Do you have a room in your house that is a complete disaster? One where you make sure the door is closed anytime you have company so they aren’t appalled by the way you live?
Well, I actually have two of those rooms, but I decided to conquer my laundry room first.
Let me prepare you my friends. We have lived in our home for 9 years, and we have not done one thing to this room in that time, except for add a bunch of hoard to it. I have no idea how things like dog clothes, purses, hair bands, etc. made their way into this room.
When I was contacted by Pittsburgh Paint and Stain about doing a room makeover together I knew just what room to tackle.
First of all, I made my way to Menard’s (who is one of their paint retailers) and picked out my paint.
The colors I chose were Delicate White and Julep Green. Pittsburgh Paints has color fan decks that you can purchase that have really large-sized paint swatches. I hate getting the normal paint cards with the tiny little boxes of color, only to realize after you’re halfway through the project that it wasn’t right. Having the larger size really helps you know if you have picked out the right color.
Another thing that Menards has are these great little light boxes that you can stick your swatches under and see what the color will look like under the different lighting that you have at home. Sorry the picture is terrible but my camera was focusing in on the lights.
Once we got home, we decided that the hanging clothes rod between the wall and the cabinet needed to go. The only clothes that ever got hung on there, had been on there so long they were no longer in style. It had more or less become a clothes purgatory between our closet and Goodwill.
We decided another set of cabinets would be more practical for us.
When we went to our area hardware stores to check out their cabinet selections, we found out the cheapest ones were $150 which, was more than this cheapo wanted to spend. So the hubby checked out Craigslist and found some that were a pretty close match for less than $50.
I started by painting the walls Julep Green. The paint that I used was from Pittsburg Paint’s Grand Distinction line, which was a paint and primer in one.
It went on very smoothly, and it shockingly only took one coat! The trim and cabinets took me a couple of coats since it was on a darker surface.
You can also go to the Pittsburgh Paint Pinterest Board to see examples of other projects completed using their paint and check out their wide selection of colors.
When I finished painting the room, it felt a little sterile to me, so I decided to add the Raj Trellis Indian Wall Stencil by Royal Design Stencils.
I had never stenciled an entire room before, so I had no idea what to expect. I’m not going to lie, it took me several days to do this. The stencils are easy to use but to do a whole room takes a bit of time. The paint that I used to stencil is an opalescent color, so you might not be able to see all parts of it from the pictures, but you can in real life.
I really loved how it turned out though!
If you go to the Pittsburgh Paint FB page, they are hosting six paint product giveaways on our FB page now through Feb 2015! Go and win some for yourself!
Dianna L. says
this looks great! our laundry room is rough drywall that was never finished and made pretty so even your before looks better than ours 🙂
What a great transformation! The light blue walls, along with white cabinets & silvery stenciled walls make the room so much lighter & more inviting.
It’s so pretty that it would almost make doing laundry fun. The stenciling is beautiful – you are a brave woman to take on a whole room. But the effort was worth it, my dear!
Love the colors and pattern you chose. So pretty!! Love the transformation!! BTW….did you know that Heart of Dixie comes back on this month?? I watched the sneak peek and can’t wait!!
Thanks Crystal! I’ve been watching Hart of Dixie! I can’t wait for Wade to find out she’s pregnant!
Your laundry room turned out perfect. I love the colors you chose and the stencil. Great work Shanna!!
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says
It looks so, so beautiful!!!!
Laundry Shoppe says
Amazing makeover! It would be a crime now to hoard anything in there but laundry. Just organizing this room and getting ridding of the clutter would have been great. But, the colors and beautiful stencil work make this laundry space simply dreamy! Enjoy.
Thank you so much! Have a Happy New Year!
Mrs Major Hoff says
Gorgeous! I grew up with Menards, but I don’t have one here 🙁 My laundry room is up next, so I love the inspiration yours provided!
What a bright and beautiful transformation! I love the wall color and the stencil adds the perfect touch to your laundry room. Stenciling a wall is on the top of my list for next year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Shanna, it looks so fresh and pretty! I L-O-V-E the color and the stencil! Subtle, but beautiful! I know you are glad to check this off your list! All your hard work was so worth it. 🙂
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Wow, Shanna!!! Now THAT is a makeover!! I love it..the color and the stencil. Beautiful!!!!
OH WOW so very pretty!!! Love it!
Love the paint colors you picked! Great job!
Thank you my dear! Happy New Year to you!
Looks fantastic! That’s the same stencil I used on my floor. I LURVE it!!! Beautiful job.
Thanks my dear! Happy New Year to you!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
WOW, what a difference!! Your stenciled wall turned out beautifully. You must be so glad you got it done before the holidays so you can enjoy it!!
Beautiful! Who wouldn’t enjoy doing laundry in such a pretty room?
Thanks Paula! Happy New Year to you!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
It is gorgeous! I can’t imagine the work that went into it….and at Christmas! Well done. XXOO Christy
Audra at Renewed Projects says
Totally understand how one room can end up being a catch-all for random objects! lol Love how youbrightened up the laundry room. Its such a pretty room!
Ann Marie at Iris Abbey says
I want this! Actually, I can do this and you have inspired me. I have a large stencil that I haven’t used yet. Your laundry room looks beautiful. I hope — if I can get my ducks in a row and do this — that mine looks half as good. I saw your link at That DIY Party.
Becky @ Eliorah says
I absolutely love the stenciling you did! I’m going to be redoing my laundry room soon, and I think this will be a must! Pinning this for future reference, thanks for sharing. Visiting from the Frugal Friday Link-Up 🙂