Ok, so my husband got relo'd and now I'm stuck trying to get our house up to snuff to be sold. Lots in this price range. 5 years ago, someone redid the ENTIRE house. We've barely done anything. The realtors act all snobby about that, and even though I'm not in a declining market, they think I need to price the house at 20k less than I bought it for 2 years ago.
Anyway. (ADD is right in the subject line! Fair warning!) I took one little comment that the laundry room could be repainted, as "You should totally make a rockin' laundry room."
I have this great light blue/brown gift wrap, and thought I'd decoupage the rectangle on the front of the cabinets, spray paint the tarnished brass cabinet pulls gold, decoupage the light switch things, stencil some words around the top of the walls in dark brown, and make a foam board cornice
decoupaged with matching fabric, or the giftwrap.Biggest problem: I don't think the decoupage matches the white cabinets.
Wondering if it's fine, or if I should paint the rest of the doors light blue or dark brown. I do NOT want to paint the entire cabinets - too much work, plus the ones on the bottom are all white laminate, and I'm not touching those. 2nd biggest problem: I thought it would be easy to just xacto knife around the edges of the rectangle after the paper dried, but it looks like crap.
I'm thinking about getting some thin moulding and painting it with the gold paint and gluing it around the decoupage.
Not a huge problem, but annoying: The gold paint doesn't match the old brass hardware, so now I also have to paint the hinges.
Good things: The newly painted handles match the gift wrap really well! The decoupaged switch plates look cool
Also wondering: Should I ditch the cornice idea and/or stencilled word idea? I was going to say - "The laundry room - loads of fun" or "Air your dirty laundry here!" or "Clean clothes is like a breath of fresh air" or something else laundryroomy.
Help! And thank you!!
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