I spend enough time in here that I think it needs to be a bit more fun. Now it doesn't need the major makeover that my studio needed but I thought it would be fun to show the befores of this rather mundane space and hopefully next week be able to show you the tweaked version of my boring, pretend it doesn't exist room. I haven't set a budget for this little project but I always like to do it "on the cheap" and since I have some much bigger projects calling out for attention upstairs, ( I'm feeling future posts coming on) I will be doing this one with very modest investments.
Keep in mind this is a very old house - built in 1916. This laundry room is in the basement but it works well for me because that door just beyond where my purse is hanging leads to the garage. So I have to walk through here everytime I go to my car and that helps me to remember that I need to do another load or to switch things to the dryer. Because the house is old we opted to keep the drop in ceiling. I can't tell you how many times we have had to get up in there for electrical or plumbing work. So although I don't like the looks of it - it needs to stay that way. When we bought this house in 1998 this room had the exposed foundation walls and a concrete floor. We added the drywall and tile then and I wall papered it with a green and white vine looking pattern that I thought I would never tire of.... but I did. So last year I got as far as paint on the walls but now I think it is time to revisit this room and finish what I started.