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« on: April 03, 2014 06:51:58 AM »

We're still in the process of getting this hose fixed up to sell.  A few weeks ago I finished the laundry room/pantry! I sure wish I had before photos because it was pretty awful.

Wallpaper border down (the VERY LAST OF THE WALLPAPER to take down in the house..and it was a TOUGH job) and fresh paint up. The paint looks green in some light, blue in some light and gray and some light. Normally I don't like blues, but this works for me. New light (SO MUCH BRIGHTER!), light switch and outlets. The icky carpet and old, old, OLD linoleum was removed and new Pergo slate-look floor added (I wouldn't have considered Pergo if we were staying here, but I'm sure it'll hold up as long as we'll need it to sell). The washer and dryer were scrubbed to within an inch of their livescleaned right down to the nitty gritty and they look nearly new now!

The doorway to this room WAS a 6' doorway that was absolutely overkill and we really needed the wall space so the doorway was reduced to 30" (plenty enough room for anything going into that room) and a new bifold door added. The door and door trim are painted the same as the wall color because I want the door to visually blend into the wall on the kitchen side. There are four doorways that go into the kitchen and I think painting them all off white breaks up the kitchen too much.

The shelves were reconfigured and one long shelf added. Before, we had the cat's litter box below the shelving, but I no longer want cats in there so now there's PLENTY of room for my husband's never-ending supply of toilet paper and paper towels. We no longer have to go downstairs to get them. SO MUCH STORAGE SPACE! I scrubbed and spray-painted the heat grate (it was so beat up), but once I saw this photo I realized the white is too white and so it is now a dark, charcoal gray.

The floor and the wall color are the same as what I will be using on the kitchen.

It's nice having space in there to fold clothes (rather than trying to find a place that doesn't have animal hair in another section of the house) and it's SO MUCH EASIER to keep clean!

(the cover for the ironing board was in the wash)






I'm getting close to finishing the kitchen and I'll post photos when that is done.  It's surprising how long this stuff takes to finish!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014 08:14:25 AM »

So completely worth all the work when you get this kind of result. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014 08:45:06 AM »

Your laundry room looks great, love all the storage Smiley  Do you happen to have the name of the paint colour you used?  It looks fabulous!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014 11:37:05 AM »

Thanks guys!  The paint color is Behr Frozen Pond.  It's one of those colors that really changes with the light.  I put cool lights in the kitchen and so the kitchen looks more blue, but in the sunlight it looks more green.  It looks REALLY good with charcoal or black and white or cream.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014 07:04:20 AM »

Love all the shelving you put in.  Everything looks so clean and tidy now.  Enjoy your new room.
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