Voila! Finally I have been able to get back on track and "finish" my laundry room. Our home is very old and our laundry is in the basement but with large windows that let in a lot of light and look out over a brick courtyard . The view outside is a pretty one so I don't feel like I am laboring in a dungeon.
About a year ago I decided I was really over the green and white vine and leaf patterned wallpaper in this space and decided to do something totally outside of the box for me. I painted this room a pale aqua. I later did my studio space in a bolder version of this same color but when I first stuck my toe into the blue world it was, for me, a risk. A year later the paint job was all that I had accomplished in my laundry room make over. It was an improvement but I didn't love it.
I would still like to replace the TV with a small flat screen... someday, and I would really like it if I didn't have the drop in ceiling tiles but hey, in this old money pit we never know when we are going to need access to water pipes or electrical wiring. It is much easier to pull out a few tiles than to tear into drywall. So they stay.
Still, I was able to make a few improvements that make me happier when I am sorting, shifting, folding and ironing.
I made some curtains out of Pier 1 napkins and a little black fabric. My windows are dirty so I closed the curtains for the picture. :)
I added a few tchotchkes in black and white.
and I rescued this lamp from storage and added a new shade. I bought the lamp at Target a couple of years ago for $10.00 and knew that eventually I would find a home for it.
The wall decor is a big black tray from Ikea
and so are these great red press on vinyl poppies. I love black and white but I have an addiction to color and these gave me the pop and wow factor I needed to be happy.
I struggled to find just the right rug. This tile floor gets cold in the winter. Then Liz sent me a link to a shopping site where everything is black and white. She knows me so well. This site had me at hello. It was love at first sight for me and it was here that I found my rug. The best part was it was only $39.88!
So now I have one more room that I can check off my to do list for awhile. The next projects will be more difficult. I think I will wait until after the holidays to start in on those but it's never to soon to start mulling over ideas and possibilities.